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Army vs. Buffalo - 9/9/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Buffalo Bulls (0-1) at Army Black Knights (1-0)

College Football: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm (Michie Stadium)

The Line: Army Black Knights -17 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: CBSSN

The Buffalo Bulls look to get in the win column at the Army Black Knights in week two college football.

The Buffalo Bulls face the Army option in week two after a strong defensive performance came up short in a 17-7 defeat at the Minnesota Golden Gophers in their opener. The big concern was controlling the Golden Gophers on the ground but Bulls did the unexpected and allowed just 3.3 yards per rush. However, UB was outgained 408-262 and only held the ball for 23 minutes so the offense came up short especially on the ground which accounted for 51 yards and only a 2.3 yard average.  Buffalo’s only chance of moving the chains was through the air with quarterback Tyree Jackson who connected on 22-42 for 211 yards with a touchdown and interception. Anthony Johnson topped the receiving corps with eleven receptions for 140 yards including a 16 yard touchdown in the first quarter that erased a 7-0 deficit. Punter Kyle Deween helped the Buffalo defense with a 48 yard average on eight boots. 

Army vs. Buffalo - 9/9/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Army Black Knights are shooting for another winning season and a Bowl appearance in 2017. The Black Knights opened the season in convincing fashion with a 64-6 demolition of FCS Fordham. Army scored early and often and never stopped in rolling up a 513-318 yardage edge with every yard coming on the ground which averaged nearly eleven yards per touch. The Black Knights defense eliminated the Rams rushing attack and everything allowed through the air was of the short variety. Ahmad Bradshaw was 0-2 through the air but it mattered little as he romped for 177 yards on nine carries with a pair of touchdowns including a 71 yard burst to lead a potent Army ground game while Darnell Woolfolk powered his way to 95 yards on ten touches and a 39 yard score. Altogether 15 Black Knights ran the ball with the team trying to run out the clock. 

The under is 5-0 in Buffalo last 5 road games and the under is 6-1 in Buffalo last 7 games on fieldturf while the under is 6-1 in Buffalo last 7 games overall. Army are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in September and the over is 14-5 in Army last 19 versus MAC while the under is 5-2 in Army last 7 games in September. 

The Black Knights were more then impressive in their opener and I don’t care if it came against Fordham. I think Buffalo looked good at Minnesota as well so right now I’ll grab the points and look at this further…

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