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Kent State vs. Buffalo - 9/30/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Buffalo Bulls (2-2) at Kent State Golden Flashes (1-3)

College Football: Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 3:30 pm (Dix Stadium)

The Line: Kent State Golden Flashes +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN3.com

The Buffalo Bulls go on the road to take the field with the Kent State Golden Flashes in week five college football.

The Buffalo Bulls go on the road to face the MAC rival Kent State Golden Flashes in week five. The Bulls come off of a 34-31 victory against the Florida Atlantic Owls Saturday that evened their record at 2-2. The Bulls won the battle for yardage 468-412 with some ability to both run and throw while holding the ball for over 40 minutes. The UB quarterback duo of Tyree Jackson and Drew Anderson combined to connect on 18-27 for 254 yards with no interceptions while Anderson threw for a touchdown. Anthony Johnson paced Buffalo with six receptions for 87 yards and a 20 yard score while Emmanuel Reed led the rushing attack with 107 yards on 26 carries. Theo Anderson gave the Bulls 57 yards on 15 touches and a score while Jackson added 38 yards and a pair of TD’s.

Kent State vs. Buffalo - 9/30/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Kent State Golden Flashes welcome the Buffalo Bulls to town for a MAC tilt on Saturday. The Golden Flashes come off of a 42-3 defeat at the Louisville Cardinals as a 42 point underdog. The Golden Flashes struggled on both sides of the football as they were outgained 539-150 with three turnovers and less then 24 minutes of possession. Kent State seldom put the ball in the air with quarterback George Bollas going 2-4 for eleven yards with a 37 yard pick six which made the passing game a non factor. The Golden Flashes tried to establish the running game with little success with Dustin Crum logging 62 yards on 18 carries with a 30 yard run but he also lost a pair of fumbles while Kesean Gamble totaled 45 yards on 12 touches. The Golden Flashes received a strong defensive effort from cornerback Demetrius Monday with a pair of interceptions and three tackles.

Buffalo are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games on fieldturf and Buffalo are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in September while Buffalo are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall. Kent State are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 280 yards passing in their previous game and Kent State are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall while Kent State are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following a straight up loss of more than 20 points. Buffalo are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Kent State and the road team is 8-1-2 ATS in their last 11 meetings while the underdog is 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 meetings. 

Buffalo has performed at a higher level then expected in their four games thus far and could realistically be 3-1 if not for a few bad plays at Army. I’ll back the improved team looking for revenge…

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