Army Black Knights (2-2) at Buffalo Bulls (4-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 12:00 pm (UB Stadium)
The Line: Buffalo Bulls -6.5 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Army Black Knights and the Buffalo Bulls will meet up in college football action on Saturday, September 29 at UB Stadium.
Army enters this game with a 2-2 record so far. The Knights have bagged wins over Liberty 38-14 and Hawaii 28-21 while falling to Duke in the opener 34-14 and Oklahoma 28-21 in OT this past Saturday.
In the Oklahoma game, Army QB Kelvin Hopkins posted an ugly statistical outing through the air with 40 yards and two picks, but led the team in rushing with 102 yards and a TD. Kell Walker was the only Knight to catch a pass, with three grabs for all 40 yards.
As for Buffalo, they’re entering this game with a smooth 4-0 record thus far. The Bulls have taken out Del State 48-10, Temple 36-29, Eastern Michigan 35-28 and Rutgers 42-13 this past Saturday.
In the Rutgers game, Buffalo QB Tyree Jackson put up 263 yards, three TDs and two picks, while Anthony Johnson did big damage on two catches for 101 yards and a TD. Leading the Buffalo rush was Jaret Patterson with 104 yards and two scores.
The Black Knights are 4-0-1 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 4-1-1 ATS in their last six overall. Army is 1-4 ATS in their last five versus the MAC and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 in September.
Meanwhile, the Bulls are 4-0 ATS in their last four following a straight-up win and 8-1 ATS in their last nine in September. Buffalo is 7-1 ATS in their last eight home games and 6-1 ATS in their last seven non-conference games.
Looking at Army’s offensive stats from the OK game, it’s almost absurd to think they were razor-close to stealing a win. The key for the Knights in that game was ball control, as they allowed the Sooners’ offense to be on the field for just over a quarter in regulation. This will be a tough test for a surging Buffalo team, as the Knights will come into this one with the confidence they can play against anyone. This should be a great matchup and a heavy clock-control affair on both sides. I think the Buffalo offense is good enough to fend off Army’s attack, so I’ll take the Bulls for the slim cover but I’m staying away otherwise. The best play just might be the under, though.