Miami-Ohio RedHawks (1-0) at Buffalo Bulls (1-0)
College Football: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 8:00 pm (UB Stadium)
The Line: Buffalo Bulls -11 -- Over/Under: 56.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Miami-Ohio RedHawks and the Buffalo Bulls meet in college football MAC-tion as week 11 of the 2020 season gets started from UB Stadium in Buffalo on Tuesday night.
The Miami-Ohio RedHawks will look to build off of a 38-31 win over Ball State to start their season on a high note last time out. AJ Mayer threw for 212 yards and 3 touchdowns on 16 of 24 passing while Brett Gabbert has 76 yards on 5 of 8 passing before leaving the game with an injury. Davion Johnson had a team-high 58 rushing yards on 11 carries while Zach Kahn added 42 rushing yards and a pair of rushing TDs. Jack Sorenson led the RedHawks in receiving with 7 grabs for 139 yards while Jack Coldiron had a pair of touchdown receptions and Jalen Walker added a TD grab of his own as well in the winning effort. Defensively, Ryan McWood led the RedHawks with 14 total tackles including a team-high 6 solo tackles while Lonnie Phelps and Dominique Robinson each had a pair of sacks and Mike Brown had a sack as well in the victory.
The Buffalo Bulls will look to build on a season-opening 49-30 win over Northern Illinois in their last outing, also kicking off their season with a W. Kyle Vantrease threw for 175 yards, a touchdown and an interception on 11 of 17 passing while Jaret Patterson rushed for a team-high 137 yards and 2 TDs on 20 carries. Vantrease also added a rushing score of his own on his lone carry. Antonio Nunn led Buffalo’s receiving group with 6 grabs for 102 yards and a touchdown while Zac Lefebvre added 42 receiving yards. Defensively, Kadofi Wright had a 65-yard pick-six, while Tim Terry Jr. and Isaiah King each have a fumble recovery for a touchdown :45 apart midway through the third quarter. Malcolm Koonce and James Patterson each had a team-high 8 total tackles with Koonce adding a sack. Eric Black also had a sack as well in the winning effort for the Bulls.
Miami-Ohio is 15-4 ATS in their last 19 conference games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a win while the under is 6-2 in their last 8 games overall. Buffalo is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 17-5 ATS in their last 22 home games while the over is 15-5-1 in their last 21 conference games. Miami-Ohio is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams but are just 2-5-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams in Buffalo.
This is a lot to give up to a Miami team that scored 38 points in the opener and got it done with their backup QB in for most of that game. However, you can get away with that against Ball State, but Buffalo is a whole different situation completely. The RedHawks will still be without their top two running backs as well, and being down to your 2nd string QB and without your top two running backs isn’t a recipe for success against a Buffalo team that’s scary good defensively and had five turnovers and three defensive scores against Northern Illinois. I could easily see another two-touchdown win for Buffalo here, so I’ll lay the points with the Bulls in this spot.