Buffalo Bulls (0-3) vs. Eastern Michigan Eagles (2-1)
September 24, 2022 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Eastern Michigan Eagles -4.5 / Buffalo Bulls +4.5; Over/Under: +60.5
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles and Buffalo Bulls clash Saturday in week 4 MAC college football action from Rynearson Stadium.
The Buffalo Bulls will look to rebound after falling to 0-3 with a 38-26 loss to Coastal Carolina in their last game. At the time this article was written, Cole Snyder’s thrown for 465 yards and 3 touchdowns on 59.4% passing while Mike Washington leads Buffalo on the ground with 88 rushing yards and a score this season. Justin Marshall leads Buffalo with 168 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Quian Williams has a team-high 11 catches for 133 yards this season. On defense, Shaun Dolac has a team-high 22 total tackles including 14 solo tackles and a sack while Marcus Fuqua has an interception this season for the Bulls’ defense.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles will be out to build on their 30-21 upset win over Arizona State to improve to 2-1 on the year. At the time this article was written, Taylor Powell’s thrown for 588 yards, 4 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on 65% passing while Samson Evans leads the Eagles in rushing with 108 yards and 2 TDs this season. Tanner Knue leads EMU’s receiving corps with 12 catches for 132 yards and 3 touchdowns on the year. On defense, Chase Kline has a team-high 14 total tackles to lead the Eagles’ defense this season.
Buffalo is 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 0-2-2 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a loss. Eastern Michigan is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in September while the under is 13-6-1 in their last 20 home games against a team with a losing road record.
This sets up as a bit of a letdown spot for Eastern Michigan with their win over Arizona State still fresh, but I’m not buying it. Buffalo has not been good at all this season on the defensive side of the ball, and while Eastern Michigan isn’t necessarily a flashy team, they’re effective and find ways to get the job done. I just don’t want any part of this Buffalo team until they figure out their defensive issues, so I’ll back EMU by default here.