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Buffalo Bulls vs. Akron Zips - 11/11/14 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Akron Zips (4-5) at Buffalo Bulls (3-6)
Date & Time Tuesday November 11, 2014, 8:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Buffalo Bulls +2.5 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
ESPN U HD
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CFB | Akron Zips (4-5) at Buffalo Bulls (3-6)
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The Akron Zips go on the road to take the field with the Buffalo Bulls in week 12 action.

The Akron Zips have three games remaining in the regular season and at 4-5 they need to sweep the final three games to have a chance at the postseason. The Zips have dropped three in a row following a 27-10 loss to visiting Bowling Green in week eleven as the offense continued to struggle to move the chains. Both teams approached 400 yards with Akron riding the passing of Kyle Pohl who connected on 31-62 for 304 yards and three interceptions. Jawn Chisholm and Conor Hundley gave Akron some punch on the ground with 113 yards on 22 carries but turnovers killed this team with a pair of lost fumbles with one returned for a touchdown. On the flip side the Falcons did not commit a turnover.

The Buffalo Bulls have been out of the MAC race for quite awhile with no opportunity to reach the postseason with too much talent lost from a season ago to hang with the conference powers. The Bulls dropped to 3-6 following loss number four in a row in a 37-14 defeat at Ohio that eliminated any chance the Bulls had at a secure berth. This was never competitive with the Bobcats up 27-7 at one point on the way to 389 yards. Buffalo managed just 134 yards and seven first downs with four turnovers and less then 24 minutes of possession. UB could not get anything going on the ground so Joe Licata and the air attack was option number two although throwing the ball but he struggled to a 9-20 performance with for 74 yards with a 12 yard score to Ron Willoughby with an interception.

The Zips are 0-5 ATS vs. a team with a losing record and the under is 7-0 in Zips last 7 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game while the Zips are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games on fieldturf. For Buffalo the Bulls are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after accumulating less than 100 yards rushing in their previous game and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game while the Bulls are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record. Head to head the under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings and the Zips are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 meetings while the underdog is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings. To be honest I don't like either team and Akron is just plain disappointing so maybe the lesser of two evils...

Pick:
Akron -2.5

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