Ohio Bobcats (5-1) at Buffalo Bulls (2-4)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 24, 2015, 3:30 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Buffalo Bulls +2.5 -- Over/Under: 51
The Ohio Bobcats will travel to UB Stadium to take on the Buffalo Bulls this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The Ohio Bobcats were able to hang around with Western Michigan Broncos but allowed 21 unanswered points in the 3rd quarter and end up losing 49-14 this past Saturday, dropping the Bobcats to 5-2 (2-1 MAC East) on the season. The Bobcats had no answers for the Broncos offense as they were outgained by a 567-354 margin. Leading the way for Ohio was WR Jordan Reid who finished the game with 109 yards on 7 receptions. On the season, Ohio has been averaging 26.7 ppg on 383.6 yards per game (241.0 passing, 142.6 rushing). Offensively, the Bobcats have been led by QB Derrius Vick who has completed 64.3% of his passes for 1331 yards, 9 TD’s and 3 INT. WR’s Sebastian Smith (31 receptions, 413 yards, 5 TD) and Jordan Reid (24 receptions, 285 yards, TD) have been the top two WR’s for the Bobcats. The rushing attack has been led by Daz’mond Patterson (67 carries, 307 yards, 6 TD) and A.J. Ouellette (61 carries, 260 yards, 2 TD). Defensively, Ohio has been solid on the season as they are holding their opponents to an average of 20.4 ppg on 369.9 yards per game (196.4 passing, 173.5 rushing). Ohio is currently has committed just 6 turnovers on the season and have a turnover margin of plus 9. Leading the way for the Bobcats defense has been LB Quentin Poling (40 Tackles, 3.0 Sacks, 2 INT).
The Buffalo Bulls couldn’t slow down the Central Michigan offense and dropped to 2-4 (0-2 MAC East) on the season after being defeated 51-14. Buffalo was outgained by Central Michigan by a 463-241 margin and committed four turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Bulls QB Joe Licata who completed 13 of 25 passes for 133 yards, TD, and INT. On the season, Buffalo is currently averaging 25.8 ppg on 376.5 yards per game (233.3 yards, 143.2 rushing). Leading the way offensively for Buffalo has been RB Anthone Taylor who has 526 yards and 2 TD’s on 110 carries. RB Jordan Johnson has also helped the running game picking up 305 yards and 3 TD on 67 carries. QB Joe Licata has completed 61.6% of his passes on the season for 1375 yards, 8 TD, and 6 INT. Ron Willoughby (32 receptions, 395 yards, 3 TD) and Matt Weiser (29 receptions, 295 yards, 1 TD) lead the way for the Buffalo wide receivers. Defensively, Buffalo is currently allowing their opponents to 26.5 ppg on 410.8 yards per game (228.0 passing, 182.8 rushing). Buffalo currently has a minus 1 turnover margin and has been led on the defensive side of the ball by LB Nick Gilbo (52 tackles, 2.5 sacks) and DB Boise Ross (25 tackles, 2 INT).
The Bobcats are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss however, just 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The Bulls are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games.
Ohio struggled against Western Michigan which was their real first major test in the MAC Conference. Buffalo has dropped three straight games however, have played better at home this season which includes holding the Bowling Green offense to just 28 points (28-22 loss on 10/3. Ohio has had a great start to the season and I think this is going to be close low scoring game so I’m going take Buffalo and the under in this one.