Buffalo Bulls (4-1) at Central Michigan Chippewas (1-4)
|Date & Time||Saturday October 6, 2018, 12:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Central Michigan Chippewas +8.5 -- Over/Under:
The Buffalo Bulls go on the road to face the Central Michigan Chippewas in a week six college football bout.
The Buffalo Bulls had racked up four straight wins to start the season 4-0 before they laid a huge egg in a 42-13 loss to visiting Army as a touchdown favorite. Buffalo held the Black Knights to 372 yards but managed only 255 yards and saw a blocked field goal returned 80 yards for a TD.
Bulls quarterback Tyree Jackson struggled throughout as he connected on just 10-24 throws for 152 yards and a touchdown while not even attempting to run the football.
Emmanuel Reed was the top Buffalo runner with 63 yards on 16 carries but he had very little room to operate. KJ Osborn topped the Bulls receiving corps with four receptions for 82 yards including a 53 yard scoring strike while Charlie Jones caught two passes for 53 yards.
The Central Michigan Chippewas are already fighting to save their season with a 31-20 loss at Michigan State as a four touchdown underdog to drop to 1-4 on the year. Central Michigan held the Spartans to 345 yards but were unable to stay in the game with 245 yards and a pair of turnovers.
Chippewas quarterback Tommy Lazzaro completed 19-34 for 153 yards and a touchdown and two interceptions while leading the rushing attack with 32 yards on eleven touches.
Brandon Childress caught three balls for 46 yards while Julian Hicks led CMU with five receptions for 41 yards and a score followed by Tony Poljan with a 29 yard TD reception
Over is 4-0 in Buffalo last 4 games overall and over is 3-0-1 in Buffalo last 4 conference games and over is 4-0 in Buffalo last 4 vs. a team with a losing record. Central Michigan are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 conference games and under is 8-1 in Central Michigan last 9 games following a straight up loss and under is 5-1 in Central Michigan last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Central Michigan has stayed loosely competitive against better competition but Buffalo is the team that should get the win here…