Thursday, November 5, 2015
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The Buffalo Bulls face the Kent State Golden Flashes on Thursday at Dix Stadium. The opening line for this game has Buffalo as 2 point favorites and the over/under was set at 49.
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Joe Licata finished his last game with 289 yards through the air for Buffalo. He completed 22 passes out of 29 attempts for a 76% completion percentage. The Bulls were led in rushing by Jordan Johnson, who finished with 123 yards on 28 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Ron Willoughby led the team in receiving. He had a total of 87 yards on 2 receptions for an average of 44 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game Buffalo had 433 total yards on 69 plays. They gained 6 rushing first downs, 11 passing, and 1 by way of penalty for a total of 18 first downs on the game. The Bulls rushed for 144 yards by way of 40 carries.
George Bollas finished his last game with 111 yards through the air for Kent State. He completed 12 passes out of 25 attempts for a 48% completion percentage. The Golden Flashes were led in rushing by P.J. Simmons, who finished with 48 yards on 5 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 10 yards per carry. Antwan Dixon led the team in receiving. He had a total of 52 yards on 4 receptions for an average of 13 yards per catch in the game. Kent State had 166 total yards on 51 plays. They gained 4 rushing first downs, 4 passing, and 2 by way of penalty for a total of 10 first downs on the game. The Golden Flashes rushed for 55 yards by way of 26 carries.
Buffalo is scoring 28.1 points per game on offense this season. In the passing department, they are averaging 22 passes on 34.8 attempts for a 63.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 237.6 yards per game through the air as well. The Bulls are averaging 145.5 rushing yards per game on 37 attempts per contest for an average of 3.9 yards per carry. They are also running 71.8 plays per game and average 5.3 yards per play for an average of 383.1 yards per contest. The Bulls manage 19.9 first downs per contest and they average a total of 75.8 penalty yards on 8.1 penalties.
Buffalo allows 245 passing yards per game and 25 points per contest on defense. They give up 19.6 completions on 34.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.5. The Bulls allow an average of 159.4 rushing yards per game on 37.4 carries for a 4.3 average. Buffalo allows 404.4 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 6.9 penalties for 64.9 yards per game.
Kent State averages 15.8 points per game this season on offense. In the passing department, they complete 14.8 passes per game on 28.9 attempts for a 51.1 percent completion percentage. They are throwing for 146 yards through the air per game thus far. The Golden Flashes rush for an average of 155.9 yards per contest on 42.4 attempts for an average of 3.7 yards per carry for the season. They also run 71.3 plays per game and average 4.2 yards per play for an average of 301.9 yards in each contest. The Golden Flashes are gaining 15.3 first downs per contest and they average 84.9 penalty yards on 9.3 penalties per game.
Kent State allows an average of 215.4 passing yards and 27.6 points per contest. They give up 16.9 completions on 33 attempts for a completion percentage of 51.1 per game. The Golden Flashes allow an average of 118 rushing yards per game on 38.4 carries for an average of 3.1 yards per carry. Kent State allows 333.4 total yards per game for an average of 4.7 yards per play. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 7.8 penalties for 73.1 yards in each contest.
Buffalo Betting Trends
Buffalo is 4-4-0 against the over/under so far this season
Buffalo has an ATS record of 5-3-0 this season
Kent State Betting Trends
Kent State is 2-5-0 against the over/under so far this season
Kent State has an ATS record of 3-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/02/15 OL Brandon Manosalvas Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Kent State
11/02/15 OL Dillon Guy Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Kent State
10/21/15 DE Torey Hendrick Eligibility out for season
10/14/15 CB Terrance Wilson Shoulder out for season
09/24/15 DE Myles Nicholas Shoulder out for season
09/05/15 DE Zach Smekal Knee out for season
09/02/15 Backup RB Devin Campbell Back out indefinitely
11/02/15 RB Myles Washington Undisclosed out indefinitely
11/02/15 RB Nick Holley Hip doubtful Thursday vs. Buffalo U
11/01/15 DB Jordan Italiano Head injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Buffalo U
Guy's Pick: Take Kent State
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