Saturday, October 1, 2016
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The Buffalo Bulls take on the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Alumni Stadium. The opening line for this game has Boston College as 20 point favorites. This season the Bulls are 1-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-2-0. The Eagles have an over/under record of 1-3-0 and they are 1-2-1 against the spread.
Tyree Jackson finished with 178 yards through the air for Buffalo last week. He completed 20 passes out of 31 attempts for a 65% completion percentage. The Bulls were led in rushing by Johnathan Hawkins, who finished with 37 yards on 10 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 4 yards per carry. Marcus McGill was the team leader in receiving with a total of 63 yards and 2 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 32 yards per reception. As a team in that game Buffalo got a total of 13 first downs. Of those first downs, 5 came on the ground while 7 came through the air. They ran 64 total plays for 265 yards for the game. The Bulls ran for 87 yards on 33 attempts.
Patrick Towles finished with 157 yards passing for Boston College last week. He went 9 for 16, resulting in a 56% completion percentage. The Eagles were led on the ground by Davon Jones, who finished with 90 yards on 12 carries. He ended the game with an average of 8 yards per rush. Michael Walker led the team in receiving with 72 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. Boston College had 23 first downs total. 14 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 76 total plays for 490 yards for the contest. The Eagles ran for 300 yards on 56 carries as a team.
Buffalo scores 17.7 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 120th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 14.7 passes on 29.3 attempts for a 50 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 161.7 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 114th in college football. The Bulls run for an average of 181.3 yards per game on 38.7 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. That ranks them 63rd in the nation. They also run 68 plays per contest and average 5 yards per play for an average of 343 yards per game, ranking their offense 108th overall this season. The Bulls average 18.7 first downs per game which ranks them 101st in the country. They accumulate 47.3 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, which ranks 92nd in the nation.
Buffalo allows 110 passing yards per game, ranking 2nd in D-1, and they allow 26.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 68th. They give up 11.7 completions on 18.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 62.5. The Bulls allow 291 rushing yards per game on 54.7 carries for an average of 5.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 127th in the country. Buffalo allows 401 total yards per game including 5.5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 78th in terms of yards per game. They force 0.7 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.3 penalties for 65.7 yards per game, ranking them 98th among D-1 teams.
Boston College averages 20.5 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 113th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 11 passes per game on 22 attempts for a 50 percent completion percentage. They throw for 151.3 yards through the air per game, ranking them 117th in Division 1. The Eagles run for an average of 168.3 yards per game on 40.5 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 76th on the ground. They also run 62.5 plays per game and average 5.1 yards per play for a total of 319.5 yards per game, ranking them 120th in the country on offense. The Eagles get an average of 15.3 first downs per game, which ranks 123rd in the nation. They average 65.5 penalty yards per game via 7.8 penalties, ranking them 38th in college football.
Boston College allows an average of 144.8 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 9th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 20.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 35th in the nation. They give up 12 completions on 23.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 50.5 per game. The Eagles allow 91 rushing yards per contest on 37.3 carries for a 2.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 13th in the country. Boston College allows 235.8 total yards per game for an average of 3.9 yards per play, which ranks 6th in D-1. They force 1.3 turnovers per contest and 4 penalties for 31.3 yards in each contest, ranking 3rd in the nation.
Buffalo Betting Trends
Buffalo is 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Buffalo has an ATS record of 1-2-0 this season
Boston College Betting Trends
Boston College is 1-3-0 against the over/under this season
Boston College has an ATS record of 1-2-1 this season
Injuries to Watch
No key injuries to report
08/30/16 WR Troy Flutie Suspension out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Boston College
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