Saturday, October 22, 2016
Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium
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The Buffalo Bulls take on the Northern Illinois Huskies on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Brigham Field at Huskie Stadium. The opening line for this game has Northern Illinois as 20 point favorites. This season the Bulls are 2-4-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-4-0. The Huskies have an over/under record of 5-2-0 and they are 2-5-0 against the spread.
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Tyree Jackson finished with 306 yards through the air for Buffalo last week. He completed 28 passes out of 46 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Bulls were led in rushing by Jordan Johnson, who finished with 76 yards on 12 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 6 yards per carry. Malcolm Robinson was the team leader in receiving with a total of 80 yards and 5 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. As a team in that game Buffalo got a total of 24 first downs. Of those first downs, 7 came on the ground while 16 came through the air. They ran 83 total plays for 459 yards for the game. The Bulls ran for 153 yards on 37 attempts.
Anthony Maddie finished with 165 yards passing for Northern Illinois last week. He went 18 for 30, resulting in a 60% completion percentage. The Huskies were led on the ground by Aregeros Turner, who finished with 80 yards on 4 carries. He ended the game with an average of 20 yards per rush. Kenny Golladay led the team in receiving with 70 yards and 7 catches. He finished the game with an average of 10 yards per reception. Northern Illinois had 16 first downs total. 7 came from running the ball and 8 came from a pass. They ran 67 total plays for 339 yards for the contest. The Huskies ran for 174 yards on 37 carries as a team.
Buffalo scores 16.2 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 126th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 17.2 passes on 32.8 attempts for a 52.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 181.3 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 104th in college football. The Bulls run for an average of 139.8 yards per game on 34.8 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry. That ranks them 103rd in the nation. They also run 67.7 plays per contest and average 4.7 yards per play for an average of 321.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 122nd overall this season. The Bulls average 17 first downs per game which ranks them 119th in the country. They accumulate 41.3 penalty yards per game via 5.2 penalties, which ranks 113th in the nation.
Buffalo allows 148.2 passing yards per game, ranking 4th in D-1, and they allow 31.7 points per contest on defense, which ranks 92nd. They give up 11.5 completions on 19.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 58.5. The Bulls allow 285.3 rushing yards per game on 54.2 carries for an average of 5.3 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 128th in the country. Buffalo allows 433.5 total yards per game including 5.9 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 93rd in terms of yards per game. They force 1.2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.5 penalties for 47 yards per game, ranking them 32nd among D-1 teams.
Northern Illinois averages 27.3 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 77th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 21.1 passes per game on 35.6 attempts for a 59.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 236.9 yards through the air per game, ranking them 60th in Division 1. The Huskies run for an average of 218 yards per game on 40.4 attempts for an average of 5.4 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 29th on the ground. They also run 76 plays per game and average 6 yards per play for a total of 454.9 yards per game, ranking them 38th in the country on offense. The Huskies get an average of 22.1 first downs per game, which ranks 48th in the nation. They average 71.7 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, ranking them 15th in college football.
Northern Illinois allows an average of 272.6 passing yards per game, which ranks 102nd in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 37.3 points per contest, which has them ranked 116th in the nation. They give up 19.4 completions on 32 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.7 per game. The Huskies allow 224.6 rushing yards per contest on 47.3 carries for a 4.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 111th in the country. Northern Illinois allows 497.1 total yards per game for an average of 6.3 yards per play, which ranks 122nd in D-1. They force 0.9 turnovers per contest and 7 penalties for 74.4 yards in each contest, ranking 121st in the nation.
Buffalo Betting Trends
Buffalo is 2-4-0 against the over/under this season
Buffalo has an ATS record of 2-4-0 this season
Northern Illinois Betting Trends
Northern Illinois is 5-2-0 against the over/under this season
Northern Illinois has an ATS record of 2-5-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/16/16 OL Tyler O'Henly Concussion "?" Saturday vs. No Illinois
09/29/16 LB Brandon Berry Personal quit the team
10/14/16 DT Mario Jones Lung out indefinitely
09/15/16 QB Drew Hare Hamstring out indefinitely
08/27/16 S Jackson Abresch Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Buffalo
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