Thursday, November 3, 2016
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The Buffalo Bulls take on the Ohio Bobcats on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at Peden Stadium. The opening line for this game has Ohio as 19 point favorites. This season the Bulls are 3-5-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-6-0. The Bobcats have an over/under record of 1-7-1 and they are 5-4-0 against the spread.
Tyree Jackson finished with 140 yards through the air for Buffalo last week. He completed 7 passes out of 21 attempts for a 33% completion percentage. The Bulls were led in rushing by Jordan Johnson, who finished with 282 yards on 24 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 12 yards per carry. Marcus McGill was the team leader in receiving with a total of 82 yards and 3 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 27 yards per reception. As a team in that game Buffalo got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 15 came on the ground while 4 came through the air. They ran 63 total plays for 518 yards for the game. The Bulls ran for 378 yards on 42 attempts.
Quinton Maxwell finished with 159 yards passing for Ohio last week. He went 7 for 16, resulting in a 44% completion percentage. The Bobcats were led on the ground by Dorian Brown, who finished with 212 yards on 29 carries. He ended the game with an average of 7 yards per rush. Sebastian Smith led the team in receiving with 90 yards and 4 catches. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. Ohio had 23 first downs total. 12 came from running the ball and 9 came from a pass. They ran 70 total plays for 512 yards for the contest. The Bobcats ran for 269 yards on 48 carries as a team.
Buffalo scores 18.1 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 127th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 16.9 passes on 32.4 attempts for a 52.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 178.9 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 108th in college football. The Bulls run for an average of 169 yards per game on 35 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 71st in the nation. They also run 67.4 plays per contest and average 5.2 yards per play for an average of 347.9 yards per game, ranking their offense 114th overall this season. The Bulls average 17.6 first downs per game which ranks them 119th in the country. They accumulate 45.9 penalty yards per game via 5.4 penalties, which ranks 102nd in the nation.
Buffalo allows 158.3 passing yards per game, ranking 3rd in D-1, and they allow 31.8 points per contest on defense, which ranks 94th. They give up 12.9 completions on 23.8 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.2. The Bulls allow 269 rushing yards per game on 52.3 carries for an average of 5.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 124th in the country. Buffalo allows 427.3 total yards per game including 5.6 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 84th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5 penalties for 43 yards per game, ranking them 18th among D-1 teams.
Ohio averages 28.8 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 70th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18.9 passes per game on 32.9 attempts for a 57.4 percent completion percentage. They throw for 223 yards through the air per game, ranking them 76th in Division 1. The Bobcats run for an average of 199.9 yards per game on 42.6 attempts for an average of 4.7 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 41st on the ground. They also run 75.4 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 422.9 yards per game, ranking them 55th in the country on offense. The Bobcats get an average of 22.3 first downs per game, which ranks 48th in the nation. They average 64.2 penalty yards per game via 6.3 penalties, ranking them 31st in college football.
Ohio allows an average of 261 passing yards per game, which ranks 101st in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 24.4 points per contest, which has them ranked 45th in the nation. They give up 22.7 completions on 35.3 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.2 per game. The Bobcats allow 115.9 rushing yards per contest on 35.4 carries for a 3.3 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 20th in the country. Ohio allows 376.9 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 41st in D-1. They force 2.1 turnovers per contest and 6.1 penalties for 60 yards in each contest, ranking 92nd in the nation.
Buffalo Betting Trends
Buffalo is 2-6-0 against the over/under this season
Buffalo has an ATS record of 3-5-0 this season
Ohio Betting Trends
Ohio is 1-7-1 against the over/under this season
Ohio has an ATS record of 5-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
10/31/16 CB Brandon Williams Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Ohio
10/30/16 CB Boise Ross Knee "?" Thursday vs. Ohio
10/30/16 OL Tyler O'Henly Concussion "?" Thursday vs. Ohio
09/29/16 LB Brandon Berry Personal quit the team
10/31/16 RB Dorian Brown Undisclosed probable Thursday vs. Buffalo U
10/31/16 QB Greg Windham Leg injured last game, doubtful Thursday vs. Buffalo U
10/31/16 DL Tarell Basham Undisclosed injured last game, "?" Thursday vs. Buffalo U
10/30/16 WR Brendan Cope Shoulder "?" Thursday vs. Buffalo U
10/30/16 S Mayne Williams Head "?" Thursday vs. Buffalo U
10/30/16 SS Tyler Tupa Illness "?" Thursday vs. Buffalo U
10/30/16 RB Vinny Emanuele Head "?" Thursday vs. Buffalo U
10/27/16 CB Randy Stites Leg out for season
09/05/16 RB A.J. Ouellette Foot out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Buffalo
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