Saturday, November 19, 2016
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The Buffalo Bulls take on the Western Michigan Broncos on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Waldo Stadium. The opening line for this game has Western Michigan as 34 point favorites. This season the Bulls are 3-7-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-7-0. The Broncos have an over/under record of 6-4-0 and they are 7-3-0 against the spread.
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Tyree Jackson finished with 302 yards through the air for Buffalo last week. He completed 23 passes out of 38 attempts for a 61% completion percentage. The Bulls were led in rushing by Jordan Johnson, who finished with 59 yards on 17 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Mason Schreck was the team leader in receiving with a total of 120 yards and 7 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 17 yards per reception. As a team in that game Buffalo got a total of 19 first downs. Of those first downs, 6 came on the ground while 12 came through the air. They ran 78 total plays for 413 yards for the game. The Bulls ran for 105 yards on 38 attempts.
Zach Terrell finished with 367 yards passing for Western Michigan last week. He went 23 for 34, resulting in a 68% completion percentage. The Broncos were led on the ground by Jarvion Franklin, who finished with 109 yards on 17 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Corey Davis led the team in receiving with 272 yards and 12 catches. He finished the game with an average of 23 yards per reception. Western Michigan had 26 first downs total. 10 came from running the ball and 16 came from a pass. They ran 62 total plays for 553 yards for the contest. The Broncos ran for 186 yards on 28 carries as a team.
Buffalo scores 17.9 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 126th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 18 passes on 33.9 attempts for a 53.1 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 193.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 98th in college football. The Bulls run for an average of 164.4 yards per game on 36.4 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry. That ranks them 78th in the nation. They also run 70.3 plays per contest and average 5.1 yards per play for an average of 357.6 yards per game, ranking their offense 110th overall this season. The Bulls average 18.7 first downs per game which ranks them 110th in the country. They accumulate 46.9 penalty yards per game via 5.6 penalties, which ranks 97th in the nation.
Buffalo allows 160.7 passing yards per game, ranking 4th in D-1, and they allow 32.3 points per contest on defense, which ranks 95th. They give up 12.3 completions on 22.7 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 54.2. The Bulls allow 251.2 rushing yards per game on 49.6 carries for an average of 5.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 123rd in the country. Buffalo allows 411.9 total yards per game including 5.7 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 68th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.1 penalties for 44.5 yards per game, ranking them 25th among D-1 teams.
Western Michigan averages 44.4 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 7th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 18 passes per game on 25.7 attempts for a 70 percent completion percentage. They throw for 244.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 52nd in Division 1. The Broncos run for an average of 253.7 yards per game on 47.7 attempts for an average of 5.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 13th on the ground. They also run 73.4 plays per game and average 6.8 yards per play for a total of 498.2 yards per game, ranking them 16th in the country on offense. The Broncos get an average of 26.1 first downs per game, which ranks 8th in the nation. They average 44.8 penalty yards per game via 4.7 penalties, ranking them 108th in college football.
Western Michigan allows an average of 204 passing yards per game, which ranks 37th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 19.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 15th in the nation. They give up 17.1 completions on 30.4 attempts for a completion percentage of 56.3 per game. The Broncos allow 157.4 rushing yards per contest on 33.5 carries for a 4.7 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 55th in the country. Western Michigan allows 361.4 total yards per game for an average of 5.7 yards per play, which ranks 33rd in D-1. They force 1.9 turnovers per contest and 6.3 penalties for 52.9 yards in each contest, ranking 62nd in the nation.
Buffalo Betting Trends
Buffalo is 3-7-0 against the over/under this season
Buffalo has an ATS record of 3-7-0 this season
Western Michigan Betting Trends
Western Michigan is 6-4-0 against the over/under this season
Western Michigan has an ATS record of 7-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/13/16 CB Boise Ross Knee "?" Saturday vs. Western Michigan
09/29/16 LB Brandon Berry Personal quit the team
11/13/16 RB Jamauri Bogan Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Buffalo U
08/29/16 WR Bryson White Dismissed has been dismissed
08/29/16 LB Ron George Dismissed has been dismissed
Tony's Pick: Take Western Michigan -34
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