Saturday, October 8, 2016
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The Kent State Golden Flashes take on the Buffalo Bulls on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at UB Stadium. The opening line for this game has Buffalo as 2 point favorites. This season the Golden Flashes are 3-2-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2-0. The Bulls have an over/under record of 1-3-0 and they are 1-3-0 against the spread.
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Nick Holley finished with 285 yards through the air for Kent State last week. He completed 19 passes out of 35 attempts for a 54% completion percentage. The Golden Flashes were led in rushing by Nick Holley, who finished with 117 yards on 34 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 3 yards per carry. Justin Rankin was the team leader in receiving with a total of 181 yards and 10 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. As a team in that game Kent State got a total of 20 first downs. Of those first downs, 8 came on the ground while 11 came through the air. They ran 77 total plays for 423 yards for the game. The Golden Flashes ran for 138 yards on 41 attempts.
Tyree Jackson finished with 42 yards passing for Buffalo last week. He went 9 for 21, resulting in a 43% completion percentage. The Bulls were led on the ground by Johnathan Hawkins, who finished with 22 yards on 6 carries. He ended the game with an average of 4 yards per rush. Mason Schreck led the team in receiving with 26 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. Buffalo had 5 first downs total. 1 came from running the ball and 3 came from a pass. They ran 42 total plays for 67 yards for the contest. The Bulls ran for 26 yards on 19 carries as a team.
Kent State scores 20.6 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 112th in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 14.4 passes on 26.4 attempts for a 54.5 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 157.6 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 118th in college football. The Golden Flashes run for an average of 139.6 yards per game on 40.8 attempts for an average of 3.4 yards per carry. That ranks them 99th in the nation. They also run 67.2 plays per contest and average 4.4 yards per play for an average of 297.2 yards per game, ranking their offense 125th overall this season. The Golden Flashes average 14.6 first downs per game which ranks them 126th in the country. They accumulate 51.8 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, which ranks 76th in the nation.
Kent State allows 207 passing yards per game, ranking 42nd in D-1, and they allow 31.6 points per contest on defense, which ranks 96th. They give up 18 completions on 34 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 52.9. The Golden Flashes allow 161 rushing yards per game on 39.2 carries for an average of 4.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 69th in the country. Kent State allows 368 total yards per game including 5 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 46th in terms of yards per game. They force 1.8 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 5.6 penalties for 53.4 yards per game, ranking them 59th among D-1 teams.
Buffalo averages 14 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 126th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 13.5 passes per game on 27.8 attempts for a 48.6 percent completion percentage. They throw for 131.5 yards through the air per game, ranking them 124th in Division 1. The Bulls run for an average of 142.5 yards per game on 33.8 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 98th on the ground. They also run 61.5 plays per game and average 4.5 yards per play for a total of 274 yards per game, ranking them 127th in the country on offense. The Bulls get an average of 14.5 first downs per game, which ranks 127th in the nation. They average 45.3 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, ranking them 105th in college football.
Buffalo allows an average of 147 passing yards per game, which ranks 7th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 28.8 points per contest, which has them ranked 73rd in the nation. They give up 12.5 completions on 20.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 60.2 per game. The Bulls allow 253.8 rushing yards per contest on 55.3 carries for a 4.6 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 121st in the country. Buffalo allows 400.8 total yards per game for an average of 5.3 yards per play, which ranks 68th in D-1. They force 2 turnovers per contest and 6.5 penalties for 56.3 yards in each contest, ranking 73rd in the nation.
Kent State Betting Trends
Kent State is 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Kent State has an ATS record of 3-2-0 this season
Buffalo Betting Trends
Buffalo is 1-3-0 against the over/under this season
Buffalo has an ATS record of 1-3-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
09/30/16 QB Mylik Mitchell Wrist out for season
09/19/16 QB Justin Agner Undisclosed out indefinitely
09/06/16 WR Kris White Leg out indefinitely
08/11/16 WR Antwan Dixon Illness out for season
09/29/16 LB Brandon Berry Personal quit the team
Tony's Pick: Take Kent State
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