Buffalo at Penn State NCAA Football Game Picks 9/7/2019
Saturday, September 7, 2019
Matt Myers and the Buffalo Bulls head to Beaver Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Penn State Nittany Lions. Penn State opens this matchup as 23.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 55.5.
In the last game they played, the Buffalo Bulls took the field against the Robert Morris Colonials and were on the winning end of this game by a score of 38-10. Jaret Patterson led the team in rushing for that contest. He broke a long run for 29 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for this contest. He rushed for 90 yards on 12 carries which meant he averaged 7.5 yards per carry. Zac Lefebvre led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 43 yards on 2 catches. He earned an average of 21.5 yards per catch for that contest. Leading the way at QB for the Bulls was Matt Myers who went 5/10 with 69 yards by way of passing and added 2 touchdowns. He walked away from this game with no interceptions.
The Bulls come into this matchup with a record of 1-0 this year. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 38 points per game, ranking them 41st in Division 1. As a unit, they have an average of 285 rushing yards per game which is 2nd in the Mid-American Conference. For total yards, they currently sit at 7th in the Mid-American Conference and 89th in Division 1 with 354 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Bulls currently have a total of 2 passing TDs and 3 rushing TDs. They are a team that has one of the most potent offenses in the MAC and they have the ability to run the score up on teams.
The Bulls have one of the best defenses in the nation giving up 10 points per contest, putting them 2nd in the Mid-American Conference and 28th in Division 1. When it comes to passing yards, the Bulls have conceded 69 yards. Teams are completing 77.8% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 10.2 yards per attempt. They have conceded 0 passing TDs and 1 rushing TD. When talking about yards rushing, Buffalo is giving up 148 yards per contest putting them 7th in the conference and 79th in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.3 yards per rush putting them 5th in the conference and 56th in the country overall. Overall, they have conceded 148 rushing yards through 1 game.
The last time they played, the Penn State Nittany Lions faced the Idaho Vandals and took home the victory by a score of 79-7. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Nittany Lions was Sean Clifford who went 14/23 with 280 yards via the pass and completed 2 TD's. He walked away with no picks. Devyn Ford led the team on the ground for that game. He broke a long run for 81 yards and he added 1 touchdown for this outing. He scurried for 107 yards via 6 carries which gave him an average of 17.8 yards per tote. KJ Hamler was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 115 yards on 4 catches. He averaged 28.8 yards per catch for that game.
The Nittany Lions head into this game 1-0. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Nittany Lions have one of the best offenses in college football. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Nittany Lions sit in 2nd in the Big Ten and 2nd out of all the teams in the nation averaging 79 points per game. Penn State has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 331 yards per game, putting them 10th in college football. As a team, they have compiled a total of 331 rushing yards through 1 game, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Nittany Lions average 673 yards per game overall putting them 5th in Division 1 and 1st in the Big Ten Conference.
The Nittany Lions are allowing 7 points per game ranking them 5th in the Big Ten Conference and 15th in college football. Their passing defense is one of the top units in Division 1. They are allowing 141 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Nittany Lions sit in 5th in the Big Ten. They have conceded 1 passing touchdown for this season. In discussing points given up, they have given up 7 points in total. In discussing yards on the ground, they are giving up 4 yards per game which puts them at 5th in college football and 3rd in the Big Ten. For this year, they have given up a total of 4 yards rushing and 0 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Nittany Lions college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Nittany Lions -23.5
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