Temple at Buffalo NCAA Football Tips 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Matt Myers and the Buffalo Bulls play the Temple Owls at UB Stadium on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Buffalo opens this game as 13.5-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 54. The Owls are 2-0-0 ATS and 1-1-0 when betting on the total. The Bulls are 1-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 0-3-0 against the spread.
Key Temple Owls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
09/09/19 P Evan Finegan Leg is out for season
08/27/19 WR Jovany Ruiz Knee is out for season
In their last outing, the Temple Owls played the Maryland Terrapins and earned the victory by a score of 20-17. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Owls was Anthony Russo who went 20/37 with 277 yards through the air and threw 3 touchdowns. He tossed 1 interception in the game. Re'Mahn Davis paced the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 27 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He ran for a total of 92 yards on 15 carries which meant he was running for 6.1 yards per carry. Jadan Blue led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 132 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 26.4 yards per reception during the game. The Temple Owls ran the ball 39 times and generated 150 yards earning them an average of 3.8 yards per run. In the game, they totaled 76 plays which added up to 427 yards. Overall, the Owls earned a total of 21 first downs and they had a total of 7 penalties for 65 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. When it comes to their defensive performance, Temple allowed 16 completions on 39 attempts for a total of 179 yards, and a completion percentage of 41.0%. In the running game, the Owls allowed 161 yards on 46 runs which gave the opponent an average of 3.5 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they gave up 340 yards and forced 1 turnover.
The Owls step onto the field holding a record of 2-0 this season. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 6th in the conference and 70th in college football with 1,122 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 38 points per contest, ranking them 31st in college football. As a team, they are averaging 169 yards on the ground per contest which is 8th in the American Athletic Conference. The Owls have one of the top tier defenses in the country, giving up 14.5 points per game which has them at 4th in the AAC. In regard to yards rushing, Temple is giving up 91 yards per contest putting them 3rd in the conference and 31st in D-1. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.5 yards per rush which has them at 1st in the American Athletic Conference and 17th in college football overall. In total, they have conceded 182 yards rushing through 2 contests. When it comes to yards through the air, the Owls have conceded 784 yards. Opponents are completing 44.4% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 4.6 yards per try.
The last time they took the field, the Buffalo Bulls faced the Liberty Flames and ended up taking the loss by a score of 35-17. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Bulls was Matt Myers who went 15/33 with 167 yards through the air and threw 2 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Kevin Marks paced the team in rushing for that game. His longest run of the day went for 23 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He scurried for 108 yards by way of 18 carries which meant he averaged 6.0 yards per run. Antonio Nunn was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 49 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 12.3 yards per reception for that game. The Buffalo Bulls ran the ball a total of 44 times and earned 206 yards which gave them an average of 4.7 yards per carry. For the contest, the Bulls totaled 26 1st downs and they had 8 penalties for 79 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. On the day, they ran 77 plays for 373 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Buffalo conceded 23 completions on 30 tries for a total of 325 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.7%. Overall, they conceded 404 yards and forced 0 turnovers. On the ground, the Bulls conceded 79 yards on 25 runs which gave the opponent an average of 3.2 yards per run allowed.
The Bulls come into this game with a record of 1-2. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Bulls have an offense that could be called mediocre in the country. Buffalo has shown the nation they have a formidable rushing attack by averaging 225 yards on the ground per game, putting them 32nd in the country. As a team, they have a total of 675 yards rushing through 3 games, and if they want to continue their dominance, they'll want to keep running the ball. The Bulls average 385.3 yards per contest overall putting them 80th in college football and 5th in the MAC. The Bulls are conceding 30 points per game ranking them 6th in the conference and 93rd in Division 1. Their pass defense is one of the mediocre units in Division 1. They are allowing 232 passing yards per contest. For passing yards allowed per game, the Bulls currently sit at 7th in the MAC. When talking about points allowed, they have allowed 90 total points. In regard to yards rushing, they are allowing 101.7 yards per game which puts them at 39th in the nation and 2nd in the conference. For the 2019 season, they have conceded 305 yards on the ground and 3 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Owls/Bulls college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bulls +13.5
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