Buffalo Bulls vs Ohio Bobcats Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Buffalo Bulls vs Ohio Bobcats
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Peden Stadium
TV: CBS Sports
Odds/Point Spread: Buffalo (-9.5)
Peden Stadium is the venue where Kurtis Rourke and the Ohio Bobcats (2-1) will play the Buffalo Bulls (4-0) on Saturday. Buffalo opens this matchup as 9.5-point favorites. The total opens at 57.
In their last outing, the Buffalo Bulls played the Kent State Golden Flashes and took home the victory by a score of 70-41. Kyle Vantrease went 11/21 with 148 yards by way of the pass but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Jaret Patterson led the team on the ground in this contest. He broke a long run for 62 yards and he added 8 touchdowns in this contest. He rushed for 409 yards by way of 36 carries which had him averaging 11.4 yards per run. Jovany Ruiz was the leader in receiving yardage with a tally of 49 yards on 4 receptions. He had an average of 12.3 yards per catch in this contest.
Regarding scoring points, the Buffalo Bulls are sitting at 50.8 points per contest. Offensively they're averaging 323.3 yards via the ground game which ranks them 2nd in D-1. The Bulls have attained 2,046 yards in total for the year. When it comes to notching touchdowns, Buffalo has amassed 5 touchdowns via the pass and 21 touchdowns via the ground. The Bulls sit in 48th in D-1 in terms of their opponents scoring, conceding 24.5 PPG. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.3 yards per rush on the ground and 177.5 rushing yards per game so far this season. For the season, they have conceded 710 yards via the ground game in 4 games. In terms of yards through the air, the Bulls are allowing 922 yds which ranks them 37th in the nation. In their 4 games played, they have relinquished 230.5 yards per game through the air in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 54.5%. Over the course of this year, they have allowed 408.0 yards/game which ranks them 78th in D-1.
For his college career, Vantrease has thrown for a total of 2,321 yds with 15 TD's and 5 interceptions. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted a run 40 different times totaling 70 yds. He has a QB rating of 130.2 with a TD rate of 4.7% and an interception rate of 1.6%. He is passing for 105.5 yds per outing. Kyle Vantrease has completed 177 of his career 316 passes for a completion percentage of 56.0%.
In their last game, the Ohio Bobcats took on the Bowling Green Falcons and went home with the win by a score of 52-10. Kurtis Rourke went 10/11 with 63 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away with no picks. De'Montre Tuggle paced the team on the ground for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 70 yards and he tallied 3 TD's for this outing. He ran for 185 yards on 15 carries which meant he averaged 12.3 yards per tote. Ryan Luehrman led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 34 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 6.8 yards per catch for that contest.
Over the course of the season thus far, the Bobcats have racked up 438 yards via the pass together with holding an average of 146.0 throwing yards per outing, which ranks 115th in the country. The Ohio Bobcats have an average of 362.7 yards/contest ranking them 95th in the nation. They are averaging 216.7 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 650 yards for the season. In relation to their scoring prowess, the Bobcats are sitting 30th in D-1 by tallying 34.3 points per game. Ohio has given up a total of 582 yards rushing (194.0 yards per outing) as well as 3 touchdowns via the rush for the year. The Bobcats are allowing 16.7 points per contest, which has them sitting 24th in college football. Overall, they have relinquished 50 points in total. They have yielded 3 touchdowns through the air in addition to 195.3 yards per outing, which has them ranked 36th in D-1.
Rourke has thrown for 3 touchdowns while giving up 0 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD percentage is 6.8% and his interception percentage is 0.0%. He has left the pocket and rushed for 37 yards on 17 attempts. He averages 96.5 yds per contest through the air with a 164.4 QB rating. In 4 games in his career, Kurtis Rourke has connected on 30 of 44 attempts for 386 yards.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Bobcats NCAA football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bobcats +9.5
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