Buffalo Bulls vs Kent State Golden Flashes Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Buffalo Bulls vs Kent State Golden Flashes
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Dix Stadium in Kent, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Flashes (-5)
The Buffalo Bulls (2-3) are traveling to Dix Stadium on Saturday where they will take on the Kent State Golden Flashes (2-3). Kent State opens this game as 5-point favorites. The total comes in at 61.
The Buffalo Bulls head into this matchup 2-3 for this season. In their last game, the Bulls took the field against the Western Michigan Broncos and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 24-17. Kevin Marks led the offense in rushing for the Bulls with 11 totes for 34 yds (3.1 yards per carry). Kyle Vantrease connected on 12/22 with 151 yards passing. He had a QB rating of 112.2 and ended the contest with no picks. On the ground, the Bulls gave up 178 yards on 49 attempts, which averages out to 3.6 yds per run allowed. Buffalo gave up 21 pass completions on 33 tries for 279 yards, and a completion percentage of 63.6%. When all was said and done, they ran 51 plays for 282 yds. The Buffalo Bulls ran the ball a total of 29 different times and tallied 131 yards, which came out to an average of 4.5 yards per tote.
The Bulls have tallied 1,915 total yards for the season. In terms of scoring, Buffalo has totaled 3 touchdowns via the pass and 14 touchdowns via the ground. They have turned the ball over 3 times. Buffalo has compiled 101 first downs as a team, and they have been flagged for 33 penalties for 314 yards. As a team they average 189.2 yards on the ground which is 39th in Division 1. Regarding scoring, the Buffalo Bulls are averaging 29.8 points per game.
The Bulls are ranked 80th in D-1 when it comes to the opposition scoring, allowing 24.2 points per game. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.9 yards per run and 167.4 rushing yards per game for the season. During the season, they have allowed 837 rushing yards through 5 games. When talking about passing yards, the Bulls are giving up 1,110 yds which ranks them 80th in college football. They have allowed 222.0 yards per contest via the pass as well as allowing a completion percentage of 61.7%. Overall, they are granting 389.4 yards/game putting them at 89th in the country. They have surrendered 8 touchdowns by air as well as 9 touchdowns on the ground.
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The Golden Flashes come into this game with a record of 2-3 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Golden Flashes went home victorious with a score of 27-20 when they played the Bowling Green Falcons. Dustin Crum walked away from the game with 134 yds on 15/28 through the air while his QB rating was 93.8. He didn't throw any interceptions and his Y/A was 4.8. Marquez Cooper ran the football 31 times for 120 yds, ending the game with 3.9 yds per carry for Kent State. Kent State rushed for 4.7 yards per carry, finishing the game with 262 yards on 56 carries. The Golden Flashes finished with 396 yards while they ran 84 plays (4.7 yards per play). The Golden Flashes passing defense allowed a completion percentage of 63.0%, relinquishing 263 yards on 29 for 46 through the air. Kent State allowed 26 rushing attempts for 55 yds (2.1 yards per carry).
The Kent State Golden Flashes hold an average of 430.4 yards per contest, which ranks them 48th in the country. The Kent State offense has racked up 329 penalty yards on 35 violations, which ranks them 39th in the country in terms of making mistakes. Over the course of the season thus far, the Golden Flashes have compiled 941 passing yards as well as holding an average of 188.2 passing yards per contest, putting them at 104th in the country. When discussing their ability to score points, the Golden Flashes are 94th in Division 1 holding an average of 24.0 points per outing.
Kent State has given up a total of 850 yards via the ground game (170.0 yards per contest) and 9 touchdowns on the ground so far this season. They have conceded 7 touchdowns through the air in addition to 259.4 yards per outing, which has them in 118th in the nation. The Golden Flashes defense has participated in 364 plays, which is 124th in college football. The Golden Flashes are allowing 27.6 points per game, ranking them 100th in Division 1. Over the course of the season, they have given up 138 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Golden Flashes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Golden Flashes -5
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