Buffalo Bulls vs Maryland Terrapins Prediction, 9/3/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Buffalo Bulls vs Maryland Terrapins
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2022
Location: Maryland Stadium in College Park, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Terrapins (-20.5)
The Maryland Terrapins (7-6 last year) host the Buffalo Bulls (4-8 last season) at Maryland Stadium on Saturday. Maryland opens this contest as 20.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 64.
The Buffalo Bulls ended the season having a 4-8 mark. The last time they stepped onto the field, the Bulls stepped onto the field against the Ball State Cardinals and took a loss by a final of 20-3. Matt Myers led the offense in rushing for the Bulls with 16 carries for 78 yds (4.9 yds per carry). Matt Myers finished 18/39 with 188 yds through the air. He had a QB rating of 66.1 and walked away from the game with 4 interceptions. In the running game, the Bulls gave up 54 yards on 34 tries, which averages out to 1.6 yards per run allowed. Buffalo relinquished 19 pass completions on 31 attempts for a total of 176 yds, and a completion percentage of 61.3%. At the end of the game, they ran 79 plays which gave them 336 yards. The Buffalo Bulls ran the football 40 different times and amassed 148 yds, earning them an average of 3.7 yards per carry.
The Bulls earned 4,927 total yards last season. Buffalo amassed 12 passing touchdowns and 30 touchdowns via the ground. They surrendered the ball 18 different times. Buffalo had 286 1st downs as a team, and they were called for 65 penalties for 623 yards. As a team they averaged 194.8 yards rushing, which was 31st in Division 1. In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Buffalo Bulls averaged 29.3 points per game.
When it comes to yards via the pass, the Bulls gave up 2,654 yards which put them in 41st in D-1. In their 12 games, they relinquished 221.2 yards per contest via the pass as well as relinquishing a completion percentage of 61.7%. They allowed 415.4 yards/contest which ranked them 93rd in D-1. They yielded 20 throwing touchdowns in addition to 28 touchdowns via the ground game. They allowed 4.8 yards per rush on the ground and 194.3 rushing yards per contest last season. For the season, they gave up 2,332 running yards through 12 outings. The Bulls were sitting in 93rd in the country concerning the opposition scoring, giving up 29.9 points per game.
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The Terrapins ended the season holding a 7-6 record. In their last game, the Terrapins got the victory with a final of 54-10 when they played the Virginia Tech Hokies. Taulia Tagovailoa (2 touchdowns) finished the game with 265 yds on 20/24 through the air while his quarterback rating was 203.6. He didn't throw any interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 11.0. Tayon Fleet-Davis ran the ball 8 times for 57 yds, ending the game with 7.1 yards per carry for Maryland. Maryland rushed for 7.4 yards per tote, finishing with a total of 206 yds on 28 attempts. The Terrapins finished the game with 481 yds and they ran 53 plays (9.1 yds per play). The Terrapins secondary allowed a completion rate of 57.9%, surrendering 137 yards on 11 out of 19 passing. Maryland surrendered 48 attempts on the ground for 122 yds (2.5 yards per rush).
The Maryland Terrapins averaged 441.1 yards/outing, which ranked them 32nd in the nation. The Maryland offense accrued 744 yards of penalties on 88 violations, which was good for 32nd in Division 1 in terms of making mistakes. Last season, the Terrapins threw for 3,960 yards via the pass as well as averaging 304.6 throwing yards per outing, ranking them 13th in Division 1. Regarding their ability to score points, the Terrapins ranked 56th in college football with an average of 29.3 points per contest.
The Terrapins relinquished 30.7 PPG, which put them in 97th in Division 1. Maryland conceded a total of 1,979 yards on the ground (152.2 yards/game) in addition to 23 touchdowns via the rush last season. In total, they conceded 399 points in total. They yielded 22 touchdowns through the air as well as 249.5 yards/contest, which had them ranked 99th in D-1. The Terrapins defense took the field for 910 plays, which had them ranked 103rd in Division 1.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Terrapins college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Terrapins -20.5
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