Buffalo Bulls vs UMass Minutemen Prediction, 10/15/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Buffalo Bulls vs UMass Minutemen
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Location: Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Amherst, MA
Odds/Point Spread: Minutemen (+16)
The UMass Minutemen (1-5) are hosting the Buffalo Bulls (2-3) at Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium on Saturday. UMass opens as 16-point underdogs. The betting total comes in at 47.
The Buffalo Bulls step onto the field holding a record of 2-3 for this season. In their last game, the Bulls played the Bowling Green Falcons and notched a win by a score of 38-7. Mike Washington was the rushing leader for the Bulls with 16 carries for 155 yards (9.7 yds per carry). Cole Snyder connected on 12/19 with 171 yards through the air. He had a quarterback rate of 138.8 and ended the game without throwing a pick. On the ground, the Bulls conceded 99 yards on 29 attempts, which is 3.4 yds per rush surrendered. Buffalo allowed 21 completions on 43 attempts for a total of 281 yds, and a completion percentage of 48.8%. On the day, they tallied 72 plays which converted into 466 yds. The Buffalo Bulls ended up running the ball 52 times and tallied 280 yards, which had them averaging 5.4 yds per attempt.
Regarding getting in the endzone, the Buffalo Bulls are sitting at 29.8 PPG. As a team they're holding an average of 149.5 yards in the run game which has them sitting 72nd in Division 1. The Bulls have earned 2,311 total yards for the year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Buffalo has compiled 8 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns. Buffalo has a total of 139 first downs, and they have been flagged for 34 penalties for 313 yds. They have turned the ball over 7 different times.
When talking about yards through the air, the Bulls have given up 1,408 yds which has them ranked 85th in the nation. They have given up 234.7 yards per contest via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 60.1%. During the season, they have allowed 412.2 yards per outing which ranks them 98th in the nation. They have given up 8 touchdowns via the pass and 11 touchdowns via the ground game. They are allowing an average of 5.4 yards per run and 177.5 rushing yards per contest this season. Overall, they have given up 1,065 yards via the ground game in 6 games. The Bulls rank 77th in D-1 concerning team defense, giving up 27.3 points per contest.
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The Minutemen head into this game 1-5 this year. The last time they took the gridiron, the Minutemen took a defeat with a final score of 42-24 against the Liberty Flames. Garrett Dzuro walked away from the game with 83 yards on 5/7 passing while his QB rate was 171. He didn't toss any picks and his Y/A was 11.9. Gregory Desrosiers carried the football 7 times for 110 yards, ending the contest with 15.7 yds per carry for UMass. UMass rushed the football for 3.4 yds per attempt, finishing with a total of 145 yards on 43 attempts. The Minutemen finished the game with 233 yards on 57 plays (4.1 yards per play). The Minutemen secondary allowed a completion rate of 52.2%, surrendering 259 yards on 12 for 23 passing. UMass surrendered 49 running attempts for 194 yards (4.0 yds per rush).
The UMass Minutemen average 246.8 yards per game, which has them ranked 129th in college football. The UMass offense has racked up 466 yards of penalties on 55 violations, which is 3rd in Division 1 in terms of helping out the other team. For the season thus far, the Minutemen have thrown for a total of 425 passing yards together with holding an average of 70.8 passing yards per outing, which has them ranked 131st in college football. When it comes to their ability to score points, the Minutemen currently rank 130th in the country averaging 12.8 points per game.
The Minutemen are giving up 31.7 points per game, ranking them 105th in the nation. UMass has given up a total of 1,075 yards rushing (179.2 yards per game) and 16 touchdowns on the ground on the year. Overall, they have conceded 190 points in total. They have given up 9 touchdowns through the air as well as 190.5 yards/game, ranking them 26th in the country. The Minutemen defense has been on the field for 387 plays, ranking them 54th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Bulls/Minutemen college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Bulls -16
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