Kent State Golden Flashes vs Buffalo Bulls Prediction, 11/26/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Kent State Golden Flashes vs Buffalo Bulls
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Location: UB Stadium in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Bulls (-3)
The Buffalo Bulls (5-5) will go up against the Kent State Golden Flashes (4-7) at UB Stadium on Saturday. Buffalo opens this matchup as 3-point favorites. The over/under is set at 54.
The Kent State Golden Flashes step onto the field holding a record of 4-7 this year. The last time they took the field, the Golden Flashes played the Eastern Michigan Eagles and took a loss by a score of 31-24. Marquez Cooper was the leader on the ground for the Golden Flashes with 20 attempts for 80 yards (4.0 yds per attempt). Collin Schlee finished 6/12 with 150 yds passing and 1 TD. He had a QB rating of 182.5 and finished the game with no interceptions. Against the run, the Golden Flashes conceded 144 yards on 44 attempts, which is an average of 3.3 yards per run allowed. Kent State conceded 30 completions on 40 attempts for 315 yards, and a completion percentage of 75.0%. At the end of the game, they tallied 64 plays which converted into 357 yds. The Kent State Golden Flashes ran the ball 33 times and had 116 yds, earning them an average of 3.5 yds per attempt.
When it comes to putting the ball in the endzone, the Kent State Golden Flashes are averaging 28.3 PPG. As a team they average 201.7 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 22nd in college football. The Golden Flashes currently have 4,651 total yards over the course of this year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Kent State has earned 17 passing touchdowns and 20 rushing touchdowns. Kent State has accumulated 255 1st downs as a team, and they have been called for 76 infractions for 622 yds. They have surrendered the ball 12 different times.
In terms of passing yardage, the Golden Flashes are allowing 3,113 yards which ranks them 124th in D-1. They have conceded 283.0 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 69.7%. Over the course of this season, they are conceding 441.2 yards per outing which ranks them 114th in the nation. They have yielded 23 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 17 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are allowing an average of 3.9 yards per run and 158.2 rushing yards per game for the year. For the year, they have allowed 1,740 yards via the running game in 11 games. The Golden Flashes sit in 96th in the nation in terms of the opposition scoring, conceding 29.2 points per contest.
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The Bulls come into this matchup with a record of 5-5 this season. For their last game, the Bulls went home defeated by a final of 31-27 against the Central Michigan Chippewas. Ron Cook Jr. carried the football 22 times for 100 yards, finishing the contest with 4.5 yards per attempt for Buffalo. Cole Snyder finished the game with 191 yards on 19/32 through the air while his QB rating was 103.3. He tossed 1 interception and his average yards per attempt was 6.0. Buffalo relinquished 36 run attempts for 303 yards (8.4 yds per carry). The Bulls passing defense gave up a completion percentage of 47.1%, surrendering 117 yards on 8 for 17 through the air. The Bulls finished the contest with a total of 431 yards while running 89 plays (4.8 yards per play). Buffalo ran the ball for 4.2 yds per attempt, finishing the game with 240 yds on 57 carries.
The Buffalo Bulls maintain an average of 388.0 yards per outing, which has them ranked 66th in the country. The Buffalo offense has racked up 514 penalty yards on 54 infractions, which is 108th in college football in terms of hurting your team. For the season to this point, the Bulls have thrown for a total of 2,365 passing yards as well as an average of 236.5 throwing yards per game, which has them ranked 60th in Division 1. Regarding how much they score, the Bulls rank 56th in Division 1 by tallying 29.8 points per contest.
The Bulls are surrendering 27.4 points per game, which has them 80th in Division 1. Buffalo has allowed the opposition a total of 1,838 rushing yards (183.8 yards/game) in addition to 19 touchdowns on the ground for the season. This season, they have conceded 274 total points. They have allowed the opposition 14 touchdowns through the air in addition to 219.0 yards/game, which has them ranked 57th in D-1. The Bulls defense has been on the field for 630 plays, which ranks 4th in D-1.
Who will win tonight's Golden Flashes/Bulls college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Golden Flashes +3
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