The Buffalo Bulls of the Mid American Conference go for their third straight win Saturday when they host MAC rival the Bowling Green Falcons. Buffalo is 4-4 on the season overall and 2-2 in the MAC while the Bowling Green Falcons are 2-6 overall and 0-4 in the conference. Buffalo has won the last 4 meetings between the two, including a 42-17 shellacking last season. Buffalo is a 13.5 point favorite in this game and the over-under is set at 51.5 points. Can the Bulls cover?
Bowling Green loses 4th straightIt's been a rough season for the Bowling Green Falcons. They are 2-6 on the season and 0-4 in the MAC. They are dead last in the MAC East Division and have lost four straight. Last Saturday they got their doors blown in by Eastern Michigan. They were a 4.5 point underdog and lost 55-24. Bowling Green was outgained in the game, 455 to 374 and also lost the turnover battle 2 to 1. Bowling Green's defense got torched for 325 yards passing and 130 yards rushing.
Bowling Green quarterback Matt McDonald didn't have a great game as he was 20 of 35 for 225 yards with an interception and no touchdown passes. Terion Stewart rushed for 57 yards and a touchdown while Nick Moseley rushed for 43 yards and a score. Jaison Patterson also had a rushing touchdown. Austin Osborne led the receiving corps with 5 catches for 42 yards. Bowling Green has no one listed on the injury report, other than running back Trevon Raymore, who has been out for the season.
Buffalo rolls to easy winThe Buffalo Bulls have a golden opportunity here to gain some ground in the MAC East Division. They are currently 4-4 overall and 2-2 in the conference, one game behind both Kent State and Miami (Ohio). Both Kent State and Miami have a bye week this week, so Buffalo can pick up a half-game on them with a win. Buffalo has won two straight and is coming off an impressive 45-10 blowout win at Akron as 13.5 point favorites. Buffalo completely dominated Akron, racking up 484 total yards to just 304 for Akron.
The Bulls gained 231 yards on the ground, but gave up 223 yards rushing, which is a bit concerning. But they also turned Akron over 3 times, with 2 fumble recoveries and an interception. Quarterback Kyle Vantrease was an efficient 15 for 20 for 241 yards with 3 passing touchdowns, 1 running touchdown, and no interceptions. Dylan McDuffie was a beast, rushing for 111 yards and a touchdown while also catching a touchdown pass. Jamari Gassett had 4 catches for 95 yards and a touchdown while Dominic Johnson had 3 catches for 42 yards and a score. Tight end Jake Molinich also ran one in for a touchdown.
- Bulls are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Bulls are 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Bulls are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games as a home favorite.
- Falcons are 11-23 ATS in their last 34 games following an ATS loss.
- Falcons are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games in October.