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(10-10-2017 11:17 AM)HuskieTap22 Wrote:  If NIU limits the turnovers and prevents Buffalo from hitting a couple big plays they will win. Buffalo connected on four passes over 50 yards against WMU. The longest play NIU has given up on D all season is 36 yards and that was against Nebraska. NIU is a top D against both the run and pass right now so I think Buffalo will have a lot tougher time moving the ball especially if they have to sustain long drives.

On the turnover side NIU is 114 in the FBS in turnovers lost which is bottom three in the MAC while Buffalo is top three in the MAC right now. I would expect a more conservative game plan on offense as Buffalo is near the bottom of FBS in stopping the run and NIU should be able to run a lot against them. NIU had over 300 yards on the ground in last year's game and it doesn't appear Buffalo's run D has improved much this year.

Are you considering Buffalo's stats against the run without all those overtimes?

If true, sounds like a game we'd play Childers, if there was any question about it.
10-10-2017 11:21 AM
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(10-10-2017 11:21 AM)NIU007 Wrote:  
(10-10-2017 11:17 AM)HuskieTap22 Wrote:  If NIU limits the turnovers and prevents Buffalo from hitting a couple big plays they will win. Buffalo connected on four passes over 50 yards against WMU. The longest play NIU has given up on D all season is 36 yards and that was against Nebraska. NIU is a top D against both the run and pass right now so I think Buffalo will have a lot tougher time moving the ball especially if they have to sustain long drives.

On the turnover side NIU is 114 in the FBS in turnovers lost which is bottom three in the MAC while Buffalo is top three in the MAC right now. I would expect a more conservative game plan on offense as Buffalo is near the bottom of FBS in stopping the run and NIU should be able to run a lot against them. NIU had over 300 yards on the ground in last year's game and it doesn't appear Buffalo's run D has improved much this year.

Are you considering Buffalo's stats against the run without all those overtimes?

If true, sounds like a game we'd play Childers, if there was any question about it.

I didn't not adjust the run stats for the OT but they have yet to hold a team to under 100 yards on the ground and that includes over 150 yards to Colgate and 250 yards FAU.

I think your comment on the QB is in line with what I was thinking. If you look back at last year's matchup NIU's QB was the leading rusher. NIU also won the turnover battle 4 - 1.
10-10-2017 11:41 AM
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Bulls fan here. Should be a pretty good game, i hope. After the 7-OT game I'm kind of preparing myself to witness a letdown here. From what i see, your team has a very solid D and they will be more prepared for Drew Anderson. Buffalo's RB1 was out last week and RB2 (Reed) who has been awesome got hurt and missed the 2nd half. Also a couple senior WR's went down and some D players. Every team has injuries but If they don't get any of those guys back it will be a big blow. RB3 is not very productive from what I've seen. He runs hard but just not elusive.
Anyway, hope it's a nice day..the weather for UB home games this year has been awesome so far. Good luck.
10-10-2017 01:20 PM
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RE: Buffalo
LOL

Everyone on the MAC main board is convinced we will lose to Buffalo this weekend.
10-10-2017 07:07 PM
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(10-10-2017 07:07 PM)RedandBlackAttack Wrote:  LOL

Everyone on the MAC main board is convinced we will lose to Buffalo this weekend.

Considering our QB situation, I'm not surprised. Especially if the main boarders read the Dog Pound.
10-10-2017 11:14 PM
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(10-10-2017 07:07 PM)RedandBlackAttack Wrote:  LOL

Everyone on the MAC main board is convinced we will lose to Buffalo this weekend.

The voting is split down the middle now. 8-8.
10-11-2017 09:27 AM
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(10-11-2017 09:27 AM)Motown Bronco Wrote:  
(10-10-2017 07:07 PM)RedandBlackAttack Wrote:  LOL

Everyone on the MAC main board is convinced we will lose to Buffalo this weekend.

The voting is split down the middle now. 8-8.

Buffalo is an above average MAC team and it should be a pretty good game but I just cannot see NIU losing this one. The only MAC games that truly worry me are the Toledo and WMU games.
10-11-2017 09:32 AM
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What has told us Buffalo is any good other than losing to WMU in 7 OTs?

Y’all gotta chill lol
10-11-2017 10:07 AM
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(10-11-2017 10:07 AM)7 Wrote:  What has told us Buffalo is any good other than losing to WMU in 7 OTs?

Y’all gotta chill lol

Watching the QB throw. Admittedly, I have seen too many games where an accurate QB with time to throw shredded our defense all game. Even though the defense is much better this year, I have a hard time believing it still.
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10-11-2017 10:26 AM
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RE: Buffalo
Here is the preview from Hustle Belt

https://www.hustlebelt.com/mac-football/...falo-bulls
10-12-2017 05:07 PM
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