The National spotlight is on the Buffalo football team in its upcoming matchup against Mid-American Conference foe Ohio (6-2, 3-1 MAC).
Tonight, the Bulls (6-2, 4-0 MAC) play host to the Bobcats in a heavyweight bout between two of the conference’s electrifying offenses at UB Stadium.
Buffalo is currently riding a six-game winning streak and averaging 31 points per game.
The Bobcats offense ranks 33rd in the country in passing yards per game (275.1) and currently averages 33.6 points per game.
Key matchup: Buffalo secondary vs. Tyler Tettleton
Tyler Tettleton is having an impressive senior campaign completing 151 passes on 222 attempts for 2,029 yards and 17 touchdowns.
He is coming off of a 306 yard, three touchdown performance against Miami Ohio (0-8, 0-4 MAC).
Since the start of MAC play, the Bulls have yet to face a potent offensive attack.
The Bulls secondary ranks No. 8 in the conference in pass defense and has given up 1,912 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Look for the Buffalo secondary’s matchup to play a role in the outcome of the game.
He said it:
“I’d say one of the biggest changes is that we do know how to respond when [teams score on us]. I feel like this year we take it that when someone scores on us, we take personal offense to it, like a person came into your house and took food off your plate.” – Buffalo offensive lineman Trevor Sales on the offense this season
“We need to separate ourselves. We are striving to take full control of the MAC East.” – Head coach Jeff Quinn on Tuesday night’s matchup against Ohio.
Ohio has some weapons on their offense and there is no question of whether they will put up points on the Buffalo secondary or not.
However, it just so happens that the Bulls have the same amount of weapons as Ohio does.
In the last two MAC conference games, senior running back Branden Oliver carried the ball 74 times for 401 yards and five touchdowns.
Look for the Bulls to continue to pound the ball with Oliver until someone can stop them.
Senior linebacker Khalil Mack will continue his dominance on the national stage and come up with a big stop on defense to help the Bulls capture their
seventh straight victory of the season.
Kick-off is slated for 8 p.m. at UB Stadium and can be seen on ESPN 2.