Buffalo Bulls vs Eastern Michigan Eagles Recap for September 24th, 2022, 12:00PM ET
Buffalo is playing Eastern Michigan at the Rynearson Stadium stadium on Saturday, 9/24/2022 @ 12:00pm EST. Eastern Michigan -4.5 was the opening favorite and line hasn't moved.
A 38-26 road loss to the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers has put the Buffalo Bulls 0-3 and they have been absolutely brutal. With two touchdowns and two interceptions, sophomore quarterback Cole Snyder finished 29-of-48 for 264 yards and two touchdowns. As of today, Eastern Michigan Eagles are 2-1, after defeating Arizona State Sun Devils 30-21 on the road. Taylor Powell had a decent game as he went 10-of-14 for 93 yards with an interception. The kickoff is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. EDT.
When diving into the Buffalo Bulls offense, senior wide receiver Justin Marshall has been performing extremely well. He has caught 17 passes for 256 yards (15.1 yards per catch) and three touchdowns this season. In last week's game against Coastal Carolina, Marshall had eight catches for 88 yards (11 yards per reception) and a touchdown catch. The program will benefit greatly if he can continue to be open in the end zone.
The Buffalo Bulls defense also has struggled to put together solid outings as they have given up 35.3 points on 469 total yards. In their last game against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, they allowed 38 points on 504 yards of offense (283 passing, 221 rushing). Their biggest issue was the fact that the Chanticleers were able to run the ball with ease as they averaging 7.9 rushing yards per carry. The plus side was the fact that Buffalo was able to force four turnovers as they recovered a pair of fumbles as well as caught two interceptions.
Senior running back Samson Evans has been doing extremely well for the Eastern Michigan Eagles as he has 61 rushing attempts for 366 yards (six yards per attempt) with three rushing touchdowns on the ground and has also caught six passes for 33 yards (5.5 yards per catch) through the air. Evans had an absolute monster game last week against Arizona State as he finished with 36 carries for a massive 258 rushing yards (7.2 yards per rushing attempt) with a touchdown as well as a seven-yard snag. It will be crazy to expect another monster game like that but if he can continue to get a great number of rushing attempts they could keep it closer than the spread here.
The defense of the Eastern Michigan Eagles has been struggling as they are allowing 34.7 points with 434.3 total yards of offense. They improved a bit as the Eagles allowed the Arizona State Sun Devils to score 21 points on 352 total yards (182 passing, 170 rushing). Eastern Michigan struggled against the run in that game as they allowed 7.4 rushing yards per attempt throughout the game. The only turnover the Eagles forced was a fumble that was recovered by junior defensive back Kempton Shride.
Senior quarterback Taylor Powell: Shoulder injury (questionable)
Picks & predictions for Buffalo vs Eastern Michigan:
- Based on the current lines, Oddsmakers predict the score to be BUFF 34.75, E.MICH 25.75.
- 64% of SportsJaw players predict Eastern Michigan Eagles to cover.
- OddsShark's prediction is Eastern Michigan will win, buffalo will cover, and the total will go under.
- 53% on Covers pick Eastern Michigan -4.5.
- SportsJaw's ScoreCaster prediction: Bulls 26 to Eagles 35.
Buffalo is ranked #105 in offense, #109 in defense and are ( ATS) in their games. Eastern Michigan Eagles are #80 for offense, #107 for defense and ( ATS) . Buffalo went 1-2 (1-2 ATS) in their last 3 matchups against Eastern Michigan.
Betting on Buffalo Bulls +4.5
- 1-5-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Buffalo's last 7 games.
- 0-7 SU in their last 7 games.
- 3-6 SU in their last 9 games against Eastern Michigan.
Betting on Eastern Michigan Eagles -4.5
- 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Michigan's last 5 games against Buffalo.
- 6-2 SU in their last 8 games at home.
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Eastern Michigan's last 5 games played in September.
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Written by SportsJaw Staff
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