Buffalo Bulls Moving Toward A Possible MAC Title

By Joseph Lisi
Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bulls will continue their march to a possible MAC title this weekend when the team travels to Kent State on Saturday. The Bulls are coming off another impressive victory over UMASS and have won five straight games since they opened the season with two consecutive losses. Head Jeff Quinn has done a great job of motivating the Bulls this year and the team could be playing in the MAC Championship game come December.

Entering their game with the Golden Flashes this weekend, the Bulls have been carried by their solid defense. The Bulls are giving up 146 rushing yards per game and are surrendering 236 passing yards per game. The Bulls are yielding 23.1 points per game and have been very aggressive in rushing the passer this season with 24 sacks through seven games (3.42 sacks per game). The Bulls have been very opportunistic with forcing turnovers as the team is +13 in turnover margin.

Linebacker Khalil Mack is the emotional leader of the defense. The senior has 44 tackles (10 tackles for loss), two interceptions for touchdowns and a team-leading six sacks on the season. Mack is always around the football and plays with an attitude that carries throughout the team.

Kent State limps back home after losing three straight games and has struggled offensively in 2013. The Golden Flashes are ranked 110th in the nation in scoring offense, averaging 19.1 points per game. The Golden Flashes are averaging 183.5 passing yards per game and are averaging 164 rushing yards per game.

Defensively, the Golden Flashes are giving up 30.9 points per game and are ranked 94th in the nation in scoring defense.

Game time is set for 3:30 p.m. at Buffalo.

Joseph Lisi is a MAC writer for Rantsports.com, follow him on Twitter @GoForthe2, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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