Buffalo - Tennessee by the numbers

A weekly look at the stats that revolve around this weeks opponent

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  • The Vol's are 2-1 after losing to Florida. Their wins include an opening game victory over Montana and a drubbing of Cincinnati.
  • Surprisingly Tennessee's rushing offense is near the bottom of the Bowl Subdivision but they have more than made up for that with the passing offense. The are sporting an average defense.
  • Make no mistake this is probably the best team we face this year.

Predictions

  • Tennessee 41, Buffalo 17.

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Stats: National Rankings

Buffalo Actual Category Tenn Actual
61 148.75 Rushing Offense 112 81.67
77 205.5 Passing Offense 10 334.67
86 354.25 Total Offense 54 416.33
102 19.75 Scoring Offense 30 36.67
79 166 Rushing Defense 59 137
84 134.9 Pass Efficiency Defense 79 133.11
53 350.25 Total Defense 59 363
45 21.75 Scoring Defense 62 24
86 35.48 Net Punting 94 34.67
64 7.45 Punt Returns 97 4.5
70 21.07 Kickoff Returns 42 23.17
T-46 0.25 Turnover Margin T-57 0
27 184.25 Pass Defense 69 226
96 114.76 Passing Efficiency 16 167.82
T-48 2 Sacks 98 1
34 6.75 Tackles For Loss 73 5.67
T-58 1.75 Sacks Allowed T-68 2

 

Despite the fact many thought the Vols would, at the very least, be a balanced offense this year they have been a very pass heavy team. Against Buffalo this means they will either try to get their running game on track, UB has been vulnerable against the run, or give our defensive backs the first real test of the season.

Key Offensive Players:

Category Player National Actual Conf Player National Actual Conf
Rushing Branden Oliver 18 110.5 2 Tauren Poole T-77 72.33 11
Passing Efficiency  Chazz Anderson 98 110.97 10 Tyler Bray 15 167.1 1
Total Offense Chazz Anderson 56 226.5 7 Tyler Bray 15 316.33 1
  Branden Oliver   110.5 14 Tauren Poole   72.33 24
Receptions Per Game Marcus Rivers T-29 6.5 T-3 Da'Rick Rogers T-26 6.67 1
  Alex Neutz T-52 5.5 5 Justin Hunter T-49 5.67 2
Receiving Yards Per Game Alex Neutz 58 73.25 5 Justin Hunter 21 104.67 1
  Marcus Rivers T-76 67.25 6 Da'Rick Rogers 40 87.33 2
Scoring Branden Oliver T-89 7.5 T-6 Da'Rick Rogers T-67 8 T-11
All-Purpose Runners Branden Oliver T-73 121 6 Da'Rick Rogers 64 123.67 7
  Terrell Jackson   98.75 12 Justin Hunter   104.67 15
  Alex Neutz   73.25 24 Tauren Poole   93.33 17

 

With the season ending injury to hunter there is a gaping hole that needs to be filled.

Key Defensive Players:

Category Player National Actual Conf Player National Actual Conf
Sacks Khalil Mack T-33 0.75 T-2 Dontavis Sapp   0.33 T-17
  Colby Way T-92 0.5 T-9 Willie Bohannon   0.33 T-17
  Gordon DuBois T-92 0.5 T-9        
Tackles For Loss Khalil Mack 2 2.25 1 Jacques Smith T-24 1.5 1
  Colby Way   1 T-17        
Interceptions Khalil Mack   0.25 T-19 Art Evans T-70 0.33 T-13

 

Coach Dooley said that Khalil Mack was playing for "the wrong team". We all learned last year just what Khalil Mack was capable of, now it seems that word is out. What never came up was some of the depth on the line. You can bet that Mack will be getting a lot of attention.

Key Special Teams Players:

Category Player National Actual Conf Player National Actual Conf
Punting (Min. 3.6 Punts/Game) Jacob Schum 39 41.2 3        
Punt Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game) Terrell Jackson 36 7.4 5 Marlin Lane Jr. 58 5.14 12
Kickoff Returns (Min. 1.2 Ret./Game) Terrell Jackson 64 22.83 7 Da'Rick Rogers 71 22.6 6
Field Goals Peter Fardon T-89 0.5 T-9 Michael Palardy T-82 0.67 10

 

Neither team is particularly scary when it comes to special teams. But given UB's issues on kickoffs and with the short field goal misses average would be an improvement.

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