Game Week: Miami

See, Miami does run the ball sometimes. - Jamie Sabau

Game Week: Miami

Buffalo is through the hard part of their schedule and now it's time for the coaches to show that this team is better than the ones that came before it. UB has played five one loss teams, five teams that are getting votes in teh AP and coaches poll. Their other three games have come against two Big East teams. It's fair to say this may have been the most difficult stretch of football UB has played in years.

Things still will not be easy. Miami comes to town for Buffalo's second last home game of the sesaon.

The Teams:

Miami's running game is nearly non existent but that seems to be by design. They are running for less than 100 yards a game but as a tam they are carrying the ball less than 30 times per contest with their top backs carrying the ball about four yards a carry.

Buffalo is the mirror of Miami. A run first team who finally has their starting halfback in the lineup.

National Conf Buffalo Miami Conf National
38 6 190.5 Rushing Offense 92.25 12 114
95 10 195.5 Passing Offense 288.63 2 25
73 9 386 Total Offense 380.88 11 80
105 12 20.38 Scoring Offense 23 9 T-93
93 7 191.88 Rushing Defense 233.63 11 115
88 10 138.23 Pass Efficiency Defense 136.55 8 82
54 3 384.25 Total Defense 495.63 12 115
92 7 31.75 Scoring Defense 35.38 9 107
115 11 32.33 Net Punting 36.2 6 79
114 12 2.8 Punt Returns 4.75 10 100
107 11 17.57 Kickoff Returns 18.38 9 101
115 12 -1.38 Turnover Margin -0.5 8 89
20 3 192.38 Pass Defense 262 9 96
111 12 109.21 Passing Efficiency 133.96 5 58
36 3 2.38 Sacks 1.5 8 86
51 4 5.88 Tackles For Loss 5.63 6 60
70 11 2 Sacks Allowed 3.13 12 109

Miami lives or dies by the pass and in Zac Dysert they have one of the best passers in the MAC. Dysert has thrown the ball ten or more times to six different receivers and overall he has thrown it to 16 different players.

For Buffalo the question is Branden Oliver. Will he once again rise to be the primary weapon in UB's offense. With Oliver, and Lee back UB has everything they need to rekindle the effective offense that Buffalo seemed to have in the opening weeks of the season.

National Conf Actual Buffalo Category Miami Actual Conf National
12 62.62 Alex Zordich Rushing Jamire Westbrook 37.57 19
12 109.15 Alex Zordich Passing Eff Zac Dysert 134.13 5 56
65 8 219.38 Alex Zordich Total Offense Zac Dysert 300.88 2 18
T-56 8 5.43 Alex Neutz Receptions PG Andy Cruse 6.75 4 T-21
24 3.14 Devon Hughes Dawan Scott 5.14 10 65
18 2 92.43 Alex Neutz Receiving Yards PG Dawan Scott 85 5 26
T-22 0.17 Adam Redden Interceptions Pat Hinkel 0.38 T-2 T-24
93 12 34.6 Tyler Grassman Punting Zac Murphy 40.11 8 75
97 10 18.36 Brandon Murie KO Ret Dawan Scott 17.27 11
T-86 10 0.75 Patrick Clarke Field Goals Kaleb Patterson 1.38 T-4 T-29
T-99 10 6.86 Alex Neutz Scoring Kaleb Patterson 5.75 18
20 92.43 Alex Neutz All-Purpose Runners Dawan Scott 126.57 7 40
T-49 6 0.64 Khalil Mack Sacks Mwanza Wamulumba 0.31 T-18
T-78 T-9 0.5 Colby Way Luke Kelly 0.25 T-25
T-18 0.31 Lee Skinner Jason Semmes 0.25 T-25
T-78 14 8.29 Khalil Mack Tackles Chris Wade 10.75 2 7
T-24 6.88 Lee Skinner Dayonne Nunley 6.88 T-24
6 1 1.86 Khalil Mack Tackles For Loss Mike Johns 0.75 T-17
T-12 0.88 Colby Way Chris Wade 0.69 23

Buffalo has only beaten Miami twice, that was during the final two years of Gills reign when Buffalo was at their high point and Miami was undeniably at their low point.

Date Opponent (record) Buffalo Miami
10/29/2011 @ *Miami (Ohio) (4-8) 13 41
10/30/2010 vs. *Miami (Ohio) (10-4) 9 21
11/18/2009 @ *Miami (Ohio) (1-11) 42 17
11/4/2008 vs. *Miami (Ohio) (2-10) 37 17
11/3/2007 @ *Miami (Ohio) (6-7) 28 31
10/15/2006 vs. *Miami (Ohio) (2-10) 31 38
11/5/2005 @ *Miami (Ohio) (7-4) 13 54
10/16/2004 vs. *Miami (Ohio) (8-5) 7 25
10/11/2003 @ *Miami (Ohio) (13-1) 3 59
10/19/2002 vs. *Miami (Ohio) (7-5) 0 49
10/6/2001 @ *Miami (Ohio) (7-5) 14 31
11/18/2000 vs. *Miami (Ohio) (6-5) 16 17
11/20/1999 @ *Miami (Ohio) (7-4) 0 43
11/3/1951 @ Miami 7 27
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