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Ohio’s Tettleton Best Quarterback Buffalo Will Face in MAC

Tyler Tettleton is the best quarterback that Buffalo will face in the MAC all regular season. The Bulls game plan to stop him will be critical for success.

Jamie Sabau

Right now, the Buffalo Bulls are having a magical season.

UB is sitting at 6-2, having won six in a row to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2008.

But even with all going right for the Bulls, something is missing.

You may ask, what can possibly be missing right now in the midst of this unbelievable season?

To which I would reply, not only has UB failed to defeat a team with a winning record but they've also yet to defeat a team with a top tier quarterback.

While Buffalo doesn't control their conference schedule and the quarterback's they face, they'll have an opportunity to change the above fact next Tuesday when they host Ohio.

The Bobcats have arguably the best quarterback in the MAC East, a three-year starter by the name of Tyler Tettleton.

Since taking over as the starting quarterback of the Bobcats, Ohio has gone 25-10; winning their first two bowl games in program history.

This year, Tettleton’s play has gone up a notch. The senior captain has thrown for 2,029 yards, 17 touchdowns and six interceptions in eight starts on the year, guiding Ohio to a 6-2 record.

With him behind center, the Bobcats are averaging 33.6 points per game, good for 40th in the country.

A tough quarterback to go up against, Jeff Quinn believes Tettleton's father has contributed to the quarterback's success.

"I think it’s his upbringing" Quinn said, "If you know his family, it says a lot about the way you've been raised."

A mobile quarterback as a redshirt sophomore, running for 658 yards and 10 touchdowns, Tettleton has focused more on the passing attack in recent years but still uses his legs to his advantage.

"He does a nice job moving around in the pocket," Quinn said "It's all part of the full package when you see Tyler."

No stranger to big games, election night will provide another opportunity for Ohio’s all-time leading passer to try and show off his skill.

But don't think Buffalo won't do their best to prevent that from happening.

The Bulls are allowing only 9.5 points per game in MAC contests and will be looking for their seventh consecutive win.

A challenge against a solid Ohio team on the national stage with a chance to solidify their place in the MAC East is all that Jeff Quinn could've asked out of his team before the year.

Buffalo now has an opportunity to shut-up their doubters.

Last week, they earned a solid win over an underperforming Kent State squad.

Next Tuesday, they’ll get a chance to take down the most consistent winners in the MAC East over the past five years.

It’ll be a battle but one that Bulls fans are certainly excited for.