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BRuWPEG - Week 5 Miami that is in Ohio

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Starting the MAC meat of the schedule.

The Buffalo Bulls are sitting at 2-2.  I believe that many of us had this team being 3 - 1 and thought hopefully 4 - 1 after Miami of Ohio.  The loss to Army still stings and I had zero hope against Baylor.  I have to say that I am scared for the rest of the season.  Yes the MAC is having another down year but so is Buffalo's defense.  It was pointed out to me that Miami is playing a spread option with a mobile QB who can throw.  How has Buffalo fared against that type of QB in the past and especially Army.   This is going to be a very interesting season.  The offense looks good with waves of players stepping up to compliment an experience QB, solid line, and three headed attack at running back.  Players like Ron WIlloughby, Jacob Martinez showing flashes, Malcom Robinson, and etc.    Not sure why a certain TE has to drop a pass every week and McGill.  Many calling for others to get the bulk of the carries but Taylor had a solid game against NSU with 28 carries for 116 yards and is starting to be patient and wait for holes.  Hughes who was passed over the first couple of weeks had a great game.  Again this goes back to Licata finding the match-up weakness and exploiting it.  I also like what I am seeing behind Licata.

Now the defense is a hot mess.  The vaulted line is struggling.  With no real pressure coming in the second wave it is easy to scheme against the big boys.  The secondary has taken a step back from last year and I did not think that was possible.  Special teams have been solid especially with punting until this week.  An extra point should be automatic. That being said it was a chore for the Bulls.  The linebackers are getting lost and I can't stand the play calling and defensive formations.  I have no idea how good or mediocre this team is.  With 8 MAC games to be played, I can see 4 - 4 very easily.  Prove me wrong Bulls but I am not holding my breathe.

Hey we go BRuWPEGers.  This is why the game was invented.  Seeing your collective thoughts and picks against teams close in talent and especially teams in the MAC.  I am going to assume that Buffalo gets the majority or all the picks.  I see this as a very close game.  (Watch out here comes a blatant plug)  As always you can see myself and the boys from Bull Run on Last Bull In Wednesday nights make our picks live.  I know you are sitting on pins and needles waiting for our picks.  Just get your picks in!

Participant Points Bulls Miami Bulls Miami Total
121Merrimac 7 31 24 1 0 55
Albany Bull 7 0 0 0
amt25 4 24 27 0 1 51
Arborhill 6 28 17 1 0 45
ATcarusoUbuff 8 30 24 1 0 54
Big Maple 6 28 14 1 0 42
Bills Backer Bob 11 35 28 1 0 63
Bleeding Blue 7 32 14 1 0 46
Bowz 6 0 0 0
BrazenBull 3 0 0 0
Buffalo Super Fan 5 35 28 1 0 63
Bull Market 5 24 21 1 0 45
Bull Trojan 4 31 42 0 1 73
BullsFaninChiTown 5 35 31 1 0 66
BVFA12 5 35 10 1 0 45
Calvin 5 34 28 1 0 62
ChubbyHubby 3 33 18 1 0 51
Clodney 6 27 31 0 1 58
CT Bulls Fan 6 14 10 1 0 24
dbburns 12 0 0 0
drewgacz 4 0 0 0
Island Bull 6 27 20 1 0 47
J. David Brand 5 30 24 1 0 54
Jeff Screen 6 0 0 0
John McWhinnie 9 0 0 0
kdahlberg93 6 0 0 0
Maranthony H. 2 20 24 0 1 44
MarkChicago 6 31 21 1 0 52
Matt Cohen 15 27 24 1 0 51
Matt Gritzmacher 7 34 30 1 0 64
meigs1414 9 31 20 1 0 51
Nick Mithchell's 4 34 31 1 0 65
PittBull1 8 38 20 1 0 58
rma 7 32 17 1 0 49
Roch Bull 4 32 28 1 0 60
rockostonehenge 9 28 24 1 0 52
TawJackson 7 37 24 1 0 61
Tim Riordan 5 32 17 1 0 49
UB Hoops 03 7 31 27 1 0 58
UB_Dropout 6 28 13 1 0 41
UB92 6 38 41 0 1 79
UBBull98 5 24 20 1 0 44
UBFan1984 1 0 0 0
ukbro00 11 0 0 0
verandaman 3 24 14 1 0 38
wearub46 3 31 27 1 0 58
Zigo230 11 31 27 1 0 58
Avg. Pred. 6.23 30 23 32 5 42

I have decided to add a song to recap where the team is every week.  Last week was Easy Lover.  I was not particularly saying that Norfolk was easy to love but you get the point.  This week the players are feeling on top of the world.  Chest's puffed out a little more and confident for this weekend.  My song is.....