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Buffalo Bulls Football Game Preview: Bowling Green Falcons

Yes it’s finally here. The last game of the season! I find it funny how one of my first posts here on Bull Run started with the same phrase just in anticipation of the season to kick off. It’s been a long ride with this season as every week we seem to plunge farther in to anger. But in the end, they are still our team, and we need to hold our heads high that 2017 will be the year we start to trend upwards.

So to end the season we have what many would see as the battle for the bottom. A win today against Bowling Green would mean that the Buffalo Bulls would finish ahead of the Falcons, who have been a surprise this season. Nobody thought the Falcons would be in the bottom of the conference as they had ruled the MAC East in recent years. So who should we be keeping an eye out for on this Black Friday game? Let’s take a look.

Who to Watch For

James Morgan - The quarterback for this year’s Falcons team is not as big of a task as last weeks opponent. Morgan has thrown for 16 TDs this season but has also thrown 15 INTs. He’s a straight pocket passer so the Bulls will need to get pressure and make him uncomfortable to find success.

Fred Coppet - The main back for BG, Coppet has only found the endzone 6 times this season but has still tallied 898 yards. The Bulls have struggled to stop the run all season so containing Coppet and forcing the pass will be important. I’d love to see the defensive line show some pride today and begin to stop the run.

Trenton Greene - When looking at BG one player stands out on the defense and that’s Greene. This season he’s accounted for 103 tackles, 2 sacks, and an interception. The Bulls will need to pick up Greene on their blocks and make sure to limit his impact on the game. Grant Rohach will need to show his senior leadership and hopefully move the offense.

Bottom Line

In the end, this game doesn’t mean too much. For Lance Leipold it feels like a must win if he doesn’t want the fans to completely turn on him. A win keeps the Bulls out of the basement and could provide some confidence heading in to the off season. I don’t know if this team believes in themselves or if the seniors will come out with a fire or sense of defeat, but we will find out at kickoff. Enjoy this last game of the season Bulls’ fans. We made it.