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Buffalo Bulls Game By Game Preview - Boston College

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Buffalo Bulls
Boston College
Date / Time Saturday, October 1st / TBD
Television TBD
Venue Alumni Stadium

Boston College is the last non-conference team on UB's schedule and this contest has been delayed for many years.

The Eagles have a potent defense but have struggled on offense in recent years. If the Bulls can find a way to move the ball they may be able to play with the Eagles.

Series History

Buffalo and Boston College go all the way back to 1963. The schools played six times in the 1960's and once in 1970 with the Bulls going 2-5. In the modern era, they have played only once, in 2006.

Last Meeting

In a torrential downpour, Drew Willy was 13 out of 25 and threw two interceptions. To make things worse the Bulls running back, James Starks, managed just one yard on nine carries as the #18 Boston College Eagles punched UB in the mouth, 41-0. BC did not punt on the day.

Rankings Composite Ranking - 74
Big Names

Defense: Boston College's dominance begins with their front seven again, one of the best defensive fronts in the ACC. Junior defensive end Harold Landry had 4.5 sacks and 15.5 tackles for a loss last season and opposite him is Zach Allen.

Behind the line the linebackers are led by Matt Milano. Last season he had a team-high 17.5 tackles for a loss and for good measure added 6.5 sacks.

Offense: Like the Bulls, Boston College has a transfer on the roster who may win the starting quarterback job. Graduate transfer and former Kentucky signal caller Patrick Towles played 28 games and completed 427-of-759 passes for 5,099 yards and 24 touchdowns with 24 interceptions for the Kentucky Wildcats.

Key Matchup
  • Bulls Offensive Line vs BC front seven : The good news is that BC's offense can perform poorly enough to give anyone a punchers chance. The bad new is their defensive front seven tends to smother opponents.
Unless the offense is markedly better than they were last season UB is in for a long day.