New York Football Report

The Buffalo Bulls are in Reno to take on the Nevada Wolf Pack. The Bulls are looking for positive signs after their somewhat stunning loss to FCS Albany to open the season. The Wolf Pack struggled to beat FCS Cal-Poly in their opener and then lost at Notre Dame last week. Nevada beat Buffalo last year at UB Stadium and even though the Pack is an 11-point favorite, I expect Buffalo to play much better tonight and this one should be a close one.

After two road wins to start the season, the Albany Great Danes are home tonight against the Holy Cross Crusaders. The Danes play their home games at Bob Ford Field and optimism is growing in the Capital Region. The Danes have sold over 5,000 tickets for tonight's game at the 8,500 seat complex and season tickets have surged to over 1,100 this season.

Holy Cross enters 1-1. They led New Hampshire into the fourth quarter last week before falling apart and losing. They are led by senior quarterback, Peter Puljas, a three-year starter.

Marist is 0-2 and the Red Foxes travel to Sacred Heart for a 5 pm game against the Pioneers of the Northeast Conference. This will be the first road game of the season for Marist, which dropped games to Bucknell and Georgetown, both Patriot League schools to open the season.

Army plays at UTEP with the Knights 2-0 for the first time since the 1996 season. Could Army be 3-0 when they head to Buffalo next week? The Knights have been dominant in their two wins, besting Temple on the road and then pounding Rice at home last week.

Syracuse hosts South Florida in a matchup of old Big East foes. The Orange beat FCS Colgate and then were part of the Lamar Jackson Show last week in a 62-28 loss to Louisville. This will be a tough game for the Orange.

Speaking of Colgate, the Raiders play at Yale today. It's the first game of the year for Yale as per tradition, the Ivy League teams always open the third Friday/Saturday of September. The Raiders made the FCS Quarterfinals last year. Yale beat Colgate 29-28 last year in Hamilton.


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