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Buffalo’s 2019 Football Schedule Is Set

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The Mid American Conference officially released their 2019 Football Schedule today.

The Bulls start their season with four out of conference games which have been on the books for awhile.

UB Opens their season at home against FCS opponent Robert Morris.

The Bulls then head on the road to take on Penn State at Beaver Stadium in University Park. It will be the second time in three years that the Bulls have played the Nittany Lions.

After Penn State the Bulls stay on the road to take on Liberty in a game that was set to see the team face Turner Gill, before Gills sudden retirement.

The last non conference game is home against Temple, who may be looking for some vengeance after the Bulls beat them in Philadelphia last season.

Then we get into conference play.

Date Opponent
Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Miami
Saturday, October 5, 2019 vs Ohio
Saturday, October 12, 2019 BYE
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Akron
Saturday, October 26, 2019 vs CMU
Saturday, November 2, 2019 at EMU
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Kent
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 vs Toledo
Friday, November 29, 2019 vs BGSU

In terms of “winnability” it may be hard for a rebuilding UB offense to string together a lot of consecutive wins. The Bulls draw two teams from the MAC West who went to Bowls, one on the road and the other at home, but in a late season mid week game.

And the Bulls start with a trip to Miami, who got really hot last year before just missing out on the Bowl season.

UB has just two conference home games on a Saturday and one of those is at the end of October. I’m not a big fan of early season byes in the conference schedule.

There are six wins to be had though.

* Robert Morris, Liberty, CMU, Akron, Kent, and Bowling Green should be games that the Bulls should have a good shot at winning.

* For some reason we also almost always deal well at home with Ohio no matter what the teams relative strength is at.

Later in the week I will do a way too early prediction piece but thought you would all want to see this now.