If you look at a highlight reel for Jaret Patterson you’re going to see a lot of Bowling Green. In 2019 Patterson racked up 298 yards and five first half touchdown last season when the Bulls took on the Falcons.
Scot Loeffler took over after the Jink’s era and he has a heck of a rebuild on his hands, last season was rough but it really was a situation where the previous coach had left the team in complete chaos.
Loeffler has been working with college quarterbacks since the turn of the century. This year he he going to try to get Boston College transfer Matt McDonald to step up and run the offense. Loeffler worked with McDonald when he was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Boston College.
The other big returning weapon on offense is tight end Quintin Morris who hauled 55 catches for 649 yards and four scores. Last year the Bulls kept him mostly in check, keeping Morris to one reception for 35 yards.
The line should also be solid for Bowling Green they allowed the fewest sacks in the MAC last year and return three starters.
The defense is where the Falcons are really hurting, losing a lot of their top tacklers, doing poorly against the run and not having the best pass rush in the conference. Buffalo should be able to move the ball well against Bowling Green, as they did last season.
About the only up side for the defense is that last year they threw tree freshmen to the wolves and they all return this year, with experience in the system.
Things are starting to move in the right direction in Bowling Green but I’m not sure they have an answer for Buffalo’s running game and if you can’t stop that you’re going to have a long day against the Bulls.