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Buffalo Bulls Game By Game Preview - Kent State

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Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

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Buffalo Bulls
Kent State
Date / Time Saturday, October 8th / 3:30
Television TBD
Venue UB Stadium
Storyline

Buffalo begins conference play against Kent State. Because of a storm which stranded the Kent equipment truck, this will be the first time they have visited Buffalo since 2012.

Series History

Kent is one of the few MAC teams in which the Bulls have a winning record against. Last season's dramatic 18-17 win gives UB a 10 to 9 advantage in a series which goes back to 1966.

Last Meeting

A desperate Joe Licata dump off to Matt Weiser capped off an 11 play, 54 yard drive, aided by a pass interference call on 4th and 19. It ultimately proved to be the winning score with under a minute left and the Bulls escaped 18-17. -- ubbullrun.com

Rankings Composite Ranking - 112
Big Names

Defense: In only ten games last season Terence Waugh led the team in tackles for a loss and sacks with 12 and 9 respectively.

Offense: The offensive line returns four of five starters. Seniors Reno Reda and Wayne Scott and juniors Nathan Puthoff and Brock Macaulay.

Key Matchup Buffalo's front seven need to get after Kent's defensive backfield. The Flashes return most of their line. In what could be another low scoring game, every point would count.
Prediction
Buffalo continues to control Kent but it will once again be a hard fought defensive game.