It's back! Buffalo Bulls football is back for week two after an early season bye. This bye originally felt like a curse but may have been a blessing after the teams lack-luster performance against FCS Albany. With that being in the past, this team must look forward and forget about that game. They must focus on the team across the line of scrimmage from them and work to be undefeated every week.
Coach Lance Leipold has said that he will still use both quarterbacks although to what extent we are all unsure. Either way the Bulls have a chance for a strong bounce back win against a Nevada team who has also struggled opening up the season. Let's take a look at what players to watch for from the Wolf Pack.
Players to Watch
James Butler: This junior running back is small and explosive. Without a doubt the best player on this team, Butler could have a huge impact on this game running from Nevada's triple threat offense. Last year the Bulls struggled to contain the Nevada run game and if Butler can get going it may be another long week.
Any of the 3 Quarterbacks: When we think of having two quarterbacks, we think it's tough. Well Nevada plans to use three. This may lead to some difficult game plan and defensive play calling when you never know who is going to be taking the snaps. If the Bulls can force Nevada to pass it will be a huge win for the Bulls defense.
Alex Bertrando: The leading tackler for the Wolf Pack this season averaging 9 a game. Bertando will be key to the offensive game plan. The offensive line will need to make sure to pick up Bertrando to give Jordan Johnson the room he needs to produce. Overall, Nevada doesn't have the strongest front seven but it's always key to block the leading tackler.
This game feels like a must win if the Bulls have any chance to be bowl eligible this season. While I personally don't think Buffalo wins this game, I would love to be proven wrong. I'll give UB a 45% chance to win this game. Even if they lose it will be a close hard fought game and one that should make the future seem more promising than it has.I think the offense will perform much better than it did against Albany and the defense should be its normal solid self. I just don't feel like this team has the experience yet to beat what appears to be a slightly strong Nevada team. Like I've said, please prove me wrong and make me eat these words. Nothing would make me happier.