University at Buffalo featured on College Gameday against #14 Western Michigan
The 14th-ranked Broncos (10-0 overall, 6-0 Mid-American Conference), one of two remaining unbeaten FBS teams, will try to keep their fans happy when they host Buffalo (2-8, 1-5) on Saturday (3:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU). As an added treat, ESPN’s College Gameday show will hold its broadcast at the Kalamazoo, Mich., campus, a rarity for a Mid-American Conference program.
This is a first for both teams and it will surely give each a little extra motivation, besides it being broadcast on National TV.
Western Michigan quarterback Zach Terrell has entered the Heisman Trophy discussion with his 23-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio and his 70.3 percent completion rate, but it’s been their running backs that have had to carry the load lately.
Jarvion Franklin carried 31 times for 134 yards and a touchdown, while Fabian Johnson rushed for 125 yards on 19 carries and another score as Western Michigan rallied from an early 14-0 deficit to beat Kent State on Election Day–their last game played.
The Broncos also have another quality running back in Jamauri Bogan, who missed the Kent State game with an injury but has 589 yards and seven touchdowns this season.
“They’ve got a lot of backs that are playing well,” Buffalo coach Lance Leipold said. “Each one has a little bit different in their game. Franklin’s a great package of speed and power, a bigger back. Bogan has excellent speed, and they make great decisions. They see something, it’s one cut and get up the field and make things happen.”
The Bulls are coming off a 35-24 loss to Miami of Ohio. Quarterback Tyree Jackson suffered a right leg injury in that game and Leipold said Jackson is questionable to play on Saturday. If he can’t go, Grant Rohach will get the start.
“We’re disappointed how things have gone to this point,” he said. “I think it’s an outstanding opportunity to play an undefeated team and all the things that are happening there. It’s a monumental kind of task but one we should embrace. It’s one that we need to embrace and soak up as much as we can as we try to put ourselves in that position.”
I don’t expect this game to be close, the Bulls are overmatched in all phases of the game, one reason they only have two victories on the season.
Prediction: Western Michigan 48 Buffalo 10
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