Buffalo vs Eastern Michigan prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 4, Saturday, September 24
Buffalo vs Eastern Michigan How To Watch
Date: Saturday, September 24
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti, MI
How To Watch: CBS Sports Network
Record: Buffalo (0-3), Eastern Michigan (2-1)
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Buffalo vs Eastern Michigan Game Preview
Why Buffalo Will Win
The Bulls can’t get the season going, but the offense is getting enough of a passing game to potentially be a problem.
Turnovers did them in against Coastal Carolina, but the four given away were the first mistakes all year. Eastern Michigan’s defense might be coming off a big win over Arizona State, but it’s nothing special against midrange passing games and it’s not doing a ton to take the ball away.
Worst of all, the Eagles are miserable at stopping teams on third down. Buffalo doesn’t set itself up well, but as long as Cole Snyder can hit more than 60% of his passes, the team will be in this.
Why Eastern Michigan Will Win
There’s no push coming from the UB offensive front.
The ground game struggling, there are too many plays allowed in the backfield, and for all the positives and all the potential, too many drives stall.
Eastern Michigan has hardly been perfect, but as long as it can limit the giveaways – like the five in the loss to Louisiana – and as long as the passing attack can hit a few of the deep passes, everything should work because that opens everything up for …
What’s Going To Happen
Samson Evans. The tough junior from just outside of Chicago didn’t get a whole lot of work in the first two games – but he scored twice against Eastern Kentucky – and then he ran 36 times for 258 yards and a score in the stunning 30-21 win over ASU.
The Eastern Michigan offense will be balanced and effective, but can it make sure it keeps the giveaways to a bare minimum? Do that, and the positives from Tempe continue.
Buffalo vs Eastern Michigan Prediction, Line
Eastern Michigan 34, Buffalo 26
Line: Eastern Michigan -6, o/u: 59
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Buffalo vs Eastern Michigan Must See Rating (out of 5): 3
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