Tuesday, Nov. 17 -- 7 p.m. ET
Doyt Perry Statium
A Buffalo Bulls team averaging 45.5 ppg.visits the MAC’s most generous team as part of Tuesday night’s action. The Falcons are last in the MAC, giving up an even 50 ppg.
Certainly, the schedule didn’t do Bowling Green any favors, pitting the Falcons against three straight offensive powers. Two of the contests were . . .
Here’s more on the two teams . . .
Buffalo Bulls (2-0)
The Bulls are coming off a big win as they cruisedpast defending MAC East champ Miami 42-10 last week.
>> After leading 14-7 at intermission, Buffalo blew the game open with four straight touchdowns. Kyle VanTrease’s pass go Antonio Nunn for an 82-yard touchdown at 13:36 of the fourth quarter put UB up 42-7.
>> VanTrease contributed 353 passing yards and tossed four TD scores on the night. Two were long-distance connections. In addition to Nunn’s 82-yard gallop, Trevor Wilson was on the receiving end of a 78-yard second quarter score.
>> Overall, Buffalo out-gained Miami 556-258. The Bulls held a 22-13 advantage in first downs,played turnover-less football and held the ball for 35.03.
>> Kevin Marks Jr. averaged 6.8 ypg while totaling 109 rushing yards. Overall, the Bulls used 45 trips to gain 203 yards and register two TDs.
>> The Buffalo defense limited Miami to 119 passing yards after the RedHawks picked up 288 the previous week in a come-from-behind over Ball State.
BOWLING GREEN FALCONS (0-2)
>> The Falcons stayed with Kent State through one quarter as the two teams were tied at 10-all at the first stop. Kent State then ran off four straight touchdowns in the second quarter and added another 10 after intermission. It was 48-10 before BG finally scored again. Even then, the Flashes answered with two more TDs before a last minute Bowling Green touchdown.
>> Bowling Green surrendered a whopping 667 yards and 34 first downs against KSU.
>> For the Falcons to challenge an opponent, they will have to tighten up a number of areas. One is the ground game. Kent State raised 58 times for a total of 295 yards last week.
>> Bowling Green had a productive night running the football against KSU, picking up 260 rushing yards. Freshman Terion Stewart debuted with 14 carries for 162 yards and two Falcon touchdowns.
>> Junior quarterback Matt McDonald has struggled. After completing 8-of-30 against Toledo in the opener, he went 6-of-20 for 105 yards against Kent State. He has yet to throw a touchdowns and was picked off twice by UT.
>> Senior linebacker Kholbe Coleman registered 15 tackles (8 solo) against KSU.