Ohio vs Buffalo Prediction - College Football Picks 11/7/23

Buffalo Bulls (3-6) vs Ohio Bobcats (6-3)

Game Info: Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 7:30 pm (UB Stadium)

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The Ohio Bobcats will play the Buffalo Bulls on Tuesday night at UB Stadium in Buffalo, New York. Ohio has lost two of their last three games, while Buffalo has also lost two of their last three. 

Ohio Preview

The Ohio Bobcats are 6-3 (3-2) this year after they lost to Miami (OH) by a score of 30-16 in their last game. Ohio led 9-0 in the first quarter, but they allowed Miami to score the next 30 points for the loss. The Bobcats out gained Miami by a total of 363-291 and they turned the ball over one time in the game. Ohio has also lost to NIU in conference play by a score of 23-13. The Ohio offense is scoring 21.8 points per game with 218.8 passing yards per game and 132.9 rushing yards per game, while going 46.6% on third downs. Kurtis Rourke has thrown for 1,656 yards, 10 touchdowns, and five interceptions for the Bobcats this season. Sieh Bangura has rushed for 486 yards and four touchdowns, while Sam Wiglusz has caught 44 passes for 519 yards and three scores. The Ohio defense is allowing 15.7 points against per game this year. 

Buffalo Preview

The Buffalo Bulls are 3-6 (3-2) this season after they lost to Toledo by a score of 31-13 last week. Buffalo trailed 24-7 at halftime and they were only able to score six points in the second half for the loss. The Bulls were out gained by a total of 355-324 and forced four turnovers in the game. Buffalo’s second conference loss came against Bowling Green by a score of 24-14. The Buffalo offense is averaging 24.2 points per game with 191.2 passing yards per game and 132.8 rushing yards per game, while going 33.3% on third downs. Cole Snyder has thrown for 1,683 yards, 13 touchdowns, and nine interceptions for the Bulls this season. Ron Cook Jr. has rushed for 469 yards and five scores, while Marlyn Johnson has caught 32 passes for 322 yards and four touchdowns. The Buffalo defense is giving up 29.1 points against per game this season.

Buffalo Bulls Team Facts

  • Buffalo has lost each of its last six November games against non-AP-ranked teams.
  • Buffalo has failed to cover the spread in each of its last six games in November.
  • Seven of Buffalo's last eight November games against non-AP-ranked teams have gone OVER the total points line.

Ohio Bobcats Team Facts

  • Ohio has won eight of its last 10 November games against non-AP-ranked teams.
  • Ohio has covered the spread in five of its last six road games against conference opponents.
  • Ohio has won the first half in eight of its last nine road games against conference opponents.
  • Each of Ohio's last four road games against non-AP-ranked teams have gone UNDER the total points line.


Both of these teams have lost two of their last three games and are tied in the MAC East standings, but Buffalo will have the home field advantage for this matchup. The Bobcats have played inconsistently this season, so it is tough to know what you are going to get from them. Buffalo has struggled on defense this year, allowing almost 30 points per game. This Ohio offense should be able to take advantage of that, but I also think Buffalo will do some damage as well. Take the over here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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