The Ohio Bobcats (6-3) take on a familiar opponent when they visit the Buffalo Bulls (3-6) on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at UB Stadium in a MAC showdown.
Interested in watching this matchup? You can find it on ESPN2.
When is Ohio vs. Buffalo and when does it start?
This matchup between the Bobcats and Bulls will happen on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. You should expect the kickoff at 7:30 PM ET.
Where to watch Ohio vs. Buffalo
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What channel is the game on?
You can catch this game live on ESPN2.
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Ohio vs. Buffalo Game Preview
Ohio Stats & Insights
The Bobcats head into this matchup after a 30-16 loss to the Miami (OH) RedHawks in their most recent game.
Ohio has the 96th-ranked offense this season (350.9 yards per game), and has been even more effective defensively, ranking fourth-best with just 264.8 yards allowed per game.
The Bobcats sport the 78th-ranked offense this year in terms of passing yards (218.7 passing yards per game), and they’ve been better on defense, ranking 10th-best with only 171.3 passing yards allowed per game.
Ohio has the 96th-ranked offense this year in terms of rushing yards (132.2 per game), and has been more effective on defense, ranking 12th-best with just 93.4 rushing yards allowed per game.
Defensively, the Bobcats have been a top-25 unit, ranking seventh-best by surrendering just 15.7 points per game. They rank 105th on offense (21.8 points per game).
Buffalo Stats & Insights
The Bobcats enter this matchup following a 30-16 loss to the Miami (OH) RedHawks in their most recent outing.
Buffalo ranks 25th-worst in total yards per game (325.1), but it has been more productive on the defensive side of the ball, ranking 81st in the FBS with 385.1 total yards allowed per contest.
From an offensive perspective, the Bulls are posting 191.2 passing yards per contest (108th-ranked). They rank 40th in the FBS on the other side of the ball (203.9 passing yards given up per game).
Buffalo has been struggling against the run, ranking 17th-worst with 181.2 rushing yards surrendered per game. It has been better on offense, generating 133.9 rushing yards per contest (93rd-ranked).
With 24.4 points per game on offense, the Bulls rank 86th in the FBS. Defensively, they rank 99th, giving up 29.1 points per game.
Ohio Key Players to Watch
Kurtis Rourke leads Ohio with 1,656 passing yards (207.0 ypg) on 147-of-233 passing with 10 touchdowns compared to five interceptions this season. He also adds 195 rushing yards (24.4 ypg) on 46 carries while scoring two touchdowns on the ground.
The team’s top rusher, Sieh Bangura, has carried the ball 117 times for 486 yards (54.0 per game), with four touchdowns this year.
This season O’Shaan Allison has taken 113 carries for 347 yards (38.6 per game) and one touchdown.
Sam Wiglusz’s team-high 519 receiving yards (64.9 yards per game) have come on 44 receptions with three touchdowns.
Miles Cross has hauled in 32 passes for 417 yards (52.1 yards per game) and four touchdowns this year.
Tyler Walton’s 26 receptions are good enough for 241 yards (30.1 ypg) and two touchdowns.
Buffalo Key Players to Watch
Cole Snyder has thrown for 1,683 yards (187.0 ypg) to lead Buffalo, completing 55.3% of his passes and collecting 13 touchdown passes and nine interceptions this season.
The team’s top rusher, Ron Cook Jr., has carried the ball 107 times for 469 yards (52.1 per game), with five touchdowns this year. He’s also caught 23 passes for 195 yards (21.7 per game) and one touchdown.
This season Michael Washington has rushed for 320 yards (40.0 per game) on 80 carries with two touchdowns.
Marlyn Johnson’s 322 receiving yards (35.8 yards per game) lead the team. He has 32 receptions with four touchdowns.
Darrell Harding has put together a 310-yard season so far (34.4 receiving yards per game) with three touchdowns, hauling in 19 passes.
Cole Harrity’s 31 catches have yielded 266 yards (29.6 ypg) and three touchdowns.