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SAN DIEGO STATE vs. BUFFALO
Saturday, Dec. 21, 5:30 pm
The Buffalo Bulls went through a ridiculous hot streak where they won seven straight games to get to 8-4 overall this year, and it was good enough to earn them a bowl bid against a solid San Diego State Aztecs team, who ended the year at 7-5 overall. Both teams put together a 6-2 conference record, but fell just short of playing for their conference titles. These are two interesting offenses, but one is much better at offense, while the other is much better at defense, which we'll look more at below.
The Bulls hot streak featured them topping 30 points in every game except for one, and their defense simply shut down opponents in many situations. While they aren't riding the late season push like the Aztecs did to become bowl eligible, they had one of the stronger years that we remember from this team, and they are going to be a fun team to watch in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
The Aztecs on the other side started 0-3 with some tough losses against strong opponents, but won seven of their last nine games, with the two losses coming against the Fresno State Bulldogs, who are a top 20 team, and the UNLV Runnin' Rebels. Their loss to Fresno State also came in overtime, as they pushed the Bulldogs to the brink.
Buffalo Bulls Defense
The Bulls have been very strong defensively, as they rank 27th in the entire country in points per game at just 22.3. That's very, very impressive, but they'll have their work cut out for them against the Aztecs. The Bulls gave up 40 points to Ohio State and 70 points to Baylor, which makes the fact that they gave up only 22.3 points per game even more impressive.
San Diego Aztecs Passing Game
While the Aztecs give up 32.3 points per game, it's their passing game that has won them some big games. Their passing game ranks 35th in the country in yards per game at 262.3. They are led by quarterback Quinn Kaehler who has thrown for 17 touchdowns this year, but he's led the team to putting up some points in big games.
The Bulls are an interesting team this year, and their defense will just be too much for San Diego State in my opinion. This game is sitting at a pick on most sports betting sites and has gradually moved up, and I love that spot for Buffalo. I just think that they are a better team than the Aztecs are this season, and that they'll win this one by around a touchdown. I also think this will be a low scoring game for the most part with a score in the 20's. Lets take a shot with the Under and always check for an update as we get closer to game.
BUFFALO / SAN DIEGO STATE UNDER 55 POINTS
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