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Duquesne vs Buffalo College Football Preview

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The FCS Duquesne Dukes travel to take on the Buffalo Bulls at UB Stadium. Last season Buffalo had to start out on the road against Ohio State, a game in which they lost 40-20. After losing again to Baylor the bulls were able to win seven straight games and receive a bid to a bowl game. Unfortunately the bulls lost that game to San Diego State. Buffalo should be glad that they get to play an FCS opponent and get their season started off on the right foot. Duquesne won their opener last year on their way to a 7-4 record in the FCS NEC conference.

Keys for the Duquesne Dukes:

  • Dillon Buechel returns with year of running the offense at QB. Buechel had 2569 yards passing and 14 touchdowns. His favorite two receivers from 2013 are gone, but others like Devin Rahming will have to step up their game and be a leader for the younger players.
  • The Dukes also lost a few running backs, but Ryan Ho and Marcus Hughes, who each had 11 receptions of 2013, will return to the field.

Keys for the Buffalo Bulls:

  • QB Joe Licata returns for his junior year with the Bulls. Licata already has 31 touchdowns and 3869 yards passing with only 11 interceptions.
  • Most of the Buffalo receiving core is gone, and only a handful of receivers that caught passes will return. Devin Campbell caught 19 passes, including two touchdowns, making him the leading returning receiver.
  • Anthone Taylor will have to take over at running back for the Bulls. Taylor had 399 yards and 3 touchdowns last year. Hopefully he can stay healthy and get blocks behind his offensive line.

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Favorite/Odds: Buffalo by 21 points

Buffalo needs to make sure that they are prepared for this game. Even though Duquesne is an FCS team, they are certainly capable of an upset. But most likely Buffalo should be able to get the win to match their 8-5 record from last season. If head coach Jeff Quin has been able to implement his system on his young players then Buffalo may even do better then last year.

 

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