Through 3 Quarters

Down 21 at the end of last quarter, the Buffalo Bulls have now snagged the lead. It's anybody's game after three quarters, but Buffalo is ahead of the Kent State Golden Flashes 38-34.

The Bulls have enjoyed the tag-team combination of RB Kevin Marks Jr. and RB Dylan McDuffie. The former has rushed for two TDs and 79 yards on 16 carries, while the latter has rushed for one TD and 87 yards on ten carries. The team has gotten extra help from defensive menace CB Ja'Marcus Ingram and his ten tackles.

Kent State has been riding high on the performance of QB Dustin Crum, who has passed for two TDs and 324 yards on 32 attempts in addition to rushing for two TDs and 72 yards.

Who's Playing

Buffalo @ Kent State

Current Records: Buffalo 2-3; Kent State 2-3

What to Know

A Mid-American battle is on tap between the Kent State Golden Flashes and the Buffalo Bulls at 7 p.m. ET Saturday at Dix Stadium. If the contest is anything like Buffalo's 70-41 victory from their previous meeting in November of last year, the scorekeeper will be kept real busy.

Kent State was able to grind out a solid win over the Bowling Green Falcons last week, winning 27-20.

Meanwhile, it was all tied up 7-7 at halftime, but the Bulls were not quite the Western Michigan Broncos' equal in the second half when they met last week. Buffalo took a 24-17 hit to the loss column. RB Ron Cook Jr. put forth a good effort for the losing side as he punched in one rushing touchdown. That touchdown -- a 55-yard rush in the first quarter -- was one of the highlights of the game.

Kent State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 7-point margin of victory. Those sticking with them against the spread have guts, to put it politely, as the squad has let down bettors in their past three games.

Kent State's win brought them up to 2-3 while the Bulls' loss pulled them down to an identical 2-3. A pair of defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: The Golden Flashes are 209th worst in the nation in rushing touchdowns allowed, with nine on the season. Buffalo is completely their equal: they are stumbling into the matchup with the 209th most rushing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up nine on the season. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Dix Stadium -- Kent, Ohio
  • TV: ESPN University
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $31.50


The Golden Flashes are a solid 7-point favorite against the Bulls, according to the latest college football odds.

The line has drifted a bit towards the Golden Flashes, as the game opened with the Golden Flashes as a 5.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Buffalo have won four out of their last six games against Kent State.

  • Nov 28, 2020 - Buffalo 70 vs. Kent State 41
  • Nov 14, 2019 - Kent State 30 vs. Buffalo 27
  • Nov 06, 2018 - Buffalo 48 vs. Kent State 14
  • Sep 30, 2017 - Buffalo 27 vs. Kent State 13
  • Oct 08, 2016 - Kent State 44 vs. Buffalo 20
  • Nov 05, 2015 - Buffalo 18 vs. Kent State 17