Through 3 Quarters

The Miami (OH) RedHawks were expected to win this one, and so far that's exactly how it's playing out. Three quarters in and their offense has really been able to impose its will, dominating the Buffalo Bulls 38-10 three quarters in. Miami (OH) has been led by QB Brett Gabbert, who so far has passed for four TDs and 302 yards on 24 attempts.

The RedHawks have been riding high on the performance of Gabbert, who has passed for four TDs and 302 yards on 24 attempts. Near the top of the highlight reel was Gabbert's 58-yard TD bomb to WR Jack Sorenson in the first quarter.

The Miami (OH) defense has been merciless to the QB and currently has three sacks accrued. That goes a long way towards explaining why Miami (OH) basically have this game in the bag.

Who's Playing

Buffalo @ Miami (OH)

Current Records: Buffalo 4-5; Miami (OH) 4-5

What to Know

The Buffalo Bulls and the Miami (OH) RedHawks are even-steven against one another since October of 2015 (3-3), but not for long. Buffalo and the RedHawks will face off in a Mid-American battle at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday at Fred C. Yager Stadium. Coming off of a loss in a game they were expected to win, the Bulls nows face the more daunting task of proving themselves against unfavorable odds.

Buffalo came up short against the Bowling Green Falcons last week, falling 56-44. If the result catches you off guard, it should: Buffalo was far and away the favorite. The losing side was boosted by RB Dylan McDuffie, who rushed for two TDs and 166 yards on 34 carries.

Meanwhile, Miami (OH) was close but no cigar on Tuesday as they fell 35-33 to the Ohio Bobcats. Miami (OH)'s loss shouldn't obscure the performances of QB Brett Gabbert, who passed for five TDs and 492 yards on 55 attempts, and WR Jack Sorenson, who caught 14 passes for two TDs and 283 yards. One of the most thrilling moments was Sorenson's 82-yard TD reception down the right side of the field in the fourth quarter.

The losses bumped both teams down to an identical 4-5. A pair of defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: The Bulls are stumbling into the matchup with the 230th most rushing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 20 on the season. The RedHawks have experienced some struggles of their own as they are 215th worst in the nation in passing touchdowns allowed, with 18 on the season. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Fred C. Yager Stadium -- Oxford, Ohio
  • TV: ESPN University
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

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

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 7-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

Miami (OH) and Buffalo both have three wins in their last six games.

  • Nov 10, 2020 - Buffalo 42 vs. Miami (OH) 10
  • Sep 28, 2019 - Miami (OH) 34 vs. Buffalo 20
  • Oct 30, 2018 - Buffalo 51 vs. Miami (OH) 42
  • Oct 21, 2017 - Miami (OH) 24 vs. Buffalo 14
  • Nov 12, 2016 - Miami (OH) 35 vs. Buffalo 24
  • Oct 29, 2015 - Buffalo 29 vs. Miami (OH) 24