NCAA betting lines show that Buffalo won a school-record five league games. The team went 7-5 in terms of over/unders versus the NCAA football betting line. Buffalo was definitely one of the surprise teams in college football in 2007. Here are more NCAA betting lines stats from the 2007 Buffalo Bulls.
Head coach Turner Gill has turned Buffalo from a laughing stock into a serious contender in the MAC. College football betting lines stats show that the Buffalo offensive player of the year was running back James Starks. NCAA betting lines stats show that the defensive player of the year was safety Davonte Shannon.
The key win for Buffalo was a 31-10 rout of Ohio in early October as Starks ran for two TD’s according to NCAA betting lines stats. Buffalo took a major step forward after that win but they did fall back to earth in November as they lost to Miami and Bowling Green which cost them the East title. The defense really struggled in those two games, allowing more than 400 yards in each of the games according to NCAA football betting line stats.
There is a lot of good news for Buffalo for 2008 according to NCAA betting lines experts. A lot of starters return on both sides of the ball. 10 starters return on offense and 8 starters return on defense according to NCAA betting lines stats. NCAA betting lines experts believe that the Bulls must be careful not to slip back though as expectations are high and the rest of the MAC won’t ignore them as in the past. The days of Buffalo being an automatic win for opponents in the MAC are over.
The Bulls were 89th in total yards on offense last season according to NCAA betting lines stats and that number needs to improve. They were 84th in points scored according to NCAA betting lines stats. The defense was 73rd in total yards allowed and 64th in points allowed according to NCAA football betting line numbers.