By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Buffalo Bulls face the Troy Trojans in the Dollar General Bowl on Saturday night. The game will kick off at 7 pm at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.
The Bulls have a 10-3 record. They went 5-1 on the road this season.
The Trojans went 9-3 this season. This is a home game for the Trojans, who went 5-1 at home.
According to Covers.com Consensus Analysis, the Bulls have a 63% chance to win this game, according to their public poll. Their expert poll; however, gives Buffalo a 78% chance to win this game.
This is the first career meeting between these two teams.
Buffalo is 0-2 in Bowl games all-time. They lost 49-24 to the San Diego State Aztecs in their last Bowl appearance in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on December 21st, 2013 at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho.
The team also lost 38-20 to the Connecticut Huskies in the International Bowl on January 3rd, 2009 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada.
Troy has a 4-3 all-time record in Bowl games. The Trojans have won their last three Bowl games.
They defeated the North Texas Mean Green, 50-30, in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on December 16th, 2017 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Trojans also won 28-23 over the Ohio Bobcats in the Dollar General Bowl on December 23rd, 2016 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.
The team also won 48-21 over the Bobcats in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on December 18th, 2010 in the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Trojans have not lost a Bowl game since losing 44-41 in the GMAC Bowl to the Central Michigan Chippewas on January 6th, 2010 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.
This is Troy’s second appearance in the Dollar General Bowl.
The Bulls are averaging 34.8 points per game. Their offense is averaging 417.5 total yards per game.
Their defense is allowing 24.7 points per game. Their defense is allowing 349.8 total yards per game.
Bulls quarterback Tyree Jackson has gone 205 of 372 for 2,857 yards. He also had 27 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
Jaret Patterson leads the Bulls backs with 168 carries for 946 yards and 13 touchdowns. Anthony Johnson leads the Bulls receivers with 52 receptions for 94 yards and 11 touchdowns.
The Trojans are averaging 29.8 points per game. Their offense is averaging 385.8 total yards per game.
Their defense is allowing 21.2 points per contest. They are allowing 345.6 total yards per game.
Trojans quarterback Sawyer Smith has gone 113 of 185 for 1,349 yards. He also had 10 touchdowns and six interceptions.
B.J. Smith leads the Trojans backs with 199 carries for 1,093 yards and 12 touchdowns. Damion Willis leads the Trojans receivers with 43 receptions for 775 yards and eight touchdowns.
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