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NIU, Buffalo ready to run wild

By Brian Belford | October 21, 2011

After an explosive victory over Western Michigan, NIU restored hope that it can be a winning team at both home and away gamesSaturday, the Huskies (4-3, 2-1 MAC) will try to continue their winning ways as they head east to take on the Buffalo (2-5, 1-2...

Breakdown: Buffalo’s defense

By Brian Belford | October 19, 2011

Defensive Line Grade: D+The Bulls rank 11 out of 13 teams in the MAC in rushing defense, and rank 10th overall in total defense in the MAC.The stats can be attributed to the Bulls' 3-4 defense, a scheme which relies on big, forceful defensive tackles...

Breakdown: Buffalo’s offense

By Eli Gehn | October 19, 2011

Quarterback Grade: C-Running the Buffalo offense is senior quarterback Chazz Anderson.Anderson is having a sub-par season so far with five passing touchdowns and four interceptions.With 1,308 yards passing this year, the Pickerington, Ohio native ranks...

Buffalo key player: Khalil Mack

By Tony Osborne | October 19, 2011

The Buffalo defense will look to rebound after a crushing 34-0 defeat from Temple last weekend.For NIU, they offensive line will have to focus on Bulls' sophomore linebacker Khalil Mack."I think that their linebacker slash defensive end [Mack] is one...

Taking a look around the MAC

By Jimmy Johnson | October 5, 2010

MAC West Ball State Head coach: Stan Parrish Record: 2-3 (1-0 MAC) This week: Western Michigan Strong efforts from quarterback Keith Wenning and running back David Brown helped propel Ball State past Central Michigan, 31-17. Wenning connected with Eric...

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