Free College Football Picks Today: Buffalo Bulls vs Toledo Rockets 10/22/22

Free College Football Picks Today: Buffalo Bulls vs Toledo Rockets 10/22/22
Sat 22nd October 2022

The University of Toledo Rockets (5-2, 3-0 MAC) head to take on the The State Univ. of New York at Buffalo Bulls (4-3, 3-0 MAC) at UB Stadium on Saturday for a matchup that pits the Mid-American Conference’s top offense against one of its toughest defenses. The Rockets are 7.5-point favorites, and the total is 57.

Toledo is coming off a runaway 52-31 win over Kent State at Glass Bowl last Saturday, their third consecutive victory. Dequan Finn was 16 of 22 for 263 yards and six touchdowns. He also ran 14 times for 87 yards and a touchdown. Jerjuan Newton caught five passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns.

Buffalo won for the fourth straight game last Saturday, beating Massachusetts 34-7 at Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadium. Cole Snyder threw for 277 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions. Al-Jay Henderson carried five times for 99 yards and a touchdown. Jamari Gassett caught four receptions for 85 yards.

HEAD-TO-HEAD

The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since November 2019, a 49-30 win for the Bulls.

TALE OF THE TAPE

The Rockets are averaging 38.4 points per game for the season, best in the MAC, and they are facing a Bulls defense that has surrendered 24.4 PPG (2nd). Meanwhile, Buffalo has scored 30.4 points a game this season, fourth in the conference, and Toledo is allowing 26.3 PPG (3rd).

The Rockets rank as one of the MAC’s top teams in rushing yards per game (193.3, 2nd), while they are ninth in passing yards (209.1). The Bulls are third in the conference in passing yards allowed per game (216.6) and sixth against the run (168.1).

Buffalo is fifth in the conference in passing yards per game (241.6) and fifth in rushing (157.1). Toledo’s defense has been stout through the air, as the Rockets are No. 1 in the MAC in passing yards allowed per game (194.4). Against the run, the Rockets are seventh (164.6).

TOP PERFORMERS

Through seven games, Dequan Finn has thrown for 17 touchdowns (5 INT) and 199.6 yards per game to lead Toledo in passing. In three away games this season, he has six TDs (4 INT) and an average of 186.7 yards passing. Dequan Finn also leads the team in rushing with an average of 65.0 yards per game. He has six touchdowns on the ground. Jerjuan Newton is the Rockets’ leading receiver with 77.5 yards a game and six TDs.

Cole Snyder has 11 passing touchdowns (5 INT) with 237.4 yards per game through seven games to lead Buffalo. In two home games this season, he has thrown for four TDs (1 INT) and an average of 246.5 yards. Mike Washington has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 64.4 yards a game through seven games. He has six touchdowns. Justin Marshall has been the primary target in the Bulls’ aerial attack. He has five touchdowns and a 67.3 yard per game average through seven appearances.

SportsTips’ College Football Pick:

Toledo (-300)

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