Buffalo vs Central Michigan Prediction Game Preview

Buffalo vs Central Michigan game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 11 game on Wednesday, November 9

Buffalo vs Central Michigan prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 11, Wednesday, November 9


Buffalo vs Central Michigan How To Watch

Date: Wednesday, November 9
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Kelly/Shorts Stadium, Mount Pleasant, MI
How To Watch: ESPN2
Record: Buffalo (5-4), Central Michigan (3-6)
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Buffalo vs Central Michigan Game Preview

Why Buffalo Will Win

There’s no margin for error for Buffalo.

It has to keep winning to have a shot at taking the MAC East after losing to Ohio last week, and it starts by not screwing up.

The ground game might not be dominant against a decent Central Michigan defensive front, and there will be times when the O stalls. However, the defense should be able to make up for it by taking the ball away.

UB comes up with takeaways in spurts – it came up with four or more in three games – and Central Michigan will be happy to oblige. The Chippewas are a horrendous -12 in turnover margin with two or more fumbles in five of the last six games.

But …

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Why Central Michigan Will Win

The defense really has been good.

The run defense has only allowed more than 170 yards once, the secondary doesn’t get roasted, and most of the problems come from the offense’s inability to hang on to the ball.

The D is the best in the MAC at coming up with third down stops, it’s fantastic at getting into the backfield to be disruptive, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

Fumbles, fumbles, fumbles. Central Michigan is the worst team in the nation in lost fumbles, but Buffalo might not need them.

As long as the Bulls are patient and don’t take a slew of chances, they should be able to grind away a bit and take advantage of their opportunities to score. Between that and dominating the time of possession battle, Buffalo will get bowl eligible.

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Buffalo vs Central Michigan Prediction, Line

Buffalo 27, Central Michigan 24
Line: Buffalo -1.5, o/u: 54.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2.5
Buffalo vs Central Michigan Must See Rating (out of 5): 2
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Buffalo vs Ohio Prediction, Game Preview

Buffalo vs Ohio game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 10 game on Tuesday, November 1

Buffalo vs Ohio prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 10, Saturday, November 5


Buffalo vs Ohio How To Watch

Date: Tuesday, November 1
Game Time: 7:30 ET
Venue: Peden Stadium, Athens, OH
How To Watch: ESPN2
Record: Buffalo (5-3), Ohio (5-3)
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Buffalo vs Ohio Game Preview

Why Buffalo Will Win

Buffalo might run for a bajillion yards.

Ohio is a whole lot of fun, it’s a win away from being bowl eligible, and it really, really doesn’t do enough defensively. It’s got the most problems against decent passing teams – UB can throw without a problem – but when the Bull ground attack is working, forget it.

Buffalo has won five straight since an 0-3 start, but the offensive balance is there, getting to 200 yards on the ground is expected, and the O is fantastic at controlling the clock.

It should all work against the nation’s worst defense, but …

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Why Ohio Will Win

The Bobcat defense hasn’t ben that bad lately.

It got ripped to shreds over the first six weeks, but it held up great against the run against Western Michigan – the six takeaways helped – and it got by Northern Illinois even though the run defense wasn’t great.

All the D has to do is hold serve so the wonderful offense can take over. There aren’t a slew of giveaways, the passing attack should be a lock for close to 250 yards, and there aren’t enough turnovers to matter.

The Bobcats failed to give it away in three of the last four games.

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What’s Going To Happen

Buffalo has been playing too well on both sides of the ball.

The defense is forcing turnovers in bunches, but in this it’s going to be about the time of possession battle. Every third down stop for UB will be gold. The offense will take over, keep the ball for long periods of time, and grind out a win to keep showing why this might be the best team in the MAC.

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Buffalo vs Ohio Prediction, Line

Buffalo 31, Ohio 27
Line: Buffalo -3, o/u: 58.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Buffalo vs Ohio Must See Rating (out of 5): 3
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Toledo vs Buffalo Prediction, Game Preview

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Toledo vs Buffalo How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 22
Game Time: 1:00 ET
Venue: UB Stadium, Buffalo, NY
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: Toledo (5-2), Buffalo (4-3)
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Toledo vs Buffalo Game Preview

Why Toledo Will Win

The Rockets are one late stop against San Diego State from being a bigger national thing. Of course the 77-21 loss to Ohio State stung, but …

Everything has kicked in. The offense has been fantastic and almost error-free over the three-game winning streak, the defense is holding up when needed, and there are a whole lot of key takeaways.

Buffalo’s inconsistency run defense will have a few problems if the Rocket offensive line gets into a lather, but …

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Why Buffalo Will Win

The Bull running game is rocking in the four-game winning streak hitting 200 rushing yards in three of the last four games.

Toledo got hammered by the Kent State running game, couldn’t hold down Ohio State, San Diego State, and … UMass? Buffalo will grind and keep on grinding.

It’s great at controlling the clock, it should be able to keep the Toledo O off the field, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

Is this a MAC Championship preview? At the moment, these might be the two best teams in the conference, but they both need a prove-it win.

Buffalo has been great on the road, but the best win so far this year was against … Miami University? Toledo – most likely – hasn’t beaten a team that will go bowling.

The UB offensive front will control the game with the running game keeping the O on the field for well over 35 minutes.

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Toledo vs Buffalo Prediction, Line

Buffalo 31, Toledo 27
Line: Toledo -7.5, o/u: 56.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
Toledo vs Buffalo Must See Rating (out of 5): 3.5
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Buffalo vs UMass Prediction, Game Preview

Buffalo vs UMass game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 7 game on Saturday, October 15

Buffalo vs UMass prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 7, Saturday, October 15


Buffalo vs UMass How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 15
Game Time: 1:00 ET
Venue: Warren McGuirk Alumni Stadium, Amherst, MA
How To Watch: ESPN3
Record: Buffalo (3-3), UMass (1-5)
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Buffalo vs UMass Game Preview

Why Buffalo Will Win

The Bulls found their running groove.

They weren’t able to do much on the ground against Miami University, but the defense and passing attack did just enough to get the win, and then came the season-high 280-yard day in the win over Bowling Green.

On a three-game winning streak, the defense is playing better, there aren’t a slew of mistakes, and the team is able to hang on to the ball and control the clock.

However …

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Why UMass Will Win

The Buffalo run defense isn’t anything great.

The line isn’t good at getting into the backfield, and Bowling Green is the first team that didn’t hammer away with ease on the ground.

UMass might not be doing a whole slew of things right, but the ground game has been okay and the defense has done a good job of taking the ball away with ten takeaways in the last four games.

However …

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What’s Going To Happen

There’s absolutely no UMass passing game for the Bulls to worry about. As long as there aren’t a slew of turnovers for easy points, UB should be able to grind its way to a low-scoring win.

UMass will have its chances, but it won’t be able to keep the chains moving. The O will be on the field for most of the game, but it won’t do anything with the time logged in.

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Buffalo vs UMass Prediction, Line

Buffalo 34, UMass 14
Line: Buffalo -17, o/u: 47
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Buffalo vs UMass Must See Rating (out of 5): 2
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Buffalo vs Miami University Prediction, Game Preview

Buffalo vs Miami University game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 5 game on Saturday, October 1

Buffalo vs Miami University prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 5, Saturday, October 1


Buffalo vs Miami University How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 1
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: UB Stadium, Amherst, NY
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: Buffalo (1-3), Miami University (2-2)
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Buffalo vs Miami University Game Preview

Why Miami University Will Win

Just when it seemed like Miami University was going to sputter and struggle with a rough passing game, not enough from the pass defense, and a road game at Northwestern ahead …

17-14. the RedHawks came up with a whale of a performance against the run, was +2 in turnover margin, and it all should work against the Bulls.

Buffalo doesn’t force takeaways – outside of the four in the loss to Coastal Carolina – and the ground game that hit Northwestern for over 200 yards should take over.

But …

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Why Buffalo Will Win

The Bulls are balanced enough offensively to give Miami some problems.

They desperately needed a win, and they got it at Eastern Michigan with close to 300 passing yards and just over 200 on the ground in the 50-31 win.

The key part to their style so far, though, is the turnover battle.

UB gave away four turnovers in the loss to Coastal Carolina, and that’s been it. It didn’t lose the ball in any of the other there games, penalties aren’t an issue, and if the offense can get going, Miami University might not be able to keep up.

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What’s Going To Happen

Can Miami keep the score low and control the game?

It’s not doing much in the backfield from the defensive front, and it’s having a hard time getting the passing game going. It’ll do just enough – RedHawks will be efficient to go along with the running game.

Buffalo doesn’t generate a pass rush, either, and it’s going to have a tough time getting the D off the field.

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Buffalo vs Miami University Prediction, Line

Miami University 30, Buffalo 26
Line: Buffalo -1.5, o/u: 50.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1
Buffalo vs Miami University Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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Buffalo vs Eastern Michigan Prediction, Game Preview

Buffalo vs Eastern Michigan game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 4 game on Saturday, September 24

Buffalo vs Eastern Michigan prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 4, Saturday, September 24


Buffalo vs Eastern Michigan How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 24
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Rynearson Stadium, Ypsilanti, MI
How To Watch: CBS Sports Network
Record: Buffalo (0-3), Eastern Michigan (2-1)
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Buffalo vs Eastern Michigan Game Preview

Why Buffalo Will Win

The Bulls can’t get the season going, but the offense is getting enough of a passing game to potentially be a problem.

Turnovers did them in against Coastal Carolina, but the four given away were the first mistakes all year. Eastern Michigan’s defense might be coming off a big win over Arizona State, but it’s nothing special against midrange passing games and it’s not doing a ton to take the ball away.

Worst of all, the Eagles are miserable at stopping teams on third down. Buffalo doesn’t set itself up well, but as long as Cole Snyder can hit more than 60% of his passes, the team will be in this.

But …

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Why Eastern Michigan Will Win

There’s no push coming from the UB offensive front.

The ground game struggling, there are too many plays allowed in the backfield, and for all the positives and all the potential, too many drives stall.

Eastern Michigan has hardly been perfect, but as long as it can limit the giveaways – like the five in the loss to Louisiana – and as long as the passing attack can hit a few of the deep passes, everything should work because that opens everything up for …

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What’s Going To Happen

Samson Evans. The tough junior from just outside of Chicago didn’t get a whole lot of work in the first two games – but he scored twice against Eastern Kentucky – and then he ran 36 times for 258 yards and a score in the stunning 30-21 win over ASU.

The Eastern Michigan offense will be balanced and effective, but can it make sure it keeps the giveaways to a bare minimum? Do that, and the positives from Tempe continue.

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Buffalo vs Eastern Michigan Prediction, Line

Eastern Michigan 34, Buffalo 26
Line: Eastern Michigan -6, o/u: 59
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Buffalo vs Eastern Michigan Must See Rating (out of 5): 3

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Buffalo vs Coastal Carolina Prediction, Game Preview

Buffalo vs Coastal Carolina game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 3 game on Saturday, September 17

Buffalo vs Coastal Carolina prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 3, Saturday, September 17


Buffalo vs Coastal Carolina How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 17
Game Time: 1:00 ET
Venue: Brooks Stadium, Conway, SC
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: Buffalo (0-2), Coastal Carolina (2-0)
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Buffalo vs Coastal Carolina Game Preview

Why Buffalo Will Win

The Bulls might be struggling to start the season – there are forces against you when when you lose at home to Holy Cross on a Hail Mary – but the passing game worked last week, the team has yet to turn the ball over, and it’s got the makeup to do a whole lot more with the running game.

Coastal Carolina is getting lit up through the air – Army was able to go off on the Chanticleer secondary … ARMY – and it took five takeaways to save the team in a shootout against Gardner-Webb.

Just don’t make a slew of big mistakes, grind the running game, and see what happens.

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Why Coastal Carolina Will Win

Coastal Carolina is controlling the clock.

It was able to beat Army at its own game by owning the pace, and Grayson McCall and the passing game were great last week keeping up with Gardner-Webb.

The special teams have been great, the offense is efficient, and overall, the team should be able to dominate the tempo and keep the UB O off the field.

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What’s Going To Happen

The Gardner-Webb game was a tad disturbing, but Coastal Carolina will be more balanced this week, the ground game will start working again, and Buffalo will sputter a bit too often to keep it close.

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Buffalo vs Coastal Carolina Prediction, Line

Coastal Carolina 38, Buffalo 17
Line: Coastal Carolina -14, o/u: 59.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3.5
Buffalo vs Coastal Carolina Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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Buffalo vs Holy Cross Prediction, Game Preview

Buffalo vs Holy Cross game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 2 game on Saturday, September 10

Buffalo vs Holy Cross prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 2, Saturday, September 10


Buffalo vs Holy Cross How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 10
Game Time: 6:00 ET
Venue: UB Stadium, Buffalo, NY
How To Watch: ESPN+
Record: Buffalo (0-1), Holy Cross (1-0)
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Buffalo vs Holy Cross Game Preview

Why Holy Cross Will Win

The Crusaders had to battle, but they came up with a nice 31-17 win over Merrimack to start the season.

The offense was almost perfectly balanced, controlling the clock wasn’t a problem, and the No. 1 defense in the FCS last year held the Warriors to just 280 yards with two takeaways.

Buffalo has to prove it can consistently move the ball. It struggled to get anything down the field in the 31-10 loss to Maryland, and running on Holy Cross isn’t going to be easy.

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Why Buffalo Will Win

The Bulls have enough good offensive parts to pound away a bit.

Cole Snyder is a decent enough passer to keep the chains moving, the defensive front should get into the backfield better than it did against the Terps, and Holy Cross will be more efficient than explosive.

Buffalo has to beat the Crusaders at their game by grinding out drives. The running game is about to be fair stronger after being held in check for 108 yards.

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What’s Going To Happen

Look out.

Holy Cross has the exact right makeup and style to pull off the upset. Buffalo will grind its way to a win, but it’s going to need to catch a few breaks, the offense has to find something down the field, and getting behind will be a death blow.

It will take a few fourth quarter field goals to pull away, and then a late touchdown will make things easier.

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Buffalo vs Holy Cross Prediction, Line

Buffalo 34, Holy Cross 24
Line: Buffalo -12, o/u: 51
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2.5
Buffalo vs Holy Cross Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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Maryland vs Buffalo Prediction, Game Preview

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Maryland vs Buffalo How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 3
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Maryland Stadium, College Park, MD
How To Watch: Big Ten Network
Record: Maryland (0-0), Buffalo (0-0)
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Maryland vs Buffalo Game Preview

Why Buffalo Will Win

The UB defense has the upside to be much stronger right away, especially on the line.

The Bulls have depth, experience, and the interior pass rushing should be there at times against the Terp ground game. James Patterson is one of the best linebackers Maryland will deal with all season, the secondary got help from the transfer portal, and overall there’s just enough in place to keep the high-powered Terp O from going off.

On the other side, the Bull running game will good enough to control the clock at times, but …

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Why Maryland Will Win

The Maryland offense should strike quickly and with a whole lot of big plays.

It starts with the best offensive line the program has had in years with all five starters back to pave the way for a few tough, quick backs.

Buffalo has to prove its run defense can hold up, but it’ll be the Maryland passing game that will set the tempo. Buffalo might be steady offensively, but it’s not going to bring the downfield passing pop to keep up if the Terps get out to a hot start.

The line will give Taulia Tagovailoa time to work, the NFL-caliber receivers should be able to shine right away, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

The Maryland defense will come up with a good day.

The offense will take center stage, and the defensive front will get shoved around a little too much at times, but overall the D will do a decent job of getting off the field when Buffalo has to come up with big third down throws.

It’ll be a great start for the Terps, Buffalo will push back with a few scores, but there won’t be a whole lot of sweating.

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Maryland vs Buffalo Prediction, Line

Maryland 41, Buffalo 17
Line: Maryland -23.5, o/u: 63
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2

Maryland vs Buffalo Must See Rating: 2

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Buffalo Bulls Preview 2022: Season Prediction, Breakdown, Key Games, Players

Buffalo Bulls Preview 2022: Previewing, predicting, and looking ahead to the Buffalo season with what you need to know

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Buffalo Bulls Preview 2022

It wasn’t how things were supposed to go.

Buffalo was coming off a 6-1 2020 season with an appearance in the MAC Championship and a bowl win over Marshall. It was the third straight winning season and the fourth straight with at least six wins.

But just as the program was getting comfortable as one of the conference’s superpowers, head coach Lance Leipold left for Kansas, Maurice Linguist took over, and the team came up with a rough 4-8 season with four straight losses to close.

The offense still worked, the ground game was good, and the defense had a few positives even though it was a rough year without any consistency.

Linguist has a ton of work to do to build up the talent level – seven offensive starters are done – but there’s a good base on defense to work around and there are enough winnable games to expect a bounceback year.

Or, at least hope for an improvement.

Buffalo Bulls Preview 2022: Offense

The offense couldn’t impose its rushing will like it did in past seasons, but it wasn’t all that bad. The O averaged well over 400 yards per game with the ground game accounting for almost half of that.

The passing attack was hit-or-miss over the years when the team was winning – everything revolved around the ground game – but it needs to be more efficient. There has to be more happening down the field and the turnovers have to stop, but for all of the problems, UB led the MAC in third down conversions.

It all starts with the tackles. The interior of the offensive line should be fine, but the group that was among the best in the MAC in pass protection and keeping down the tackles for loss needs the transfer portal and some key backups to make a difference.

The ground game lost leading rusher Dylan McDuffie to Georgia Tech, and Kevin Marks was never able to break through with the big season expected. The attack will work around Ron Cook, a speedy kick returner who ran for 377 yards, but it needs more options and bulk.

Quarterback Kyle Vantrease is done, but the passing game isn’t starting from scratch. Senior Matt Myers adds more of a rushing element to the mix and he has the starting experience, but the offense needs more big things happening down the field. Myers just has to keep things moving.

The receiving corps gets back leading receiver Quian Williams, a former Eastern Michigan Eagle who made 63 grabs last year, and Jamari Gassett isn’t a bad No. 2 speed option.

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The defense should be stronger. It didn’t come up with enough takeaways, it didn’t hold up in strange spots – it got ripped up by Bowling Green? – and running games did too much shoving around.

A nice base of six starters are back with a nice blend of MAC star power and options in the right spots, starting with …

The defensive front might be the team’s biggest strength. The line is one of the few areas on the team with plenty of depth and a good rotation. Yes, the run defense has to be better, but Daymond Williams is a good nose tackle to work everything around. He’s almost 300 pounds and should once again be among the MAC’s best interior pass rushers.

James Patterson might be the best player in the MAC. The veteran linebacker will take over everything in the 4-2-5 alignment, but the options and rotation has to fill in next to him. Shaun Dolac made plays in his first year, but the defense needs more parts to fight against the run.

The secondary got help from the transfer portal to boost up an already good situation. It’s going to take fall camp to get all five parts in place, and not having big-hitting safety Cory Gross hurts, but Marcus Fuqua should be one of the team’s leading tacklers. The safeties are fine, but the corners have to emerge.

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