No Illinois over BUFFALO by 10
The Bulls set an FBS record for most points scored in a loss in last week’s 71-68 seven overtime marathon against Western Michigan. Unfortunately, that has about as much prestige as getting to second base with Kate Upton before she reached puberty. Buffalo QB Drew Anderson did set a pair of memorable school records, tossing for 597 yards and seven touchdowns while rushing for another, but the going won’t be as easy against a NIU team that is tops in the land in tackles for a loss, and one that is 9-0 SU in this series (average score 44-15) since the Bulls joined the MAC in 1999. The Huskies also know how to win on the road, logging a 33-10 SU and 31-10-2 ATS mark away since 2010. Yes, the money-making heifers are 5-0 ATS in FBS play this season but the after-effects of losing in overtime – let alone seven of them – is never good for home teams as evidenced by a 94-127-6 ATS alltime mark. That leaves us only one way to look today in upstate New York. Note: this week’s on page 3 confirms our notion.