Buffalo vs. Minnesota
Since 2011, Buffalo is 0-9 against FBS major conferences (Pitt -twice, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio State, Baylor-twice, Penn State and Boston College) and has lost those games by a total score of 376-126 or 27.7 points per game.
Buffalo won two games in 2016 against FBS opponents (Army and Akron) with a combined overall record of 13-12 or .520%. The Bulls won those games by a total score of 64-40 or 12.0 points per game.
Buffalo lost 10 games in 2016 against 9 FBS opponents (Nevada, Boston College, Kent State, Ball State, Northern Illinois, Ohio, Miami (OH), Western Michigan and Bowling Green) with a combined overall record of 55-59 or .482%. The Bulls lost those games by a total score of 326-118 or 23.1 points per game. The Bulls also lost to Albany (FCS) by a score of 22-16.
Minnesota won 9 games in 2016 against 8 FBS opponents (Oregon State, Colorado State, Maryland, Rutgers, Illinois, Purdue, Northwestern and Washington State) with a combined overall record of 40-60 or .400%. The Golden Gophers won those games by a total score of 256-161 or 11.8 points per game. Minnesota also defeated Indiana State (FCS) by a score of 58-28.
Minnesota lost 4 games in 2016 against 4 FBS opponents (Penn State, Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin) with a combined overall record of 39-15 or .722%. The Golden Gophers won those games by a total score of 98-67 or 7.7 points per game.
Since 2009, Minnesota is 6-2 week one of the college football season and has won those games by a total score of 200-130 or 11.6 points per game (includes FCS opponents).
Since 2011, Minnesota is 5-0 against the MAC and has won those games by a total score of 115-91 or 4.8 points per game.
Minnesota has new head coach entering the 2017 season in former Western Michigan head coach-P.J Fleck. Fleck was 13-1 as the head coach of the Broncos in 2016. He led Western Michigan to a 13-0 regular season record and Cotton Bowl appearance against Wisconsin in which the team lost 24-16.
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