Previewing Buffalo: Cold, wet and windy forecast
The RedHawks, which defeated rival and previously undefeated Ohio University last week, travel to play the University of Buffalo this Saturday.
Kickoff is noon.
Buffalo is currently under a flood watch until midnight Tuesday night thanks to Hurricane Sandy. The city is projected to get heavy rains throughout the week, but Saturday's game will go on as scheduled, barring any unexpected setbacks.
Saturday's forecast calls for a high of 42 degrees with a 30 percent chance of rain. There will also be winds of 10 to 15 MPH.
The Bulls (1-7, 0-4 MAC) are coming off a close 25-20 loss to Toledo last week.
Head coach Jeff Quinn prefers not to think about the team's disappointing season, but rather what his team is capable of moving forward.
"We know we have a very good football team and the kids are extremely competitive and doing things that we ask them to do," the coach said during Monday's MAC teleconference. "There are some little things that we need to get better at."
One of those things is to put four good quarters of football together, Quinn said.
Last week in its loss to Toledo, the Bulls led 14-7 at halftime before surrendering 18 third-quarter points. They held the Rockets scoreless in the fourth quarter but fell just short, failing to put points on the board on their last three drives.
Buffalo's leader on offense is QB Alex Zordich, who is a dual-threat player. The junior has passed for 1,254 yards, completing 51 percent of his throws, with 9 TDs and 7 INTs. He's also ran the ball 100 times for 501 yards.
Branden Oliver is the team's leading rusher. The junior running back ran for 101 yards on 24 carries against Toledo and has 527 yards on 95 attempts with three touchdowns on the season.
Junior wide receiver Alex Neutz leads the Bulls with 38 grabs for 647 yards.
Buffalo's offensive coordinator, Alex Wood, served as Miami's receivers coach in 2010 when the RedHawks went 10-4 and won the MAC Championship.