Ohio welcomes Buffalo to Peden Stadium on Saturday for a game with MAC title implications. The Bobcats are on a two-game winning streak, but the Bulls are the toughest team Ohio’s faced this season. 

Here’s what you need to know heading into Ohio’s showdown with the Bulls, 

Game Information 

Opponent: Buffalo (4-0, 4-0 Mid-American Conference) 

Time: 3:30 p.m. 

Place: Peden Stadium (Athens, Ohio) 

How to watch: CBS Sports Network 

How to listen: https://tunein.com/radio/Ohio-Football-s230324/

Meet the opponent 

Head Coach: Lance Leipold (sixth season) 

Key players

RB #26 / #41 Jaret Patterson 

107 carries, 920 yards, 16 touchdowns 

QB #7 Kyle Vantrease 

47/78, five touchdowns, 753 yards 

WR #1 Antonio Nunn 

19 receptions, 348 yards, two touchdowns

LB #20 James Patterson 

37 tackles, 22 solo 

Series History

Ohio leads the all-time series against Buffalo 16-10 and has won two straight against the Bulls. Frank Solich is 9-6 all-time against Buffalo and 3-2 against Leipold. The last time Ohio faced Buffalo at Peden Stadium, the Bobcats destroyed the Bulls 52-17. 

Why does this game matter?

Buffalo will be Ohio’s toughest matchup this season, and it’s the most important. The Bulls average a conference-high 50.8 points per game and are led by one of the best running backs in the nation. Ohio must beat Buffalo in order to keep its hopes of a MAC Championship berth alive. If the Bobcats lose, the Bulls will win the MAC East, and Ohio will watch the championship game from home.