Anyone outside of the Buffalo fan base who saw this coming raise your hand… and then put them down because y’all are probably lying.
Expected to be improved coming off a 6-6 season, Buffalo has exceeded most expectations in jumping out to a 5-1 start to the season. The latest victim of the MAC school is Central Michigan, the Bulls coming away from Mount Pleasant with a 34-24 road win.
The Bulls ran their way to the win, literally, as they totaled 307 yards rushing on 48 carries (6.4 ypc). They also featured a pair of 100-yard rushers as both Kevin Marks (game-high 167) and Jaret Patterson (121) topped the century mark.
The 5-1 start to the season is the best-ever in school history. The Bulls were 4-1-1 to start the 1963 season, while they were 4-2 after six games in both 1962 and 2013.
The success could come at a price, however, as, if it continues, fourth-year head coach Lance Leipold could very well be a hot commodity when the coaching carousel starts spinning in earnest in the next month or so.