The theme -- I've said Buffalo is one of the most consistent teams in the whacky MAC, mainly because the Bulls haven't lost to any teams they should have beaten. Credit a consistent offense. The Bulls protect the ball and win the field position game.
Key players -- Drew Willy has been one of the most surprising quarterbacks in the conference. He doesn't throw many touchdowns or interceptions, mainly because he's an accurate passer and Turner Gill keeps the ball on the ground in the redzone. That's where James Starks comes in. He's my favorite for All-MAC at this point in the season, considering what he's meant to the division-leading Bulls. Willy has two favorite targets in converted quarterback Naaman Roosevelt and Ernest Jackson. The offensive line has done a decent job in pass protection, too.
How Akron can stop them -- As I wrote in my column today, Akron has to make Buffalo win through the air. Stack the box, stuff the run, win.