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2023 Week 5 Game Preview: Buffalo Bulls @ Akron Zips

What’s at stake when Buffalo visits Akron during Saturday’s noon slate? Well for one, it’s series bragging rights. The Bulls have rattled off five consecutive wins over the Zips, knotting the all-time series at 11 apiece. Whichever program emerges Saturday claims the historical superiority, and also, superiority in the early MAC standings.

This game marks both the MAC opener for Buffalo (0-4, 0-0 MAC) and Akron (1-3, 0-0 MAC). Both teams struggled in non-conference play, but Akron captured a victory over an FCS opponent — something Buffalo was unable to accomplish for the second-straight year. The Bulls are one of five winless FBS teams remaining, searching for new life as conference season commences Saturday.