After getting drubbed in Nebraska the Bulls found themselves two touchdown underdogs against the nationally ranked Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. Instead of rolling over Buffalo pushed the #16 team in the nation right to the edge, but ended up on the wrong side of a 28-25 nail biter.
Coming out of the gate Buffalo looked intimidate and coastal was firing on all cylinders. The Bulls took a three and out while the Chanticleers raced 55 yards down the field in 2:51 seconds to take a seven to nothing lead.
After that The Bulls came to life, scoring on their next two possessions to take a 14-7 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Grayson McCall led Coastal down the field to score on the first possession of the quarter and after that the teams traded field goal (attempts) and punts until half time.
Coastal took the second half kickoff and quickly drove down the field, scoring after a Shermari Jones 50 yard run. Buffalo was able to answer with a field goal but later in the game found themselves down 11 and with Coastal knocking on the door for more.
Logic Hudgens made a great interception in the end zone, setting Buffalo up from the eight yard line and the Bulls answered. A 92 yard drive capped by a Kevin Marks touchdown and Kyle Vantrease to Quian Williams conversion put the Bulls within three.
Carolina, however, was able to run the clock on the ensuing drive to seal the game.
The Bulls are now through the most difficult part of their schedule. Playing Nebraska, a team who looks far better than most people thought, and then the #16 team in the country was a tough two game stretch.
UB travels to Virginia next week to take on Old Dominion.
editors note: I mistakenly typed “field goals” when I meant “field goal attempts”. If this slight mistake on my part caused you any significant trauma I am deeply sorry. I’m sure there are many resources you can use to recover from the scars that must have caused and if you need any help finding them please let me know. I’ll do my best to help.