The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers play their first road game of the season at the Buffalo Bulls in the Mid-American Conference on Saturday. This is CCU’s only non-conference road game in 2021 and the Chants are 0-3 all-time against opponents MAC.
Opponent: Buffalo Bulls
This is a landmark clash of the top 25 schools in the 2020 Group of Five, with Buffalo ranked 25th in the latest AP poll after finishing 6-1. But the Bulls have seen a lot of turnover since last season. Former coach Lance Leipold has taken much of the 2020 coaching staff and six returning players with him to Kansas.
The All-Americans in running back Jaret Patterson and offensive lineman Kayode Awosika have left for NFL contracts, and the six players who have transferred to Kansas are wide receiver Trevor Wilson, offensive linemen Mike Novitsky and Michael Ford, defensive linemen Eddie Wilson and Ronald McGee, and linebacker Rich Meunier. Leipold took on their offensive and defensive coordinators, so new coach Maurice Linguist, a Buffalo assistant in 2012-13, had to replenish the staff.
Linguist was hired by Michigan as a defensive co-coordinator and defensive-backs coach in January, but left the Wolverines to become Buffalo’s head coach in May. He spent the 2020 season with the Dallas Cowboys as a cornerback coach.
Buffalo has been bowl eligible each of the past four seasons and won the MAC East Division titles in 2018 and 2020. The Bulls have won 24 games in the past three seasons, including the 2019 Bahamas Bowl and the 2020 Camellia Bowl.
Buffalo beat Wagner, 69-7, in their opener and lost 28-3 to Nebraska last week. The Bulls allowed 296 passing yards and 516 attacking yards against the Cornhuskers. The final score could have been worse if Nebraska hadn’t missed three field goal attempts and had three touchdowns canceled by penalties. Running back Kevin Marks rushed for 85 rushing yards on 21 carries against Nebraska.
âThey’re the best team we’ve seen so far from a physical standpoint, and they know how to win. They’ve won a lot of games up there over the past two years, âsaid CCU coach Jamey Chadwell. You can see they’re still tough-minded, you can see they’re physical. They play with a lot of confidence and boastfulness.
“The physique they’re playing with, can we match that?” Can we also be a physical football team, because I think that’s what the game is going to come down to. ”
Coastal Carolina Team Notes
The CCU offense started early this season behind quarterback Grayson McCall, who leads the country in both percentage completion and quarterback effectiveness. He completed 33 of 40 passes for 507 yards and three touchdowns, and nine of his passes totaled at least 20 yards.
CCU is also 0-3 against opponents MAC, including a 30-23 loss to eastern Michigan most recently in 2019.
Buffalo quarterback Kyle Vantrease has only been sacked twice in his last 16 games, and he faces a CCU defense that had six sacks against Kansas last week, including a record breaking school in a 3.5 game by first-year defensive end Josaiah Stewart.
âYou’ve got a chance in my mind to be almost isolated,â Chadwell said of the Singles Road opener. “… Actually, I think sometimes it’s an advantage to go on the road, especially with all the noise surrounding our team being constantly at home. I think it actually happens to be a good one. moment for us to be on the road, to move away a little.
CCU should have all of its starters available. Safety Alex Spillum and linebacker Enock Makonzo suffered injuries against Kansas but are expected to play, according to Chadwell.
Last meeting: Chanticleers vs Bulls
The teams meet for the first time.
Coastal vs Kansas betting line
Coastal Carolina is favored 14 points. The over / under is fixed at 57 1/2 points.
Coastal Carolina 42, Buffalo 20: Coastal’s offense is averaging over 50 points in his first two games and should once again light up the scoreboard against the Bulls.
Coastal Carolina in Buffalo: Watch, Listen
- Who: No. 16/18 Coastal Carolina (2-0) at Buffalo (1-1)
- When: noon on saturday
- Or: UB Stadium, Buffalo, NY
- Opportunity: CCU’s only non-conference road game
- TV: ESPN2
- Television talents: Jon Schriffen (game by game) and Rene Ingoglia (analyst)
- Radio: WRNN 99.5 FM
- Tickets: Are available by calling 843-347-8499 (TIXX), or email [email protected]
- Time: Temperatures during the match are expected to be between 72 and 75 degrees with winds of 8-10 mph, partly cloudy skies and a 15% chance of rain.
- Live Statistics: Via http://ubuffalo.sidearmsports.com/sidearmstats/football/summary
What is a Chanticleer?
Coastal Carolina has one of the most unique nicknames and mascots in all of sports. The Chanticleer is featured in Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales and is a rooster who rules the barnyard with cunning and wit. He fights to the end using his brain to come out victorious.
The Rooster is a play by Gamecock from the University of South Carolina, as the CCU was part of the USC system until its independence in 1993. It is pronounced “SHON-ti-cleer” and the school does don’t like pronunciation errors.
What’s up with the CCU Teal Surf Turf?
Don’t try to adjust your TV settings, it’s just that color.
After playing on natural turf at Brooks Stadium for the first 12 years of the program, Coastal Carolina installed an artificial teal colored âSurf Turfâ ahead of the 2015 season, reflecting one of the school’s primary colors. and its proximity to the beach.
Where is Coastal Carolina located?
CCU is in Conway, South Carolina, a neighboring town to the more well-known Myrtle Beach. The college is east of central Conway and only about 12 miles from the beach along the Atlantic Ocean.
Conway is a more scenic town with a riverside along the Waccamaw River compared to the vibrant and bustling tourist businesses of Myrtle Beach with nightlife, boutiques, restaurants, beach clothing stores, and golf courses. miniature.