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Bulls go from power five to Top 25 opponent in back-to-back weeks

Buffalo hosts 16th ranked Coastal Carolina on Saturday.
Credit: AP
Buffalo head coach Maurice Linguist argues with a referee following a play against Nebraska during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty was called on the Buffalo bench following the exchange. (AP Photo/Rebecca S. Gratz)

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo football team is coming off of a 28-3 loss to Nebraska on Saturday, dropping to 1-1 on the season.

Now, they'll move onto another tough opponent, hosting an AP Top 25 team - 16th ranked Coastal Carolina this Saturday. 

2 On Your Side's Julianne Pelusi asked Bulls Head Coach Maurice Linguist on Tuesday how his team is staying confident throughout the week moving from one heavy hitter to another - a Power Five to a Top 25 team.

"We look at them all as heavy hitters. If you don't think they're heavy hitters, just lose to one of them, and you'll see they're all heavy hitters," Linguist said.

"So to us, it's looking ourselves in the mirror and our standard of play and how we play the game. We apply a game plan to a specific opponent."

Linguist said he's happy the Bulls are getting the recognition to put both the team and the university on the map on a national broadcast this weekend.

"Anytime we can showcase our football team on a national stage and a national level and play at a high level, we think that's great exposure for our university, for our athletic department, and for our players."