Colgate looks to avoid third straight loss

Colgate football knew it faced an uphill climb last Saturday against FBS foe Buffalo.

The Bulls though showed no mercy, jumping out to a 30-3 halftime lead, before going on to get the 33-10 win.

"We knew the game was going to be a challenge," head coach Dan Hunt said.  "We were down a lot of starters, but there's still an expectation for how you want to play and in the first half we didn't really do that."

The second half was a different story, with Colgate outscoring Buffalo and the defense giving up just three points.

"(Our second half performance) proves that we can compete with anybody," cornerback Abu Daramy-Swaray said.  "It says something about our defense and the type of football we know how to play."

Up next for Colgate is a matchup against Furman, who the Raiders aren't taking lightly despite their 0-3 record.

"They're a good team from a good conference," offensive lineman Andy Simms said.  "They've been to the playoffs and they're a well respected program.  We have to come out and show who we are on a national stage again."

A loss to Furman would be Colgate's third straight since beating Cal Poly to open the season, but the team isn't ready to panic.

"I don't like the term must-win," Hunt said.  "Number one, I think every game is a must-win and number two, if you tell you're team any game is must-win, what do you do if you don't win?  Is the season over?  Being 2-2 is a lot better than being 1-3 especially with the schedule that we've played.  I think we'd be extremely happy coming out of our first four games 2-2."

Colgate has never beaten Furman in their history.  They're 0-2 against them all-time with the last meeting coming in 2010.


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