No. 11 Coastal Carolina survives 42-38 scare against Troy
Coastal Carolina tight end Isaiah Likely (4) celebrates a touchdown with Coastal Carolina running back CJ Marable (1) against Troy during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Troy, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)TROY, Ala. – Jaivon Heiligh caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from Grayson McCall with 45 seconds left and No. 11 Coastal Carolina preserved its first perfect regular season with a 42-38 win over Troy on Saturday. Kaylon Geiger had 103 receiving yards for Troy and Reggie Todd had 101, including a 41-yard touchdown. Free led Troy down the field to stay alive, setting up Jamontez Woods’ 3-yard touchdown run with 2:48 left. He ran for a touchdown and added the two-point conversion with 30 seconds left last season to give Coastal a 36-35 victory.
No. 14 Coastal Carolina holds off No. 8 BYU 22-17
The Cougars defense, which had allowed less than 90 yards rushing a game coming in, was pounded by Coastal Carolina for 281 yards. But Coastal Carolina linebackers Gunter and Teddy Gallagher kept blocking and hitting Wilson after the interception. Coastal Carolina: The Chanticleers pulled off the latest milestone in a season full of them. POLL IMPLICATIONSCount on Coastal Carolina moving up if there's any room in the rankings. Coastal Carolina travels to Troy next Saturday to make up a game postponed in November.
McCall, Heiligh lead No. 20 Chants to rout of Georgia State
20 Coastal Carolina cruised to a 51-0 victory over Georgia State on Saturday. It added another pick against and fumble recovery against Georgia State. Georgia State: The Panthers never found any rhythm after Noel Ruiz missed a field goal on the opening possession. He finished with 11 carries for 56 yards, and Georgia State averaged just 2.8 yards on 24 carries. Georgia State: Host Louisiana-Monroe next Saturday.
Coastal Carolina knocks off No. 21 La.-Lafayette 30-27
– Massimo Biscardi made a 40-yard field goal with 4 seconds left to give Coastal Carolina a 30-27 victory over No. “We’ve never been in this position before,” second-year Coastal Carolina coach Jamey Chadwell said. Coastal Carolina took a 13-7 lead with 1:03 left in the half when McCall capped an 84-yard march with a 13-yard scoring pass to Marable. The Cajuns drove 77 yards in 54 seconds, with Lewis scoring on a quarterback draw with 5 seconds left. The second half started like the first, with both teams scoring on their first possession.