Coastal Carolina Downs Texas State 35-21 on Seniors Day

Keiona Houser, CCU digital team


Texas St.

3-8, 2-5


Coastal Carolina

9-2, 5-2

Score by quarters
Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F
Texas St.
0 14 seven 0 21
Coastal Carolina
seven seven 14 seven 35

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CONWAY, South Carolina –The Coastal Carolina offense held the ball for over 35 minutes of play and had five touchdown passes from the second-year redshirt quarterback. Grayson mccall en route to a 35-21 home win over Texas State in the final home game of the regular season inside Brooks Stadium on Saturday.

The victory brings Coastal’s record to 9-2 overall and 5-2 in the Sun Belt game, marking the second straight season the Chants have won nine or more games in total. The loss dropped Texas State to 3-8 overall and 2-6 in the league.

McCall, who had missed each of the last two games with an upper-body injury, came back big, as he was 22 for 28 for 319 yards and five touchdowns, tying the school record for the most part. touchdown passes in a game in CCU history.

The second-year starter threw touchdown passes to four different receivers that were led by the senior Jaivon Heiligh and his sixth 100-yard receiving game of the season. Heiligh led the Chants with 10 catches for 101 yards and one touchdown, while the senior tight end Isaiah probable had five catches for 62 yards and one score. Super senior Kameron Brown finished with four catches for 90 yards and two touchdowns and second year Tyson mobley added a catch for 39 yards in the win.

On the ground, the Chants ran 179 yards led by the seniors Shermari Jones and his 23 runs for 92 yards. McCall finished with 53 rushing yards, while the senior quarterback Bryce charpentier added 23 rushing yards in the win.

While the Coastal offense racked up 498 total yards, the defense limited the Bobcats to just 301 total yards with 188 rushing and 113 in the air.

Running back Calvin Hill ran 12 times for 100 yards and a score, while his other backer Jahmyl Jeter scored a run on 11 carries and 42 yards.

Texas State quarterback Tyler Vitt was 14 for 27 for 113 yards and one touchdown, as he connected with eight different Bobcat receivers that day.

Coastal defense was led by the two super-senior co-captains in Silas kelly and Gallagher Teddy Bear, who finished with 11 and seven tackles apiece, while his senior colleagues Alex spillum and CJ Brewer added five tackles apiece with Brewer registering 1.5 sacks in the win.

The Texas state defense was led by Zion Childress with nine saves, a record for the team, while Markeveon Coleman and Tory Spears finished with seven tackles apiece.

After both teams made their first offensive possessions, the coastal offense found its rhythm in the next practice, as McCall led the “Teal Team 6” offense on a 12-play, 83-yard practice that saw five. first tries and four doubles. pass to numbers plays. The scoring campaign was highlighted by a 19-yard touchdown pass from McCall to Brown to put the home side the lead at 7-0 with 12:41 left in the first quarter.

In CCU’s next offensive streak, the Chants looked to double their lead, scoring 69 yards in 15 games, but needed 70 yards, as Jones was stopped at the one-yard line in the fourth and goal for return the ball on the downs.

However, the defense flexed its muscles over the next two Texas State possessions, as the “Black Swarm” forced three straight outs and allowed just a total of seven yards on both Bobcat drives. , the latter forcing the third punt of the game.

Heiligh returned the 39-yard 12-yard punt to the Texas State 28-yard line to set up the 28-yard offense in just five games, Heiligh himself scoring on a five touchdown pass. McCall’s yards to put the home team in the lead 14-0 with 8:05 left in the second quarter.

After the CCU score, the Bobcats went on the scoreboard as Vitt led the visitors on a 10-game, 75-yard run that took 4:41 on the game clock.

The Bobcats opened the race with three straight carries before a 13-yard pass to Ashtyn Hawkins put the visitors through the midfield and onto the Coastal 44-yard line. Three rushes and a 28-yard pass and catch with Vitt and Hawkins put the Bobcats inside the five-yard line.

Two points later from Jeter, the Bobcats found the end zone on a one-meter dive to halve Coastal’s lead to 14-7 with 1:46 left before the half-time break.

CCU looked to increase their lead before the break, however, Massimo Biscardi missed a 49-yard field goal attempt, his first miss of the season, to give the ball back to the Bobcats with 23 seconds left in the first half.

The Bobcats seemed content to run out of time when Hill went wild on a third and 5 and passed coastal defense on the field to dive into the end zone with no time to tie the game at 14 – 14 following the PAT at half-time.

After the Chants defense forced a three-and-out to start the second half, the offense went up in the air with a quick strike, as McCall found a Brown in midfield for a pass. of 52 yards to give. the home side were leading 21-14 with 12:21 left in the third quarter.

The scoring back and forth continued, as the Bobcats took advantage of a personal foul call on the Chants on a third and four play to cross the 50-yard line. Two games later, Marcell Barbee caught a pass from the defenseman to enter the end zone on the 38-yard pass to tie the game at 21-21 with 9:48 left in the quarter.

The scoring continued with the Compassionate Chants, as McCall again led the field offense, this time with 75 yards on 10 games in just over five minutes to regain the lead on a touchdown pass. from 21 yards to a probable leap into the corner of the end zone.

After the score that gave the home side the advantage 28-21, the coastal defense stepped up with another save to force another Texas State punt and take over on their own 20-line. yards.

After both teams traded punters to start the fourth quarter, Coastal used another big play strike to find the end zone, as McCall connected over the defense for a score. 39 yards with Mobley to push the Chants lead to 35-21 with 8:23 left in the game.

CCU managed to force a seventh Texas State punt on his ensuing possession before the Chants tried to run out of time before having to send him back to the Bobcats with just under three minutes left in the game. regulation.

The coast defense made another big save in the Bobcats’ final practice, smashing a pair of passes to the end zone on the third and fourth downs to secure the 35-21 home win with one knee down.

The Chanticleers (9-2, 5-2 SBC) will end the 2021 regular season on the road in South Alabama (5-5, 2-5 SBC) on Friday, November 26 at 3:30 p.m. ET in Mobile, Ala. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN +.


  • The victory gave Les Chants nine wins for a second consecutive season.
  • With the win, CCU ended the season with six home wins for the second year in a row.
  • The victory was the Chants’ third in a row over the Bobcats.
  • Grayson mccall pitched for a career-high five touchdowns, which also tied the CCU’s one-game record (A. Ross – 2015; A. Hillary 2012; Z. MacDowell – 2010).
  • With his 319 passing yards, Grayson mccall has thrown for over 250 yards five times this season and 10 times in his career.
  • Jaivon Heiligh recorded his sixth 100-yard receiving game, the most ever recorded by a Chant in a single season.
  • With the 52-yard touchdown from Grayson mccall at Kameron Brown in the second quarter was the 10th touchdown over 50 yards for the Chants in the last six games.

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