Coastal Carolina keeps undefeated dream season intact with close win over Appalachian State

Coastal Carolina keeps undefeated dream season intact with close win over Appalachian State

Coastal Carolina survived its toughest challenge yet this season, defeating Appalachian State 34-23 with two late touchdowns to remain undefeated this season.

The Chanticleers were down 23-21 when Reese White ran for a 3-yard touchdown to put the team back up four points with 2:24 remaining in the game.

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Appalachian State needed quarterback Zac Thomas to come through and lead the team on a game-winning drive. But Thomas threw an interception to D’Jordan Strong who ran it back 38 yards for the game-sealing score.

The Chanticleers’ dream season is still intact.

Coastal Carolina quarterback Grayson McCall was 12-for-21 with 200 passing yards and two touchdowns. He also had 69 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown. Isaiah Likely led all receivers with three catches for 118 yards and a touchdown.

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Coastal Carolina quarterback Grayson McCall (10) looks for a receiver during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Appalachian State, 11 월. 21, in Conway, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

Coastal Carolina quarterback Grayson McCall (10) looks for a receiver during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Appalachian State, 11 월. 21, in Conway, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

Thomas was 17-for-29 with 211 passing yards, a touchdown pass and three interceptions for the Mountaineers.

Camerun Peoples had 178 passing yards on 27 carries and a touchdown.

Coastal Carolina has Texas State next week and Troy in three weeks. After playing Texas State, Coastal Carolina will get another challenge in a possibly undefeated 자유 팀. Another big season could keep their dreams of playing in a big bowl game alive.

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Appalachian State still has bowl bid hopes, but likely will not be able to make the Sun Belt Championship game now.

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