Battle-tested Chants carry No. 3 target into BSC debut

ccufoot-4stiffarmCoastal Carolina, the only 6-0 program in the NCAA FCS, held on to its No. 3 national ranking for a third straight week in both The Sports Network and FCS Coaches polls thanks to a 37-31 double-overtime victory at Furman.

The Chanticleers are additionally one of just two FCS teams, joining #17 and 5-0 Eastern Kentucky, to be 4-0 on the road through the first six weeks of the college football season.

The Chanticleers make a return trip to the Upstate this Saturday to face Presbyterian College, which continue to receive votes in the national media poll. Coastal is 6-1 all-time versus the Blue Hose, including six straight wins.

This weekend additionally opens Big South play for both programs. The Chanticleers are 8-3 all-time in conference openers, including a 3-0 mark when those games are played on the road. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3 and kickoff is set for 2 pm.

Coastal Carolina opponents making an appearance in this week’s poll, including an undefeated Charleston Southern squad at No.23/24, are South Carolina State (#33), Liberty (#38), Presbyterian (#39), and Furman (#44).

Photo by Bill Grammer

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