Georgia State scores early, late to take down Coastal

Georgia State returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and scored late in the fourth quarter to secure a 27-21 victory over Coastal Carolina Saturday night at Brooks Stadium.

Conner Manning completed 18-of-30 passes for 273 yards and a touchdown. His top target was Penny Hart, who caught eight passes for 132 yards and a score.

For Coastal, Tyler Keane was 18-of-26 passing for 239 yards with three touchdowns. That gives the senior seven TD passes over his last two games.

Georgia State’s Glenn Smith took the opening kickoff and, while appearing to be stopped around the 25 yard line, bounced to the outside and out-ran the coverage unit for a 90-yard touchdown and quick 7-0 lead.

Coastal marched back down the field, but missed a 21-yard field goal. The Panthers’ Manning, who was 19-for-19 for 164 yards in the first half, completed passes of 14, 20, 8, 15 and yards to get the CCU eight yard line. Two plays later, Manning threw a shovel pass to Penny Hart for a seven-yard score and 14-0 advantage.

Midway through the second quarter, the Chanticleers got on track and cut their deficit in half, 14-7. Tyler Keane completed five passes, including a 33-yard score to Omar Black. The grab was Black’s first career touchdown as well as a career long reception.

Georgia State regained a 14-point lead with 2:26 left in the first half. The Panthers took advantage of two CCU penalties and a 17-yard Manning-to-Tamir Jones completion to get in scoring range. Kyler Neal capped the nine-play drive that consumed 4:23 with a three-yard rushing TD.

As the first half expired, the Panthers tired a Hail Mary pass that Fitz Wattley intercepted and returned 37 yards for CCU’s first interception of the season.

While Georgia State led 21-7 at the break, the Panthers only held a six-yard advantage in total yards (181-to-175) and only had 17 rushing yards on 16 attempts.

Like Coastal in the first half and on the same side of the field, Georgia State got inside the 10 yard line, but was forced to kick a field goal. Thanks in part to a bad snap, the kick sailed wide right to keep the point failed score 21-7.

After a short GSU punt midway through the fourth quarter, Coastal only needed four plays to cover 48 yards and make it a one possession game. Keane started the drive with a 22-yard completion to Chris Jones and later picked up 16 yards on a keeper. He then connected with Ky’Jon Tyler on a five-yard TD to make the score 21-14.

The Panthers bounced back to take a 27-14 lead with 3:01 left in the game. After a 52-yard Manning to Ari Werts pass, Georgia State needed just four more plays for Demarcus Kirk to score from four yards out. The extra point failed to keep it a 13-point game.

Coastal quickly answered, using just 1:11 to cover 80 yards. Keane hit Malcolm Williams for 25 yards then found Chris Jones for 45 yards to the GSU five. On the next play, Larry Collins Jr. caught his first career TD, a five-yard pass from Keane. The extra point cut the CCU deficit to six, 27-21.

The Chanticleers tried an on-side kick. But Georgia State recovered, converted a third down and was able to run out the clock.

Coastal Carolina will return to action nest Saturday for the first of two consecutive road games with a contest at Arkansas State on Oct. 14 (Sat.). Kickoff is set for 6:30 pm (CT)/7:30 pm

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

Comments

comments

Chants shut down Cavs; host Wake Forest Monday

Chants shut down Cavs; host Wake Forest MondayJaylen Shaw scored 23 points and Zac Cuthbertson added 22 [more]

Boys Hoops: Sharks win in 2OT; Chiefs drop nail-biter

Boys Hoops: Sharks win in 2OT; Chiefs drop nail-biterThe North Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team lost a [more]

Girls Hoops: Sharks, Chiefs roll; Tigers take tough loss

Girls Hoops: Sharks, Chiefs roll; Tigers take tough lossThe Conway High girls basketball team suffered its third straight [more]

Wrestling: Braves finish strong to beat Warriors

Wrestling: Braves finish strong to beat WarriorsThe Socastee High wrestling team captured a big win over [more]

Chants return from exams to face tough hoops tests

Chants return from exams to face tough hoops testsAfter taking a week off for final exams, the Coastal [more]

Hoops: Strand teams turn up D to win by blowouts

Hoops: Strand teams turn up D to win by blowoutsThe Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team turned in a [more]

North Myrtle Beach boys, girls sweep rival Socastee

North Myrtle Beach boys, girls sweep rival SocasteeThe North Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team captured its [more]

Wrestling: MB tops Foxes; NMB sweeps quad match

Wrestling: MB tops Foxes; NMB sweeps quad matchThe Myrtle Beach High boys wrestling team captured a hard-fought [more]

Boys Hoops: Tigers hold off Seahawks; Sharks win

Boys Hoops: Tigers hold off Seahawks; Sharks winThe Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team took its best [more]

Girls Hoops: MB settles score with rivals; CF rolls

Girls Hoops: MB settles score with rivals; CF rollsThe Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team got a little [more]

Coastal's Adams named Sun Belt player of week

Coastal's Adams named Sun Belt player of weekCoastal Carolina senior guard Jas Adams has been named the [more]

Conway QB Grainger puts end to recruiting process

Conway QB Grainger puts end to recruiting processConway High quarterback D'Wuan Grainger entered his senior season as [more]

Carolina Forest boys rush past Northwood Academy

Carolina Forest boys rush past Northwood AcademyThe Carolina Forest boys basketball team claimed its second victory [more]

Panthers in playoff hunt; Quigley sticks with Vikes

Panthers in playoff hunt; Quigley sticks with VikesThe Carolina Panthers find themselves back in the thick of [more]

Hoops tip off, wrestling caps busy sports week

Hoops tip off, wrestling caps busy sports weekThe Grand Strand prep sports scene has a busy week [more]

CAC skirts snow, heats up Snowflake Invite podium

CAC skirts snow, heats up Snowflake Invite podiumThe Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) dodged a snowy weekend in [more]

Riptides dash through the Blizzard Blitz competition

Riptides dash through the Blizzard Blitz competitionSeven Riptide swimmers traveled to Cary, NC, over weekend to [more]

North team extends streak of dominance over South

North team extends streak of dominance over SouthThe North squad extended its streak of dominance in the [more]

Myrtle Beach boys, girls blast past Carolina Forest

Myrtle Beach boys, girls blast past Carolina ForestThe Myrtle Beach High boys and girls basketball teams blew [more]

Gamecocks survive scare from Chants at the buzzer

Gamecocks survive scare from Chants at the buzzerFormer Gamecock-turned-Chanticleer Jaylen Shaw missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer at [more]

Steele makes major splash at Winter Junior Nationals

Steele makes major splash at Winter Junior NationalsCarolina Forest senior and Coastal Aquatic Club swimmer Taylor Steele [more]

Tigers, Chiefs join forces on North-South gridiron

Tigers, Chiefs join forces on North-South gridironThe best local high school football matchup was never played [more]

Boys Hoops: Nichols leads Tigers; Braves beat Sharks

Boys Hoops: Nichols leads Tigers; Braves beat SharksConway High hoops standout Jimmy Nichols is off to an [more]

Moglia looks to Nebraska roots to hire DC Sanders

Moglia looks to Nebraska roots to hire DC SandersCoastal Carolina head coach Joe Moglia has named Marvin Sanders [more]

Girls Hoops: NMB caps big week by defeating Conway

Girls Hoops: NMB caps big week by defeating ConwayPay-back continued for the North Myrtle Beach High girls basketball [more]

Chants shut down Cavs; host Wake Forest Monday

Chants shut down Cavs; host Wake Forest MondayJaylen Shaw scored 23 points and Zac Cuthbertson added 22 [more]

Boys Hoops: Sharks win in 2OT; Chiefs drop nail-biter

Boys Hoops: Sharks win in 2OT; Chiefs drop nail-biterThe North Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team lost a [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2017 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach