Chants drop third straight, down to last shot at bowl

Coastal Carolina suffered its third consecutive defeat Saturday to remain one win short of bowl eligibility.

Coastal was outgained 233-16 in total yards in the third quarter as Georgia Southern pulled away in the second half for a 41-17 win over the Chanticleers in the home finale at Brooks Stadium on Saturday night.

The Chants, who totaled 10 points on 132 yards on their first two offensive drives of the game, totaled just 46 yards over their next nine offensive possessions with one fumble and eight-straight punts before scoring a touchdown in the closing minutes of the game on a three-yard pass following an Eagles’ fumble on the CCU 11-yard line.

For the game, CCU was outgained 442-189 in total yards with 409 of Georgia Southern’s yards coming on the ground.

The Coastal Carolina football team recognized its seniors as part of Senior Day prior to the start of the game.

The loss drops CCU to 5-6 overall and 2-5 in Sun Belt play. With the win, the Eagles improve to 8-3 and 5-2 in league action. The Chants must win their season finale to become bowl eligible for the first time in program history.

Coastal concludes the season at South Alabama (2-9, 1-6 Sun Belt) at 3 p.m. in Mobile, Ala.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

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