Jags sack Chants’ season with fourth straight defeat

The Coastal Carolina University football team completed an 0-for-November slide Saturday that kept the Chanticleers one win shy of bowl eligibility for the first time in program history.

Coastal made a late comeback bid but ran out of time in a 31-28 defeat to South Alabama in Mobile. It was Coastal’s fourth consecutive loss to end the regular season.

Coastal finishes the 2018 season at 5-7 overall and 2-6 in Sun Belt play. The Jaguars finish at 3-9 overall and 2-6 in league play with the win.

South Alabama outgained Coastal Carolina 533-385 in total yards, including rushing for 331 yards on the ground in the win.

The Jaguars (3-9) snapped a four-game losing skid of their own with the win. They led by as many as 17 on two separate occasions and controlled most of the game.

The Chants trailed 31-14 late in the third quarter before rallying. Alex James capped a long touchdown drive with a 1-yard dive to cut the deficit to 10 in the fourth quarter.

Coastal senior quarterback Kilton Anderson threw a late TD pass to Malcolm Williams in the final minute to make it 31-28, but the ensuing onside kick failed and the Jags simply ran out the clock on the game and CCU’s season.

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