Coastal Carolina knocks off No. 21 La.-Lafayette 30-27

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Massimo Biscardi made a 40-yard discipline purpose with 4 seconds left to present Coastal Carolina a 30-27 victory over No. 21 Louisiana-Lafayette on Wednesday night time in Solar Belt matchup of unbeaten groups.

Freshman Grayson McCall threw two landing passes and ran for a rating to assist the Chanticleers (4-0, 2-0) beat a ranked workforce for the primary time. The 4-0 begin is their first in FBS play.

Coastal drove 60 yards within the remaining 5:30 to arrange Biscardi, a three-year starter who has hit 31 of 39 discipline purpose makes an attempt. McCall had two completions for first downs on the drive and completed 17 of 24 for 202 yards. He has 11 TD passes in 4 video games.

The Ragin’ Cajuns (3-1, 2-1) rallied thrice with tying touchdowns, two by Elijah Mitchell. His 1-yard burst with 12:44 left tied it at 27.

Each groups scored on their first and their final possessions of the primary half, with Levi Lewis’ 12-yard go to Jalen Williams giving Louisiana a 7-0 lead earlier than the Chanticleers matched that drive and CJ Marable scored from a yard out.

Coastal Carolina took a 13-7 lead with 1:03 left within the half when McCall capped an 84-yard march with a 13-yard scoring go to Marable. The Cajuns drove 77 yards in 54 seconds, with Lewis scoring on a quarterback draw with 5 seconds left.

The second half began like the primary, with each groups scoring on their first possession. McCall hit Jaivon Heiligh from 6 yards out to cap an eight-minute drive, and Lousiana countered in solely seven performs on Mitchell’s 9-yard run late within the third quarter. One drive later, although, Lewis’ go was picked off by Jordan Morris on the Louisiana 26, with the one turnover of the sport organising McCall’s 3-yard scoring run.

THE TAKEAWAY

Coastal Carolina: The nation’s fourth-highest scoring offense (44.7 factors per recreation) didn’t match its level common, however the Chanticleers had been environment friendly with 38:11 in time of possession and a 9 of 15 success fee on third down.

Louisiana-Lafayette: The Cajuns’ speeding assault accounted for 240 yards, however Lewis’ interception on the next-to-last play of the third quarter arrange a Coastal Carolina’s go-ahead landing.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

The Cajuns, who had been considered one of solely three Group of 5 groups within the rankings, will possible drop out of the Prime 25 ballot. They might get replaced by the Chanticleers, who had been seventh amongst groups receiving votes after getting ballot votes for the primary time in class historical past two weeks in the past.

UP NEXT

Coastal Carolina returns residence to face Solar Belt East Division rival Georgia Southern on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Louisiana-Lafayette will face nonconference foe UAB on the highway Friday, Oct. 23.



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