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  • Writer's pictureMark Schlabach

Highlights San Jose State 14-24 Coastal Carolina in NCAAF

Conway, SC – Coastal Carolina Chanticleers delighted their hometown fans with a 24-14 win over San Jose State Spartans on Friday night in an exciting matchup at Brooks Stadium. Electric atmosphere, both teams fighting tooth and nail-the Chanticleers' resilience and defensive prowess saw them through to the win.

A Tale of Two Halves: The first half was a battle of attrition as both teams struggled to find their offensive footing. Coastal Carolina got another field goal in the second quarter, but San Jose State came right back with a touchdown for a 7-3 lead at halftime.

Chanticleers Take Flight in the Second Half: The Chanticleers got alive offensively in the second half. Under the direction of quarterback Grayson McCall, a string of effective drives were capped by two touchdown passes to wide receiver Jared Sampson. The Coastal Carolina defense also tightened, containing the Spartans' ground game and creating big turnovers.

Clutch Plays Define the Victory: A 93-yard drive Liking the Analysis? On a key 3rd-and long play, McCall hooked up with tight end Kameron Brown for the first down. Then Reese White punched it into the end zone right before two minutes were left in regulation time. The Spartan defense later held firm and kept them from mounting a late comeback.

Celebration in Conway: The jubilant home crowd cheered wildly at the win for the Chanticleers. With this victory, Coastal Carolina can now be included among the top teams in the Sun Belt Conference and its postseason hopes are still alive.

Key Takeaways:

  • Resilience: The Chanticleers overcame that slow start and demonstrated a willingness to adapt throughout the game.

  • Defensive Dominance: The Coastal Carolina defense came up big in the second half, holding off a Spartans offensive surge and creating crucial turnovers.

  • McCall's Magic: Quarterback Grayson McCall demonstrated his cool and confidence, delivering clutch throws when they were needed.

This exciting victory over San Jose State is just more evidence of the determination and ability of Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. Looking ahead to the playoffs, Chanticleers in Flight: The seed is there for TU to even more impressed people as they take off.

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