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Coastal Carolina Beat Kansas, Surprise No One

A record crowd witnessed the win, as well as Jamey Chadwell and Grayson McCall’s mullets.

NCAA Football: Kansas at Coastal Carolina David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports

On the Teal Turf of Brooks Stadium in Conway, South Carolina, the #17/19 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers improved to 2-0 against the Kansas Jayhawks in front of a record crowd of 17,697. While the power balance of college football has shifted a bit this week, the Chanticleers had been considered the favorites against their P5 opponents since soon after this game was scheduled.

On the way to the 49-22 win, quarterback Grayson McCall completed 17 of 21 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns. Coastal’s offensive line only allowed McCall to be sacked once on the night. Running back Reese White also scored three touchdowns while rushing for 102 yards on 14 carries. White now has five rushing touchdowns to his name this season.

McCall also added a rushing touchdown of his own.

Defensively, the Chanticleers were a constant presence in the Jayhawks’ backfield. Freshman defensive tackle Josaiah Stewart alone had three and a half of his team’s six total sacks. Coastal’s TFL total was in double digits for the evening with 11 and only allowed 16 total Kansas first downs.

The Chants’ defense also blocked a punt and recovered in for a touchdown, completing Coastal’s dominance in all three phases of the game.

The game was Coastal’s first opportunity to host a P5 opponent. Obviously, they didn’t let the home crowd down by winning and covering the 26.5 point spread.

From Nebraska to Tennessee to Miami, sounds like we are going to hear a multitude of P5 fanbases express how much they want Coastal head coach Jamey Chadwell to take over their favorite program for the rest of the season. Who knows when that day will actually come? But for now, Chadwell has the Chants on their way to a top ten ranking.

Coastal’s next contest will be at the University of Buffalo on Spetember 18 at noon ET.