The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers beat the Presbyterian Blue Hose 15-8 on a Jamie Childers 35 yard TD pass to DeMario Bennett with 4:48 to play in the fourth quarter. The win snapped a three game skid and lifts CCU's overall record to 5-4, 2-3 in the Big South Conference.
Coastal Carolina's defense, led by Andrae Jacobs with seven tackles and Chris Thomas with one sack and two tackles for loss, held Presbyterian to just two field goals and a safety. Coastal Carolina Head Coach David Bennett said, "Our defense deserves alot of credit to winning that football game."
Coastal Carolina starting quarterback Aramis Hillary engineered the Chants on a 64-yard scoring drive to open the game. Hillary capped the series with a two yard touchdown run.
Hillary was knocked out of the game with a sprained ankle. Cody Craig and Childers shared the quarterback duties the rest of the game and rallied Coastal to victory.
Childers, who threw the winning touchdown pass, did not take a single snap at quarterback in practice leading up to the game. He played in his first contest since suffering a knee injury. He completed just two of 14 passes for 49 yards. Craig was 0-for-1 passing and carried the ball four times for 14 yards.
18 CCU seniors closed out their careers at Brooks Stadium on Senior Night with a victory before a crowd of 8,927 fans. Childers received a game ball for leading the CCU offense on the game-winning drive.
Presbyterian falls to 2-7 on the season, 1-3 in the conference. The Blue Hose rolled up 246 yards on 81 plays but could not reach the end zone against the Chants defense.
Coastal Carolina has two games remaining. Next Saturday, November 12, CCU is at winless Charleston Southern. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. The Chants will close out the regular season one week later at Western Carolina.