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No. 18 Coastal Carolina beats No. 13 BYU

No. 18 Coastal Carolina beats No. 13 BYU
Coastal Carolina’s Reese White, center, scores a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against BYU Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Conway, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

BYU’s hopes of going to a New Year’s Six bowl game came up a yard short against Coastal Carolina.

The Chanticleers (10-0) continued their undefeated season with a 22-17 win over previously undefeated BYU in a hastily-arranged Saturday matchup. BYU (9-1) got the ball back with less than a minute to go without any timeouts with the chance for the game-winning score and immediately drove down the field.

The Cougars got all the way down to the CCU 18-yard-line with three seconds left but wide receiver Dax Milne was stopped about yard short of the goal line as time expired.

The winning score came with 11:35 to go when CCU running back CJ Marable scored from 2 yards out to give Coastal a five-point lead.

The Coastal Carolina defense clamped down on BYU’s potent offense in the second half outside of that final drive. BYU managed just one field goal over the final 30 minutes after scoring 14 points in the second quarter.

Coastal might have been fired up about the end of the second quarter. Zach Wilson threw an interception on a last-second Hail Mary that was picked off by Derick Bush. Wilson was knocked to the ground twice during Bush’s return by CCU players and a scuffle ensued on the field as both teams converged instead of heading to the locker room.

No flags were thrown on either the play or the scuffle.

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