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FutureStarrCoastal Carolina Football
The Coastal Carolina football team is entering the 2017 season ranked No. 22 in the preseason Associated Press poll, the highest ranking the team has had in its history. OBJ, Julio Jones, Dallas Goedert and Mike Gesicki came from the Coastal Carolina football team. The football team has had much success in recent history and looks to continue its upward trend in 2017 with a young and talented roster.
Sadly, in a similar situation at the end of the first half, the Chanticleers had a player clearly tackled IN BOUNDS with six seconds remaining but, when the refs stopped play to take a look at it, they somehow awarded CCU an extra four seconds and allowed for them to kick a field goal right before the half...NIU, however, would get no such review and it quite literally cost them the game.
The refs then denied the Huskies the chance to snap the ball, blocking Lombardi from getting under center AND starting the clock prematurely, allowing for those final two seconds to tick away. The officials then refused to even look and the play and simply ended the game, giving the Cure Bowl win to Coastal. (Source: www.hustlebelt.com)
Coastal Carolina's first full season as an FBS team was in 2017. The Chanticleers earned the program's first win as an FBS program when they played The UMass Minutemen on September 2nd, 2017. The final score to this game was 38-28. The Chanticleers had a tough time winning games during the 2017 season, as they went on to finish the year with a record of 3-9. Ending the 2017 season on a positive note, Coastal Carolina earned the program's first Sun Belt Conference win with a 13-7 win over the Idaho Vandals. Idaho has since left the Sun Belt Conference. The final game of the 2017 season was the program's second Sun Belt Conference win with a 28-17 win at home against the Georgia Southern Eagles. The Chanticleers first FBS season in 2017 proved that, with the proper corrections made to the team, the Chanticleers could be a good football team. Building off their momentum built at the end of the 2017 season, Coastal Carolina took the next step as an FBS program and finished the season with a record of 5-7. Some notable wins for the Chanticleers during their 2018 season were against the UAB Blazers, Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns, and Georgia State Panthers.
The Huskies, who had just converted a 4th-and-1 play and picked up a first down, saw their receiver fumble the ball out of bounds at the 4-yard line with :02 seconds left. But, despite the fact that NIU converted the first down AND that the ball was fumbled out of bounds (both of which should have stopped the clock), the clock operator prematurely started the clock — with an official blocking NIU from snapping the ball (which alone should have signaled the clock operator to NOT start the clock) — allowing for the final seconds to tick away, giving Coastal Carolina a 47-41 win. (Source: www.hustlebelt.com)