LAWRENCE, Kan.: Grayson McCall threw three landing passes and ran for 2 extra scores, Coastal Carolina pressured Kansas into three early turnovers, and the Chanticleers rolled to a 38-23 victory early Sunday to cap a giant weekend for the Sun Belt.
Earlier on Saturday, Louisiana bludgeoned No. 23 Iowa State and Arkansas State rallied to beat Kansas State. That made their flippantly regarded league 3-Zero towards the mighty Big 12 with the entire Sun Belt’s wins approaching the highway.
There have been no followers inside Memorial Stadium for the Jayhawks’ opener due to the coronavirus pandemic. Then once more, contemplating they trailed 28-Three at halftime, there most likely wouldn’t have been many left underneath regular circumstances and mixed with the 9 p.m. kickoff resulting from tv, it meant few individuals most likely noticed it.
Miles Kendrick threw a landing cross in reduction of Thomas MacVittie, who appeared to depart with a shoulder damage, and Velton Gardner had a 61-yard TD run because the Jayhawks tried to rally within the second half. But the Chanticleers answered the back-to-back touchdowns with McCall’s second on the bottom to place the sport away.
Coastal Carolina, which beat the Jayhawks 12-7 final season, definitely proved that consequence was no fluke.
After selecting off MacVittie on the sport’s opening sequence, the Chanticleers ran 9 out of 10 instances in barreling 62 yards for his or her first landing. Kansas fumbled the ball proper again two performs later, and McCall threw a landing cross to defensive sort out C.J. Brewer in a name that even fooled their very own radio announcers.
The Chanticleers adopted a punt by Kansas with a 3rd consecutive TD drive. This time, they took benefit of a private foul penalty, an offsides name and a cross interference penalty by hapless Kansas to increase their result in 21-0.
Coastal Carolina capitalized on one other interception to tack on a 25-yard landing cross within the last minute of the half.
Jayhawks coach Les Miles, making an attempt to construct on three wins in his first season, will need to have had a lot to say within the locker room. They didn’t run out of the tunnel till there was lower than a minute left earlier than the second-half kickoff.
The pep discuss appeared to work, and Kansas trimmed its deficit to 28-17 heading into the fourth quarter. But McCall hit tight finish Isaiah Likely with two lengthy passes to arrange the landing that clinched the sport.
Coastal Carolina regarded much more like Palmetto State powerhouse Clemson than a college taking part in simply its third season as a full-fledged FBS member. The Chanticleers had three sacks, 10 tackles for loss and dominated the road of scrimmage.
Kansas: Things have been so embarrassing for the Jayhawks that no one appeared to blink when MacVittie entered the sport together with his title misspelled on the again of his jersey. It was lacking the second i.
Kansas, which confirmed three constructive COVID-19 exams this week, had practically 40 gamers that didn’t gown for undisclosed causes. Starting extensive receiver Stephon Robinson Jr. and high tight finish Jack Luavasa have been amongst them.
Coastal Carolina performs its residence opener Friday evening towards Campbell. The recreation was added lower than a month in the past to provide the Chanticleers an 11-game schedule. The Fighting Camels misplaced to Georgia Southern earlier Saturday.
Kansas has every week off earlier than beginning Big 12 play Sept. 26 at Baylor. The Bears, whose opener was scuttled when Louisiana Tech had a COVID-19 outbreak, open their season in a unexpectedly scheduled recreation towards Houston subsequent Saturday.
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