Coastal Carolina is making the jump from the FCS to the FBS and Sun Belt Conference this season and can learn from Appalachian State, which made the same move in 2014 and has been remarkably successful since.
The Coastal Carolina football team was defeated by perennial Sun Belt Conference power Arkansas State 51-17 Saturday night in Jonesboro, Ark., for the Chanticleers’ fifth consecutive loss, setting a new program record.
The Coastal Carolina football team has consecutive away games at Arkansas State and Appalachian State, the reigning co-champions of the Sun Belt Conference who have been the conference’s most consistent programs over the past four seasons.
The Coastal Carolina football trailed from the opening kickoff, which was returned 90 yards for a touchdown by Glenn Smith, and fell 27-21 to Georgia State in its second conference game Saturday night at Brooks Stadium.
Coastal Carolina alumnus Mike Tolbert, a running back for Buffalo, has created a Toldozer T-shirt with a cartoon bull wearing his Bills’ blue and white No. 35 jersey riding a bulldozer that is helping provide wheelchairs for kids in need.
Malcolm Williams set a Coastal Carolina record with 266 receiving yards and the Chanticleers cut a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit to two points, but Louisiana-Monroe held on for a 51-43 win in CCU’s first game in the Sun Belt Conference.
Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman, a Coastal Carolina alumnus, announced Saturday on Twitter that he is donating $100,000 “as a start to help you guys out b/c you all are citizens of U.S. Just like us.”