Football This Week In The Carolinas

#16 Coastal Carolina Rolls Over Arkansas State 52-20

JONESBORO, AR. – The No. 15 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers led from start to finish in a 52-20 win over the Arkansas State Red Wolves on Thursday night in Jonesboro, Ark. With the win, the Chanticleers became the first FBS team to become bowl eligible this season.

#24 Wake Forest Beats Syracuse In Overtime 40-37

SYRACUSE, N.Y. The Wake Forest football team captured an overtime road victory over Syracuse, 40-37, Saturday afternoon at the Carrier Dome.

UNC Tar Heels Upset By Florida State 35-25

CHAPEL HILLJordan Travis threw three touchdown passes and rushed for two more scores as Florida State upset North Carolina for the second year in row, winning 35-25 on Saturday.

Duke Lets Win Slip Away Against Georgia Tech 31-27

DURHAM – A late score by Georgia Tech with under a minute remaining separated the Yellow Jackets from Duke, 31-27, Saturday afternoon at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium.

UNC Charlotte Crushes FIU 45-33

MIAMI – Charlotte scored six touchdowns to earn its first road win of the year, 45-33, over FIU in a Conference USA East Division contest at Riccardo Silva Stadium, Friday night.

South Carolina Falls To Tennessee 45-20

KNOXVILLE — Hendon Hooker threw for 225 yards and three touchdowns to lead Tennessee to a 45-20 Southeastern Conference victory over South Carolina Saturday.

ECU Loses Late To UCF 20-16

The ECU Pirates stood on the verge of a monumental victory, but a 1-yard touchdown run by Mark-Antony Richards with just 23 seconds to play lifted the UCF Knights to a 20-16 comeback victory.

Elon Defeats Maine 33-23

ORONO, ME – The Elon football team went 12-of-16 on third downs and the Phoenix won a road CAA Football game for the second consecutive weekend, defeating Maine 33-23 Saturday.

Fayetteville State Rains On The Shaw Bears 15-12

The Shaw Bears fell to Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Southern Division rival Fayetteville State University 15-12 in a rain-drenched battle of two physical teams Saturday inside the George Williams Athletic Complex.

NC A&T Aggies Best North Alabama 38-34

The A&T running back trio of Jah-Maine MartinBhayshul Tuten and Kashon Baker combined for 186 yards and two touchdowns on 31 carries. But it was Tuten’s spectacular 60-yard touchdown reception where he took a swing pass from quarterback Jalen Fowler and ran through five missed tackles galloped down the sideline for the winning score in the fourth quarter.

NC Central Defeated By Tennessee Tech 27-16

DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina Central University sophomore quarterback Davius Richard threw for 313 yards and two touchdowns on 32 pass completions, just one away from the school record, but Tennessee Tech rushed for more than 200 yards as the visiting Golden Eagles defeated the NCCU Eagles, 27-16, on a rainy Saturday afternoon inside O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium. 

Campbell Shuts Down Gardner-Webb 42-28

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Knotted at 28-all with under five minutes to play, Campbell ran in a pair of touchdowns while forcing three Gardner-Webb turnovers to seal a 42-28 victory in the inaugural North Carolina East/West Barbecue Bowl at Spangler Stadium.

The Citadel Falls To ETSU 48-21

JOHNSON CITY, TN  The Citadel saw its two-game win streak come to an end Saturday as the Bulldogs fell, 48-21, to No. 12 ETSU inside William B. Greene Stadium.

Chowan Comes Up Short VS Bowie State 14-3

MURFREESBORO, N.C. – In a top-25 match up the Chowan Football team came up short against Bowie State in a CIAA North Division clash on a rainy Saturday afternoon.

Winston-Salem State Passes To Victory Over Johnson C. Smith 26-12

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Winston-Salem State offense passes for 266 yards and the Rams defense get 3 interceptions to defeat Johnson C. Smith 26-12.

Western Carolina Rallies But Falls Short To Mercer 34-24

CULLOWHEE, N.C. – Western Carolina rallied from a two-touchdown, first-half deficit on Saturday afternoon, clawing back even early in the fourth quarter on a Richard McCollum field goal. However, Mercer capitalized on a pair of fourth quarter miscues by the Catamounts to spoil WCU’s annual Homecoming game with a 34-24 victory in Southern Conference action in front of 11,123 at E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field.

South Carolina State Gets Bitten By Florida A&M 30-7

Florida A&M slithered past South Carolina State in a dominant 30-7 win on Saturday at Bragg Memorial Stadium in Tallahassee.

Furman Powers Past Wofford 42-20

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Devin Wynn rushed for 204 yards and two touchdowns, and quarterback Jace Wilson fashioned an impressive career starting debut, passing for 189 yards and a score, while rushing for another, to power Furman past Wofford, 42-20.

Charleston Southern Bucs Lose On The Road To Robert Morris 31-24

MOON TOWNSHIP, PA. Charleston Southern football started slowly, rallied before ultimately falling just short Saturday in a 31-24 road defeat at Robert Morris in Big South action at Joe Walton Stadium.