The Coastal Carolina football team will wrap up the 2021 regular season on Friday, Nov. 20, as the Chanticleers (9-2, 5-2 Sun Belt) will travel to Mobile, Alabama to take on South Alabama (5-6, 2-5 Sun Belt) at Hancock Whitney Stadium.
Likely has lived up to his preseason hype as one of the best tight ends in the nation, as he was recently named one of eight semifinalists for the 2021 John Mackey Award. He is second on the team with 49 catches for 795 yards and has a team-high 10 touchdown catches.
The Coastal Carolina football team will host its final home game of the 2021 season on Saturday, Nov. 13, as the Chanticleers (8-2, 4-2 Sun Belt) will welcome the Texas State Bobcats (3-7, 2-4 Sun Belt) to Brooks Stadium for Military Appreciation Day. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
Senior forward Aja Blount scored a game-high 18 points and senior guard Tyra Brown added a season-high 15 points as Coastal Carolina easily defeated an overmatched Erskine College squad on Tuesday night at the HTC Center, 74-24
Coastal will head into this week’s game on Saturday, Nov. 13, versus Georgia State riding a 12-game home winning streak. The Chanticleers are 12-6 all-time at home on Homecoming Weekend, including winning five-straight games from 2012 to 2016.
The Chanticleers controlled every facet of the contest getting 57 points off Agnes Scott’s 37 turnovers, outscoring the undersized visitors 90-6 in the paint, putting back 26 second-chance points compared to the Scotties four, breaking out a 51-0 advantage in fast-break points, and outscoring the Scotties’ bench 77-7.
Coastal Carolina quarterback Grayson McCall has been named one of 20 semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award,Last week, McCall was also named a semifinalist for the 2021 Maxwell Award and a Top 10 finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.
Kelly leads the team with 58.0 tackles on the year, including 26 solo tackles, 3.5 tackles-for-loss, 1.5 sacks, two quarterback hurries, and one pass breakup. He has recorded a season-high 10 tackles twice this year, coming in wins at Buffalo and versus Troy.
The second-year signal-caller for the Chants leads the nation in passing efficiency at 216.1, in passing yards per completion at 17.78 yards per completion, and yards per pass attempt at 13.06 per pass, while ranking third in all of FBS in completion percentage, completing 73.4 percent of his passes this season (116-for-158).
A trio of Coastal Carolina football seniors in Jeffrey Gunter, Jaivon Heiligh, and Isaiah Likely have earned an invitation to the 97th East-West Shrine Bowl, which will be held on Feb. 3, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nev.
The redshirt sophomore quarterback leads the nation in completion percentage, completing 73.4 percent of his passes this season (116-for-158), in passing efficiency at 216.1, in passing yards per completion at 17.78 yards per completion, and yards per pass attempt at 13.06 per pass.
McCall was responsible for three touchdowns, two through the air and one on the ground, in the win over Troy. He was 14-for-26 for 294 yards and two scores and rushed 15 times for 59 yards and one touchdown.
The No. 24 nationally-ranked Coastal Carolina football team (6-1, 2-1 Sun Belt) will return home to host the Troy Trojans (4-3, 2-1 Sun Belt) for a “Black Out”, Thursday night, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. ET inside Brooks Stadium. The game will be nationally televised live on ESPN2.
The 2021-22 Coastal Carolina women’s basketball team was selected to finish 11th in the 2021-22 Sun Belt Conference Women’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll. Additionally, Aja Blount was named as a Preseason All-Sun Belt first-team selection while teammate Deaja Richardson was selected to the third team.
Coastal Carolina men’s basketball student-athlete Essam Mostafa was named to the Preseason All-Sun Belt third team the Sun Belt Conference office announced Wednesday afternoon. The Chanticleers were picked to finish seventh in the conference in the preseason coaches’ poll.
Brouse logged 70 minutes and recorded her first career hat trick on the road last Friday (Oct. 15) in Coastal’s 4-1 win over Georgia Southern. Her hat trick was the first for Coastal Carolina since November 2016 and helped CCU earn the program’s 200th all-time victory.
Coastal Carolina’s Tiffany Arafi shot a CCU record-low individual 54-hole score of 201, 15-under par, to claim first-place medalist honors and lead the Coastal women’s golf team to the team title with a three-round team score of 839, 25-under par, at the Buccaneer Classic held at the Oak Point Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C.
The No. 14/16 nationally-ranked Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (6-0, 2-0 SBC) will head to Boone, N.C. to face off with the Appalachian State Mountaineers (4-2, 1-1 SBC) in a pivotal Sun Belt Conference matchup on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
Named the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, the honor is the fifth weekly honor for Likely this week. He also earned a spot on the Pro Football Focus (PFF) Team of the Week for week 6, was named a College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Honorable Mention National Performer of the Week, and was tabbed the Reese’s Senior Bowl Offensive Player of the Week.
The honor is the fourth weekly honor for Likely this week. He earned a spot on the Pro Football Focus (PFF) Team of the Week for week 6, was named a College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) Honorable Mention National Performer of the Week, and was tabbed the Reese’s Senior Bowl Offensive Player of the Week.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I FBS senior or graduate student and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character, and competition.