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  • Akilah Stroman

Football gets first ever Sun Belt Conference win

The Chanticleers traveled to Moscow, Idaho for a Sun Belt matchup with the Idaho Vandals on Nov. 18. After losing nine straight games the Chanticleers were able to get their first Sun Belt conference win, defeating the Vandals 13-7.

The game started off how most have started off but the ending result was in favor of the Chanticleers. Idaho took the opening drive 75 yards on nine yards and scored a touchdown. The score was 7-0 early but both teams were silent the rest of the first quarter.

With 6:57 left in the second quarter, freshman running back Alex James scored a 42-yard rushing touchdown and Evan Rabon added the extra point to tie the game 7-7.

James finished the game with 81 rushing yards on 10 carries.

With just 31 seconds left in the second quarter, Rabon hit a 52-yard field goal tying his career long and putting the Chanticleers up 10-7 going into the halftime break.

Early on in the third quarter, Amir Howard got a hand on an Idaho field goal that hit the upright and sailed far right, keeping Coastal's lead at 10-7.

With 11:46 left in the game, Rabon hit a 34-yard field goal to put the Chanticleers up 13-7.

Senior defensive end Marcus Williamson for the Chanticleers defense got a huge sack on fourth down and the Chanticleers were able to secure the ball and the win.

Williamson finished the night with four tackles, two of those as tackles for loss equating 16 yards.

This is the first Sun Belt conference win for Coastal Carolina and team avoids their first ever 10-loss season in program history, for now.

The Chanticleers are off over Thanksgiving Break and will return home Dec. 2 at Brooks Stadium against Georgia Southern and will honor the 14 seniors on Senior Day.

Kickoff for that game will be at 1 p.m.

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