2020 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers football
Sun Belt co-champion
Sun Belt East Division champion
Cure Bowl, L 34–37OT vs. Liberty
ConferenceSun Belt Conference
DivisionEast Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
APNo. 14
2020 record11–1 (8–0 Sun Belt)
Head coach
Co-offensive coordinatorNewland Isaac (2nd season)
Co-offensive coordinatorWilly Korn (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorChad Staggs (2nd season)
Home stadiumBrooks Stadium
(Capacity: 21,000)
Seasons
← 2019
2021 →
2020 Sun Belt Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
East Division
No. 14 Coastal Carolina xy+   8 0     11 1  
Appalachian State   6 2     9 3  
Georgia Southern   4 4     8 5  
Georgia State   4 4     6 4  
Troy   3 4     5 6  
West Division
No. 15 Louisiana xy+   7 1     10 1  
South Alabama   3 5     4 7  
Arkansas State   2 6     4 7  
Texas State   2 6     2 10  
Louisiana–Monroe   0 7     0 10  
Championship: Louisiana at Coastal Carolina (Canceled)
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2020 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers football team represented Coastal Carolina University during the 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Chanticleers were led by second-year head coach Jamey Chadwell and played their home games at Brooks Stadium. They competed as a member of the East Division of the Sun Belt Conference.

Schedule

Coastal Carolina had games against Duquesne, Eastern Michigan, and South Carolina, which were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1] These were partially replaced with games against Campbell and Liberty. On December 3, due to COVID-19 issues in the Liberty football program, the game against Liberty was canceled and replaced with BYU.

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 1210:00 p.m.at Kansas*FS1W 38–230
September 187:30 p.m.Campbell*ESPNW 43–215,000
October 312:00 p.m.Arkansas StateESPN2W 52–235,000
October 147:30 p.m.at No. 21 LouisianaESPNW 30–275,585
October 2412:00 p.m.Georgia SouthernNo. 25ESPNUW 28–145,000
October 3112:00 p.m.at Georgia StateNo. 20ESPNUW 51–03,642
November 78:00 p.m.South AlabamadaggerNo. 15ESPNUW 23–65,000
November 2112:00 p.m.Appalachian StateNo. 15ESPNW 34–235,000
November 283:00 p.m.at Texas StateNo. 20ESPN+W 49–143,245
December 52:00 p.m.No. 13 BYU*No. 18ESPNUW 22–175,000
December 123:00 p.m.at TroyNo. 13ESPN+W 42–3811,000
December 193:30 p.m.No. 19 LouisianaNo. 12
ESPNNo contest[2][3]
December 267:30 p.m.vs. Liberty*No. 12ESPNL 34–37 OT4,488
Schedule Source:[4][5]

Game summaries

at Kansas

Coastal Carolina at Kansas
1 234Total
Chanticleers 14 14010 38
Jayhawks 0 3146 23
      

See also: 2020 Kansas Jayhawks football team

Over/under
KU −7 56.5
Statistics Coastal Carolina Kansas
First downs 19 23
Total yards 318 367
Rushing yards 185 178
Passing yards 133 189
Turnovers 0 3
Time of possession 30:25 29:35
Team Category Player Statistics
Coastal Carolina Passing Grayson McCall 11–18, 133 yards, 3 TD
Rushing C. J. Marable 21 carries, 75 yards
Receiving Jaivon Heiligh 3 receptions, 74 yards, 1 TD
Kansas Passing Miles Kendrick 15–24, 156 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Velton Gardner 11 carries, 81 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Kwamie Lassiter II 5 receptions, 63 yards, 1 TD

Campbell

Campbell at Coastal Carolina
1 234Total
Camels 0 9012 21
Chanticleers 14 7715 43
  • Date: September 18, 2020
  • Location: Brooks Stadium
    Conway, SC
  • Game start: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 19 minutes
  • Game attendance: 5,000
  • Game weather: 73 °F (23 °C) • Weather: Cloudy • Wind: N 9 MPH
  • Referee: Marshall Lewis
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Tom Hart (play–by–play), Andre Ware (analyst), and Cole Cubelic (sideline reporter)
      

See also: 2020 Campbell Fighting Camels football team

Over/under
CCU −26.5 54.5[6]
Statistics Campbell Coastal Carolina
First downs 22 21
Total yards 342 466
Rushing yards 205 193
Passing yards 137 273
Turnovers 1 0
Time of possession 34:19 25:41
Team Category Player Statistics
Campbell Passing Hajj-Malik Williams 12/25, 137 yards
Rushing C.J. Freeman 14 carries, 83 yards
Receiving Bryant Barr 3 receptions, 36 yards
Coastal Carolina Passing Grayson McCall 11/16, 273 yards, 2 TDs
Rushing C. J. Marable 11 carries, 51 yards
Receiving Isaiah Likely 3 receptions, 96 yards, 1 TD

Arkansas State

Arkansas State at Coastal Carolina
1 234Total
Red Wolves 14 009 23
Chanticleers 7 17721 52
  • Date: October 3, 2020
  • Location: Brooks Stadium
    Conway, SC
  • Game start: 12:01 p.m. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 35 minutes
  • Game attendance: 5,000
  • Game weather: • Weather: CLEAR • Wind: N 7 MPH
  • Referee: Wayne Winkler
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Bill Roth (play–by–play), Rene Ingoglia (analyst), and Taylor Davis (sideline reporter)
        

See also: 2020 Arkansas State Red Wolves football team

Over/under
ARST −3.5 64.5[7]
Statistics Arkansas State Coastal Carolina
First downs 15 25
Total yards 385 539
Rushing yards 36 217
Passing yards 349 322
Turnovers 2 3
Time of possession 18:39 41:21
Team Category Player Statistics
Arkansas State Passing Layne Hatcher 12/23, 184 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Lincoln Pare 6 carries, 18 yards
Receiving Brandon Bowling 7 receptions, 115 yards, 2 TDs
Coastal Carolina Passing Grayson McCall 20/29, 322 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing C. J. Marable 15 carries, 63 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Jaivon Heiligh 7 receptions, 93 yards, 1 TD

at Louisiana

Coastal Carolina at Louisiana
1 234Total
Chanticleers 7 6710 30
No. 21 Ragin' Cajuns 7 677 27
  • Date: October 14, 2020
  • Location: Cajun Field
    Lafayette, LA
  • Game start: 6:35 p.m. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 21 minutes
  • Game attendance: 5,585
  • Game weather: 81 °F (27 °C) • Weather: Clear • Wind: SSW 4 MPH
  • Referee: Jeremy Parker
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Chris Cotter (play–by–play), Eric MacLain (analyst), Lericia Harris (sideline reporter)
     

See also: 2020 Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns football team

Over/under
LA −8 58.5[8]
Statistics Coastal Carolina Louisiana
First downs 23 19
Total yards 414 413
Rushing yards 212 240
Passing yards 202 173
Turnovers 0 1
Time of possession 38:11 21:49
Team Category Player Statistics
Coastal Carolina Passing Grayson McCall 17/24, 202 yards, 2 TDs
Rushing C. J. Marable 17 carries, 73 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Jaivon Heiligh 8 receptions, 108 yards, 1 TD
Louisiana Passing Levi Lewis 14/24, 173 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Levi Lewis 6 carries, 84 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Jalen Williams 4 receptions, 89 yards, 1 TD

Georgia Southern

Georgia Southern at Coastal Carolina
1 234Total
Eagles 7 700 14
No. 25 Chanticleers 7 7014 28
  • Date: October 24, 2020
  • Location: Brooks Stadium
    Conway, SC
  • Game start: 12:02 p.m. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 20 minutes
  • Game attendance: 5,000
  • Game weather: 75 °F (24 °C) • Weather: Fair • Wind: N 2 MPH
  • Referee: T. Livingston
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Courtney Lyle (play–by–play) and Rene Ingoglia (analyst)
   

See also: 2020 Georgia Southern Eagles football team

Over/under
CCU −1 49[9]
Statistics Georgia Southern Coastal Carolina
First downs 12 20
Total yards 218 382
Rushing yards 119 130
Passing yards 99 252
Turnovers 2 2
Time of possession 27:43 32:17
Team Category Player Statistics
Georgia Southern Passing Shai Werts 7/20, 94 yards, 2 INTs
Rushing J. D. King 15 carries, 67 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Malik Murray 2 receptions, 46 yards
Coastal Carolina Passing Fred Payton 15/28, 252 yards, 3 TDs, 2 INTs
Rushing Shermari Jones 5 carries, 44 yards
Receiving Jaivon Heiligh 5 receptions, 107 yards

at Georgia State

Coastal Carolina at Georgia State
1 234Total
No. 20 Chanticleers 7 27143 51
Panthers 0 000 0
  • Date: October 31, 2020
  • Location: Center Parc Stadium
    Atlanta, GA
  • Game start: 12:02 p.m. EDT
  • Elapsed time: 2 hours and 53 minutes
  • Game attendance: 3,642
  • Game weather: 56 °F (13 °C) • Weather: Sunny • Wind: W 12 MPH
  • Referee: Wayne Winkler
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Mike Corey (play–by–play) and Jay Walker (analyst)
    

See also: 2020 Georgia State Panthers football team

Over/under
CCU −4 60.5[10]
Statistics Coastal Carolina Georgia State
First downs 30 5
Total yards 530 106
Rushing yards 250 76
Passing yards 280 30
Turnovers 1 2
Time of possession 41:04 18:56
Team Category Player Statistics
Coastal Carolina Passing Grayson McCall 18/24, 254 yards, 4 TDs
Rushing C. J. Marable 10 carries, 71 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Jaivon Heiligh 5 receptions, 81 yards, 2 TDs
Georgia State Passing Cornelious Brown IV 6/10, 30 yards, 1 INT
Rushing Destin Coates 11 carries, 56 yards
Receiving Sam Pinckney 2 receptions, 15 yards

South Alabama

South Alabama at Coastal Carolina
1 234Total
Jaguars 3 300 6
No. 15 Chanticleers 14 306 23
  • Date: November 7, 2020
  • Location: Brooks Stadium
    Conway, SC
  • Game start: 8:02 p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours, 6 minutes
  • Game attendance: 5,000
  • Game weather: 69 °F (21 °C) • Weather: Clear • Wind: NE, 5 MPH
  • Referee: Marshall Lewis
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Courtney Lyle (play–by–play) and Rene Ingoglia (analyst)
    

See also: 2020 South Alabama Jaguars football team

Over/under
CCU −17 57
Statistics South Alabama Coastal Carolina
First downs 16 18
Total yards 336 445
Rushing yards 93 236
Passing yards 243 209
Turnovers 2 2
Time of possession 30:15 29:45
Team Category Player Statistics
South Alabama Passing Desmond Trotter 23/31, 243 yards
Rushing Carlos Davis 17 carries, 73 yards
Receiving Jalen Wayne 5 receptions, 91 yards
Coastal Carolina Passing Grayson McCall 17/24, 209 yards, 1 TD
Rushing Reese White 9 carries, 81 yards
Receiving Jaivon Heiligh 5 receptions, 95 yards

Appalachian State

Appalachian State at Coastal Carolina
1 234Total
Mountaineers 7 1033 23
No. 15 Chanticleers 6 31213 34
  • Date: November 21, 2020
  • Location: Brooks Stadium
    Conway, SC
  • Game start: 12:01 p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:35
  • Game attendance: 5,000
  • Game weather: 72 °F (22 °C) • Weather: Sunny • Wind: ESE, 2 MPH
  • Referee: T. Livingston
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Clay Matvick (play–by–play), Dustin Fox (analyst), Marty Smith (sideline reporter)
       

See also: 2020 Appalachian State Mountaineers football team

Over/under
CCU −3 49
Statistics Appalachian State Coastal Carolina
First downs 22 16
Total yards 415 369
Rushing yards 204 189
Passing yards 211 200
Turnovers 3 1
Time of possession 33:50 26:10
Team Category Player Statistics
Appalachian State Passing Zac Thomas 17/29, 211 yards, 1 TD, 3 INTs
Rushing Camerun Peoples 27 carries, 178 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Malik Williams 3 receptions, 79 yards
Coastal Carolina Passing Grayson McCall 12/21, 200 yards, 2 TDs
Rushing Grayson McCall 14 carries, 69 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Isaiah Likely 3 receptions, 118 yards, 1 TD

at Texas State

Coastal Carolina at Texas State
1 234Total
No. 20 Chanticleers 14 2177 49
Bobcats 7 007 14
  • Date: November 28, 2020
  • Location: Bobcat Stadium
    San Marcos, TX
  • Game start: 3:05 p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 2 hours and 50 minutes
  • Game attendance: 3,245
  • Game weather: 59 °F (15 °C) • Weather: Cloudy, Light Rain • Wind: NNE 8 MPH
  • Referee: Marshall Lewis
  • TV announcers (ESPN+): Brant Freeman (play–by–play) and Keith Moreland (analyst)
     

See also: 2020 Texas State Bobcats football team

Over/under
CCU −17 58.5[11]
Statistics Coastal Carolina Texas State
First downs 32 13
Total yards 572 318
Rushing yards 406 116
Passing yards 116 202
Turnovers 0 1
Time of possession 37:31 22:29
Team Category Player Statistics
Coastal Carolina Passing Grayson McCall 11/18, 154 yards, 2 TDs
Rushing C. J. Marable 16 carries, 157 yards, 3 TDs
Receiving Isaiah Likely 4 receptions, 73 yards
Texas State Passing Brady McBride 20/26, 202 yards, 1 TD
Rushing Jahyml Jeter 7 carries, 47 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Calvin Hill 3 receptions, 68 yards

BYU

Main article: Mormons vs. Mullets

Coastal's originally scheduled opponent for this week was Liberty, which was forced to cancel the game due to COVID-19 issues. BYU, which had been looking to add a game for this week, was booked as the Flames' replacement.

BYU at Coastal Carolina
1 234Total
No. 13 Cougars 0 1430 17
No. 18 Chanticleers 6 736 22
  • Date: December 5, 2020
  • Location: Brooks Stadium
    Conway, SC
  • Game start: 5:37 p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 20 minutes
  • Game attendance: 5,000
  • Referee: Kyle Olson
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Bill Roth (play–by–play) and Dustin Fox (analyst)
   

See also: 2020 BYU Cougars football team

Over/under
BYU −10.5 63[12]
Statistics BYU Coastal Carolina
First downs 21 22
Total yards 405 366
Rushing yards 165 281
Passing yards 240 85
Turnovers 2 1
Time of possession 22:09 37:51
Team Category Player Statistics
BYU Passing Zach Wilson 19/30, 240 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Tyler Allgeier 13 carries, 106 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Dax Milne 6 receptions, 106 yards, 1 TD
Coastal Carolina Passing Grayson McCall 10/15, 85 yards
Rushing C. J. Marable 23 carries, 132 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Kameron Brown 4 receptions, 47 yards

at Troy

Postponed from originally scheduled date of November 14.

Coastal Carolina at Troy
1 234Total
No. 13 Chanticleers 14 7714 42
Trojans 3 13715 38
  • Date: December 12, 2020
  • Location: Veterans Memorial Stadium
    Troy, AL
  • Game start: 3:05 p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 30 minutes
  • Game attendance: 11,000
  • Game weather: 72 °F (22 °C) • Weather: Cloudy • Wind: N 11 MPH
  • Referee: Wayne Winkler
  • TV announcers (ESPN+): Will Kollmeyer (play–by–play) and Ben Stanfield (analyst)
         

See also: 2020 Troy Trojans football team

Over/under
CCU −13.5 51.5
Statistics Coastal Carolina Troy
First downs 29 29
Total yards 514 443
Rushing yards 176 89
Passing yards 338 354
Turnovers 1 3
Time of possession 36:28 23:32
Team Category Player Statistics
Coastal Carolina Passing Grayson McCall 24/29, 338 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing C. J. Marable 20 carries, 120 yards, 2 TDs
Receiving Jaivon Heiligh 11 receptions, 138 yards, 2 TDs
Troy Passing Gunnar Watson 25/37, 260 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Jamontez Woods 9 carries, 49 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Kaylon Geiger 9 receptions, 103 yards

vs. Liberty (Cure Bowl)

Liberty vs. Coastal Carolina
1 234OTTotal
Flames 14 37103 37
No. 12 Chanticleers 0 136150 34
  • Date: December 26, 2020
  • Location: Camping World Stadium
    Orlando, FL
  • Game start: 7:35 p.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 49 minutes
  • Game attendance: 4,488
  • Game weather: 44 °F (7 °C) • Weather: Frosty • Wind: Calm
  • Referee: Ron Hudson
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Roy Philpott (play–by–play), Kelly Stouffer (analyst), and Alex Chappell (sideline reporter)
        

See also: 2020 Liberty Flames football team and 2020 Cure Bowl

Over/under
CCU –6.5 60[13]
Statistics Liberty Coastal Carolina
First downs 26 24
Total yards 475 483
Rushing yards 255 165
Passing yards 220 318
Turnovers 3 1
Time of possession 30:49 29:11
Team Category Player Statistics
Liberty Passing Malik Willis 19/29, 220 yards, 2 INTs
Rushing Malik Willis 21 carries, 137 yards, 4 TDs
Receiving DJ Stubbs 5 receptions, 68 yards
Coastal Carolina Passing Grayson McCall 21/32, 318 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT
Rushing Grayson McCall 15 carries, 96 yards, 1 TD
Receiving Jaivon Heiligh 13 receptions, 178 yards

Rankings

Further information: 2020 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Final 
AP NR NR* NR RV NR RV RV 25 20 15 15 15 T 16 14 11 9 9 14 
Coaches NR NR* RV RV RV RV RV 24 21 16 17 18 17 14 13 12 11 14 
CFP Not released 20 18 13 12 12 Not released

Players drafted into the NFL

See also: 2021 NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
6 191 Tarron Jackson DE Philadelphia Eagles

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