2. The Most Underrated Thing Was …
Coastal Carolina survived Troy.
Oh sure, the Mullets vs. Mormons win over BYU was as good as it gets, but the 42-38 victory over Troy was even better.
The Chanticleers appeared to have the game in control up 35-23 with five minutes to play, but Troy managed to rally for two touchdowns and 15 points – helped by an interception – in less than two minutes to take a 38-35 lead with just over a minute to play.
Coastal Carolina QB Grayson McCall hit three passes and came up with a short run before finding Jaivon Heiligh for a 23-yard touchdown with 23 seconds to play for the win.
Thanks to this comeback victory over a totally mediocre Trojan team, Coastal Carolina was able to move up to No. 9 in the latest AP poll and 12th in the Coaches.
The win kept alive the possibility of a New Year’s Six appearance for the Sun Belt if Cincinnati slips.