CONWAY, S.C. -- Osharmar Abercrombie had 17 carries for 149 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday night and Coastal Carolina opened its season with a 38-28 win over Massachusetts.
The Chanticleers scored 17 straight points to pull away in the second half, taking the lead for good at 24-21 on Evan Rabon's 46-yard field goal with 9:24 left in the third quarter. Tyler Keane added to the lead on a 13-yard TD pass to Chris Jones with 4:48 left in the third and Abercrombie scored on a 7-yard run with 3:45 left in the game.
Dalton Demos had two TD runs in the first quarter for Coastal Carolina, which never trailed and led 21-14 at halftime.
The CFP committee should have an easy task Tuesday (7 p.m. ET on ESPN and the ESPN App), but what if Alabama doesn't play for the SEC title? Or a three-loss Ohio State wins the Big Ten? Some scenarios are great for each league. Others could be disastrous.
a reference to the interstate highway that links the schools' campuses in Orlando and Tampa, respectively -- but none had the impact or buildup that goes with this week's matchup.
Tensions are always high when Mississippi and Mississippi State collide on the gridiron, but this week's meeting seems even more intense than normal.
Aztecs running back Rashaad Penny isn't a finalist for the Doak Walker Award, despite being the NCAA's leading rusher -- something SDSU's offensive coordinator deemed "a disgrace." Penny has 1,824 yards and 17 rushing touchdowns.
ESPN's Ryan Clark chats with the TOL crew about the highly-anticipated game and answers an interesting question about the Tide.
The TOL crew chats with Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson about being one of the SEC's elite kickers and the upcoming matchup vs. rival Bama.