W. Illinois 17, Coastal Carolina 10

Quarterback Matt Barr’s second rushing touchdown of the game

with 1:50 remaining gave Western Illinois a 17-10 victory over

Coastal Carolina on Saturday in the first round of the Football

Championship Subdivision playoffs.

The Leathernecks (8-4), who finished second in the Missouri

Valley Conference, will play at top-seeded Appalachian State on

Dec. 4.

Barr’s 5-yard winning score came three plays after he threw a

38-yard pass to Bryce Flowers moved the ball to the Coastal

Carolina 7-yard line.

The Chanticleers (6-6), who finished in a three-way tie for the

Big South Conference title, then drove to the Western Illinois 4,

aided by two major penalties, before Kieron James picked off a pass

by Zach MacDowall.

MacDowall was intercepted four times in the game, and Coastal

Carolina also lost a fumble. Western Illinois was intercepted

twice.