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
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