BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- Zach MacDowall threw for 292 yards and three touchdowns to lead Coastal Carolina to a 23-18 win against Gardner-Webb on Saturday.
The Chanticleers (5-5, 1-3 Big South Conference) won despite being outgained 439-344 by the Bulldogs (5-5, 2-2). Coastal Carolina had seven third-down conversions to Gardner-Webb's four, and the Bulldogs' final drive of the game stalled in opposition territory to seal defeat.
Ryan Gates' 29-yard field goal put the Bulldogs ahead 3-0 to open the first, and MacDowall hit Marquel Willis on touchdown passes of 3 and 2 yards to put the Chanticleers ahead 13-6 at the half.
After MacDowall hit Trent Usher on a 39-yard score that gave the Chanticleers a 20-12 lead, Campbell and Collins connected on a 15-yard score to pull the Bulldogs within two points with nine minutes to play. But James Pallassino's 36-yard kick with 47 seconds to play sealed the win for Coastal Carolina.
Joey Counts scored on a 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal with 2 seconds left to give Montana a 38-35 victory over four-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State on Saturday.
Transfer Vernon Adams will be the starting quarterback when Oregon begins its season against Eastern Washington on Sept. 5.
Tim Beckman is threatening legal action after Illinois fired him as football coach Friday amid allegations of influencing medical decisions and pressuring players to play hurt.
LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron revealed in a post-practice news conference that he has been treated for prostate cancer but plans to coach this season.
The woman who accused former Baylor defensive end Sam Ukwuachu of raping her in 2013 has hired a Title IX law firm to represent her in potential civil litigation.
Arkansas tight end C.J. O'Grady has been arrested by Fayetteville police and charged with driving while intoxicated and being a minor in possession of alcohol.