CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- Aramis Hillary threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score to help lead Coastal Carolina over Western Carolina 45-21 on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Hillary threw a 58-yard scoring pass to Matt Hazel in the third quarter and a 24-yarder to Akeem Wesley with 14:07 to play in the fourth to put the game out of reach at 45-14. Jamie Childers also had a touchdown catch as eight receivers caught passes for the Chanticleers (7-4).
Brandon Pechloff passed for 229 yards and three touchdowns for the Catamounts (1-10), who have lost nine straight games and 15 in a row to Division I teams. The Catamounts allowed 45.6 points this season.
The Coastal Carolina defense sacked Pechloff seven times and Johnnie Houston intercepted a pass and returned it 3 yards for a Chanticleers' touchdown.
The Chanticleers held possession 13 minutes longer than the Catamounts.