Conway, SC - Damian Williams completed 27-of-38 passes for 269 yards with two touchdowns to help Texas State spoil Coastal Carolina's Homecoming as the Bobcats claimed a 27-7 victory Saturday night at Brooks Stadium.
The Bobcats grabbed an early 7-0 lead, scoring on their first possession. Texas State pulled out a trick play, using a double reverse as quarterback Damian Williams took the ball after two pitches and found tight end Gabe Schrade streaking down the left sideline for a 54-yard touchdown.
The Chanticleers looked like they would be going down 10 as Texas State lined up for a 44-yard field goal on its second possession. However, there was a bad exchange on the snap and Coastal's Anthony Chesley scooped the ball on the 50 yards line and ran untouched to the end zone to tie the game at 7-7.
With 4:20 left in the second quarter, Texas State put together a 14-play, 85-yard scoring drive. The Bobcats got a 33-yard pass from Williams to Tyler Watts, took advantage of two 15-yard penalties on the Chants and converted a third-and-nine with a completion to the CCU two yard line. Three plays later, Williams hit Eric Luna on a quick slant for a seven-yard TD to give Texas State a 14-7 lead.
The Bobcats got the ball back with 2:09 left before the break, drove 68 yards in 11 plays and Foster Hilborn hit a 37-yard field goal as time expired to give the visitors a 17-7 lead at halftime.
Hilborn would add a 37-yard field goal with 2:54 left in the third quarter to put his Bobcats up 20-7. Texas State pushed its lead to 20 as the fourth quarter began when Anthony Smith found pay dirt from one yard out.