JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Layne Hatcher connected with Kirk Merritt for a 21-yard, go-ahead touchdown with 32 seconds left and Arkansas State beat Coastal Carolina 28-27 on Saturday despite turning it over five times.
Arkansas State led 21-13 at the end of the third quarter, but Coastal Carolina had consecutive touchdown drives to get within 27-21 with 2:31 left. The Red Wolves answered with an 11-play, 76-yard drive to take the lead.
Coastal Carolina took over with three timeouts and ran it on first down for nine yards, followed by two incompletions. With 18 seconds left, the Chanticleers were stopped short on another run and Arkansas State ran out the clock.