Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 2022 College Football Preview

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 2022 College Football Preview

July 17, 2022

2021 Recap

Record – 11-2

ATS – 6-7

Coastal Carolina won eleven games for the 2nd year in a row but certainly had to be disappointed after missing out on a trip to the Sun Belt Championship Game. Coastal was the betting favorite to win the conference heading into the season but dropped a pair of games in the span of four weeks and GLUG GLUG GLUG….the title hopes went down the drain. The Chanticleers treated us to an entertaining Cure Bowl when they went toe-to-toe with Northern Illinois and ended up victorious (47-41) to finish the campaign at 11-2.

Do they have the talent to make another run at the Sun Belt title?


Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 2022 Outlook

OFFENSE

The Chanticleers improved their PPG output for the 4th consecutive season LY and averaged a whopping 40.9 PPG (#5 FBS). They were impeccably balanced as per usual averaging 229 YPG on the ground and 266 YPG thru the air. QB Grayson McCall is a legit star and he comes into 2022 off another great season (73%, 27-3 TD to INT) but he’ll be without a BOATLOAD of last year’s key contributors. The top-three THROW GAME targets are gone including the outstanding WR Jaivon Heiligh (1,128, 7 TD) and their all-Universe TE Isaiah Likely who’s off to the NFL. Adding WR Sam Pinckney from Georgia St will help (815, 7 TD in 2020) but there’s no doubt they’re less potent at WR/TE. They’re set at RB with the return of two of the top-three including Braydon Bennett who averaged an impossible 8.6 (!!) YPC in 2021. Coastal is much less experienced up front heading into 2022 and return just a pair of starters. The Chanticleers will still have one of the better offenses in the Sun Belt but they’re much less scary than they were in 2021.

DEFENSE

Coastal had the #1 total defense in the conference LY (340 YPG) and the #2 scoring defense (21.6 PPG) but will have to endure a major rebuilding/reloading project in 2022. They return just three starters (!) on this side of the football and lose their top-five tacklers. At least the Chanticleers bring back a pair of key contributors in 1st Team Sun Belt member DL Josaiah Stewart (12.5 sacks) and CB D’Jordan Strong (10 PBU). They’re almost certain to take a moderate step backwards on defense unless the small handful of transfers exceed expectations. Stay tuned!

SPECIAL TEAMS

The Chanticleers lose essentially everyone of consequence from LY’s excellent special teams group including their combo of PK Massimo Biscardi (7/8 FG, 46-48 XP LY) and punter Charles Ouverson.

Schedule Analysis

Overall – It’s very manageable. They have a BUTTERY SOFT non-conference schedule, miss Louisiana and Troy from the West division, and get to play their first three games at home. Their conference fate has a good shot of being decided in a six-day (!) span when they face Marshall (A) and Appalachian St (H). Note that their final two games are ON THE HIGHWAY.

Potential ATS Trouble Spot – November 12 – Southern Miss

This isn’t an ideal spot to back the home favorite as this match-up with the Golden Eagles comes right after the aforementioned killer games with the Herd and Mountaineers.

Season Win Total

per BetOnline July 17

Over 7.5 -140

Under 7.5 +110

MEGALOCKS says:

Lean: Over

That’s a SPICY MEATBALL. We give them a good shot of winning eight or more games as it’s possible they start 6-1 or 7-0.

MEGAmazing Tidbits

Brooks Stadium, home of the teal TURF by the SURF in Conway, SC is named after the Brooks children, Coby Garrett and Boni Belle. Their father Robert Howell Brooks founded HOOTERS OF AMERICA INC. in 1984. **

** Karens all across America want to speak to our manager after being exposed to HOOTERS trivia


MEGALOCKS Outlook:

We knew these guys would have to undergo a major refresh of talent at some point, and well, welcome to 2022. It doesn’t hurt to have an elite QB and a crafty coaching staff but it’s gonna be tough to get past Marshall and Appalachian St. We’ll call for them to fall short of a division title but still expect this team to be an entertaining bunch. Good luck, Chants!


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Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 2021 College Football Preview

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 2021 College Football Preview

Created July 11, 2021

2020 Recap

Record – 11-1

ATS – 8-4

Yes, guy. That was fun.

The Chanticleers rattled off a PERFECT regular season (11-0) that included wins over Louisiana, Appalachian St, and BYU. The win over the Cougars was one of the best games of the year and BYU came within feet of winning the game on the last play. Sadly, the Sun Belt Championship Game was called off, and the Chanticleers were declared co-champs along with the Ragin’ Cajuns. Coastal Carolina and Liberty treated us to a great Cure Bowl and the Flames ruined Coastal’s perfect season with a 37-34 OT win.


Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 2021 Outlook

OFFENSE

Grayson McCall was one of the best QBs in all of college football LY and put up phenomenal numbers in leading his team to an 11-1 record. McCall had an insane 26-3 TD to INT ratio and completed 69% of his passes at 10 (!) yards per attempt. He also rushed for 569 yards and 7 TDs. McCall has his top-3 targets returning including WR Jaivon Heiligh (998, 15.4, 10 TD) and the impossibly-talented TE Isaiah Likely who averaged 20 (!) YPC on 30 grabs (5 TD). Losing CJ Marable at RB is a yuuuuge blow (887, 12 TD; 31 receptions, 7 TD) (!) and he’ll be tough to replace. The good news is that the #2 and #3 RBs (White, Jones) rushed for over 1,000 (!) yards and 13 TDs. The entire starting offensive line is back and they will have another fantastic season. They paved the way for 5.1 YPC LY (#4 Sun Belt) whilst allowing a mere 14 sacks (#2 sacks/game Sun Belt). The Chanticleers should be balanced and dangerous once again in 2021.

DEFENSE

Coastal Carolina was strong on this side of the ball as well LY as they ranked #3 in the Sun Belt in total defense (352 YPG) and #2 in scoring defense (20.3 PPG). They banked 34 (!) sacks and forced 25 turnovers (both #2 Sun Belt). Ten starters return on D but the only omission is their fine DE Tarron Jackson who led the team in sacks LY (8.5) whilst registering a mind-boggling 18 QBH. Jackson was named Sun Belt DPOY and is off to the NFL (Eagles). As hard as it is to believe, they still have the best DL in the conference with the return of 3rd Team AA DT CJ Brewer (6.5 sacks), DE/LB Jeffrey Gunter (6.5 sacks, 12 QBH) and the addition of transfer Manny Johnson from Georgia Tech. Leading tackler Silas Kelly is back at LB and the secondary returns every starter including 1st Team Sun Belt member CB D’Jordan Strong. They also add some interesting transfers to make this unit even stronger.

SPECIAL TEAMS

The kicking game is in good shape with the return of PK Massimo Biscardi (11/13 FG LY) and senior punter Charles Ouverson (37.6 net). Their return game was MEH in 2020 but you know they have the athletes on board to GIT ER DONE.

Schedule Analysis

Overall – It’s CHARMIN SOFT. They miss Louisiana from the West and the non-conference slate should be a cakewalk.

Potential ATS Trouble Spot – at Arkansas St (October 7th)

The only game that matters is the following week (at Appalachian St) and the Red Wolves are capable of SCORING the FOOTBALL.

Season Win Total

per 5Dimes July 12

Over 10 +105

Under 10 -125

MEGALOCKS says:

Lean: Over.

Not much room for error but it’s hard to see this team losing three regular season games and smoking your wager.

MEGAmazing Tidbits

In addition to overwhelming the opposition with RAW TALENT the Chanticleers played smart in 2020. They were +13 in turnover margin (#1 FBS), #8 in TOP (33:50), and #6 in penalty yards/game.


MEGALOCKS Outlook:

It’s Sun Belt Championship or BUST. This team is absolutely loaded and the schedule shouldn’t be a problem. The October visit to Boone, North Carolina LOOMS LARGE as the winner of that game will be a yuuuuge favorite to win the Sun Belt West division.

Good luck, Chanticleers!


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Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 2020 College Football Preview

College Football Predictions – Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 2020 College Football Preview

August 8, 2020

2019 Recap

Record – 5-7

ATS – 7-5

The Chanticleers got off to a solid 3-1 start that included a road win over Kansas but then proceeded to lose six of their next seven games. There were a few unfortunate CLOSE SHAVES as they lost three road (!) conference games (Georgia Southern, Arkansas St, ULM) by a combined seven points. Argh. They almost made their first bowl game in school history but it wasn’t meant to be. Can they turn the trick this year?


2020 MEGALOCKS Opening Power Rating

East Division – #3

Sun Belt – #5


Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 2020 Outlook

OFFENSE

Coastal Carolina was mediocre across the board last year but they were able to achieve decent balance on offense (196 rush YPG, 198 pass YPG) whilst putting up an acceptable 30 PPG (#7 Sun Belt). The Chants bring back a pair of QBs that are capable of running the offense. Fred Payton and Bryce Carpenter combined for over 2,300 yards passing, 571 rushing yards, and 20 TD passes a season ago. They also bring back their star RB CJ Marable who booked a 1,000-yard campaign on the ground LY whilst grabbing 38 receptions out of the backfield. The THROW GAME has continuity with the return of leading WR Jaivon Heiligh and their fine receiving TE Isaiah Likely (431, 13.5, 5 TD). The offensive line boasts four returning starters whom are all seniors.

We’ll call for a slight improvement on offense and let’s hope that can find a way to create more big plays (#7 Sun Belt in 20+ yard plays LY).

DEFENSE

Coastal Carolina was sneaky good on defense LY and ranked #4 in the Sun Belt in scoring defense and total defense. Their 30.5 PPG allowed was a good improvement from the previous two seasons (33.2, 34.0) and they bring back six starters including five in the front seven. DE Tarron Jackson is one of the most dangerous pass rushers in the conference (10 sacks LY) and they feature three seniors at LB including last year’s leading tackler LB Teddy Gallagher. Also note that LB Silas Kelly was #2 in tackles in 2018 (injured in September LY). The big issue could be a secondary that returns just one starter and allowed 69.7% completions (worst in Sun Belt) and 25 TD passes in 2019.

This looks like an average group and it seems likely they’ll struggle vs good passing teams.

SPECIAL TEAMS

PK Massimo Biscardi is coming off a fine season in which he nailed 15/20 FG attempts (6-6 from 40+ yards) and they return P Myles Prosser (#103 FBS net punting LY). Their return game might be weak as they were horrid on KR a season ago (#125 FBS) and will be without PR Ky’Jon Tyler who made a HOUSE CALL in 2019.

Schedule Analysis

Overall – Both of their non-conference games are winnable (at Kansas, Campbell) but they start Sun Belt action with a pair of tough opponents (Arkansas St, at Louisiana). Things get easier in November.

Potential ATS Trouble Spot – at Texas St (November 28)

This will be a tough spot if either a) the season is over (no shot of a bowl game) or b) they NEED this one to make their first bowl appearance (pressure, yo). Stay tuned.

Season Win Total

Waiting for Vegas/Offshore number.

MEGALOCKS says:

Waiting for Vegas/Offshore number.

MEGAmazing Tidbits

Last year, the Chanticleers booked their first win over a Power 5 opponent when they defeated Kansas by a score of 12-7 in an epic SNOT BUBBLER.


MEGALOCKS Outlook:

There’s enough interesting pieces on hand to make us think they have a shot to get to their first bowl game. The offense has some upside potential and the front seven on defense has a lot of experience. It’s definitely a good thing that they got in a lot of practice in the spring before things were shut down. Hmm. Potential SURPRISE PACKAGE.

#ChantsUp


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Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 2019 College Football Preview

College Football Predictions – Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 2019 College Football Preview

2018 Recap

Record – 5-7

ATS – 4-7-1

It was “A Bridge Too Far”.

The Chanticleers got off to a hot 5-3 start and needed just one more win to achieve bowl eligibility for the first time. Sadly, they dropped their final four games including a disappointing loss to South Alabama in the season finale. They bagged a couple of quality wins (UAB, at Louisiana) and have to feel good about where the program is headed.

Jamey Chadwell officially takes over the head coaching duties and will try and get these guys over the hump and into the postseason.


2019 MEGALOCKS Opening Power Rating

East Division – #5

Sun Belt – #8


Coastal Carolina Chanticleers 2019 Outlook

OFFENSE

The quarterback situation looks promising with a pair of exciting sophomores at their disposal. Fred Payton and Bryce Carpenter combined for 66% completions and a tidy 11-4 TD to INT ratio a season ago. It will be interesting to see who starts the first game but we are fairly certain that both young men will get a chance to shine. The Chanticleers return #1 RB CJ Marable (719, 6.1, 6 TD) but do lose the proven depth they had in the RB room. Kentucky transfer RB Sihiem King could be a hidden gem.  The WR and TE groups return almost completely intact other than one notable exception. Last season’s #1 WR Malcolm Williams moves on and he was by far the team leader in receptions and receiving yards while catching 5 TDs. We like the look of the offensive line as they return four starters to a group that facilitated a decent rushing attack last season (199 YPG, #4 Sun Belt). They need to clean up their pass protection in a big way after allowing 37 a season ago which was by far the worst total in the conference.

We are optimistic about the offense and think that the Chanticleers can get close to the 30 PPG mark (26.7 LY). The new co-OCs have some nice tools in the toolbox to work with in 2019.

DEFENSE

Coastal Carolina struggled across the board on defense last year and it ultimately cost them a bowl bid. They were 9th in the Sun Belt defending the run (244 YPG) and yielded 7.3 YPP (#9 Sun Belt) whilst allowing 33.2 PPG. They also struggled achieving PENETRATION with just 19 sacks to their credit. There is some hope on the horizon as DC Marvin Sanders has eight returning starters to work with along with eight of the top-ten tacklers from a season ago. The bad news is that they lose one of their premier players in DE Jeffrey Gunter who elected to transfer after leading the team in sacks and TFL (5, 14) last year. The defense has a good deal of experience at DL and LB which makes us suspect they will be better defending the run. We worry about a secondary that allowed 61% completions and a mediocre 20-4 TD to INT ratio a season ago. Those four picks were the fewest in the FBS (Oregon St – 3). Fun fact: USC had the same TD to INT ratio of 20-4. Win a BAR BET with that tasty trivia nugget.

Coastal Carolina has allowed 33 and 34 PPG the past two seasons. We forecast mild improvement but it’s hard to bank on much more.

SPECIAL TEAMS

We really like the Coastal Carolina kicking game as PK Massimo Biscardi is pretty much LIGHTS OUT (13/16 FG LY) on three-pointers and P Charles Ouverson is solid (38.9 net LY). They could use some spice in the return units.

Schedule Analysis

Overall – Looks good. Coastal Carolina has a shot to do very well in non-conference action as they have several winnable games in there (Eastern Michigan, at Kansas, Norfolk St, at Massachusetts).

Potential ATS Trouble Spot – at Massachusetts (September 21)

The Chanticleers have taken care of the Minutemen in each of the last two seasons BUT this game pops up before conference play begins (Appalachian St) AND the Chants might actually be favored in this game. They have not been successful in limited opportunities in the role of betting favorite.

Season Win Total

Over 4.5 +140

Under 4.5 -160

MEGALOCKS says:

Lean to the ‘over’. They should be able to get to five wins.

MEGAmazing Tidbits

Conway is a town of around 16,000 just a few miles south of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We will be an hour away on vacation in a month. WOO!

The Chanticleer, pronounced “SHON-ti-clear” is a reference to Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, a classic work of English literature. In one of the tales, the Chanticleer is a fierce rooster that rules its barnyard. Now THAT is a KNOWLEDGE BOMB.


MEGALOCKS ATS Outlook: Neutral

These guys appear to be on the right track. They did well to bag five wins a season ago and were almost able to SHOCK THE WORLD by getting a bowl bid. This has the look of a five or six win team and they are probably at least a year away from contending in the division. Our SUN BELT INSIDERS are optimistic that they can get to five wins heading into the season finale with current DOORMAT Texas St, take care of things at home, and achieve bowl eligibility.

From a betting perspective, this has the look of an inconsistent team as they are still building from the ground up. We recommend taking a pass early in the year until we get clues related to defensive improvement.

BALL AT THE BEACH. LET’S GO!


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