CULLOWHEE, N.C. — Aramis Hillary threw three touchdown passes and ran for a score to lead Coastal Carolina over Western Carolina 45-21 on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Hillary, a former Strom Thurmond standout, threw a 58-yard scoring pass to former North Augusta star 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).
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 20, SAVANNAH STATE 10
In Savannah, Ga., Richard Cue had 258 all-purpose yards and Asheton Jordon added 151 on the ground to lead South Carolina State in the season finale for both teams.
S.C. State (7-4, 6-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) opened the game with 17 unanswered points to take a 17-3 lead into halftime. Cue’s 28-yard run in the first quarter gave the Bulldogs a 10-0 advantage. Jordon’s 15-yard touchdown run capped off a 12-play, 75-yard drive.
Derek Williams and Blake Erickson exchanged field goals and Antonio Bostick connected with Brian Lackey for Savannah State (1-10, 1-7) for the final margin.
Cue, who rushed for 116 yards, also threw for 142 yards on 14 for 25 passing. Jordon paced the rushing attack for the Bulldogs, tallying 153 yards on 15 carries.
Erickson kicked three field goals for S.C. State.
WOFFORD 28, CHATTANOOGA 27
In Chattanooga, Tenn., Mitch Allen punched in a 1-yard touchdown run with 37 seconds left, keeping Wofford’s hopes alive for an at-large Football Championship Subdivision playoff berth.
Donovan Johnson finished with 141 yards rushing and two touchdowns for Wofford (8-3, 6-2 Southern Conference), which racked up 358 rush yards, while Eric Breitenstein had 140 and a score on the ground.
APPALACHIAN STATE 28, ELON 24
In Elon, N.C., Jamal Jackson threw a career-best four touchdown passes to rally Appalachian State from a 21-point, first-quarter deficit.
The comeback ties the largest deficit overcome by the Mountaineers (8-3, 6-2 Southern Conference) since 1972.
Appalachian State rallied from a 28-7 halftime deficit to defeat Chattanooga, 42-41 in its 2010 opener.
PRESBYTERIAN 45, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 14
In Clinton, S.C., Ryan Singer passed for two long touchdowns and ran for another score as Presbyterian routed winless Charleston Southern in the season finale for both teams.
The Blue Hose (4-7, 3-3 Big South Conference) snapped a five-game losing streak to the Buccaneers and ended the season with two consecutive wins after also dominating Virginia Military Institute 38-6 on Nov. 12. Presbyterian finished with its fewest losses since 2007, when it was 6-5.
Charleston Southern (0-11, 0-7) has lost 12 in a row dating to last season.