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Coastal Carolina holds off Presbyterian 41-37

Nov 14, 2009 - 11:02 PM CONWAY, S.C.(AP) -- Zach MacDowall threw three touchdown passes and Coastal Carolina beat Presbyterian 41-37 on Saturday.

MacDowall went 11-for-23 for 193 yards passing with one interception for the Chanticleers (5-5, 3-2 Big South). MacDowall connected with Paul Nicholas on a pair of 23-yard touchdown passes, and Brandon Whitley on a 26-yard touchdown. Nicholas had four catches for 82 yards.

MacDowall's second touchdown pass to Nicholas with 10:41 to play in the third quarter gave the Chanticleers their largest lead at 41-24.

The Blue Hose (0-10, 0-5) scored the last two touchdowns of the game on a 3-yard pass from Brandon Miley to Robert Bumgarner and a 29-yard pass from Miley to Patrick McKoy. Miley went 20-for-32 with an interception for 251 yards. Lance Byrd rushed for 148 yards.

The Blue Hose have lost 13 straight games.