17th ranked Coastal Carolina blocked a punt and an extra point as part of a dominating 49-22 victory over Kansas on Friday night at Brooks Stadium in Conway. CCU (2-0) improved to 3-0 all-time against the Jayhawks, playing in front of an announced crowd of 17,697, the largest to witness a football game at CCU.
Coastal quarterback Grayson McCall was nearly perfect, throwing for 245 yards and two touchdowns on 17-of-21 passing. Running back Reese White chipped in 102 yards on the ground and three scores as the Chanticleers rolled up 460 yards in total offense.
However, it was the special teams that may have had the greatest impact on the game. Midway through the second quarter, safety Alex Spillum blocked a Reis Vernon punt and then pounced on the football in the end zone to put CCU up 21-9. Prior to that special teams gem, defensive end Jeffrey Gunter blocked an extra point, after Kansas grabbed a 9-7 lead late in the opening quarter.
Jayhawks (1-1) quarterback Jason Bean was a one man show, rushing for 102 yards with two touchdowns, while throwing for 189 yards on 12-of-23 attempts. The transfer from North Texas accounted for 291 of the 412 yards in total offense that Kansas mustered on the night.
CCU visits Buffalo next Saturday for its first weekend game of the regular season. Meantime, Kansas returns home to open Big-12 play against the Baylor Bears.