Chants go 5-0


Photo provided by Tiffany Henry

Running back CJ Beasley “hurdles” over Georgia Southern to score the winning touchdown, ending the game 34-30.

The CCU football team matched Hurricane Ian on Saturday night as they stormed down the field and scored a go-ahead touchdown with 38 seconds remaining against the Georgia Southern University Eagles 

The Chanticleers and the Eagles played a defensive first half, entering halftime tied at seven. 

The stadium lights illuminated a constant mist for most of the second half. Both offenses erupted coming out of the locker room. The scoring went back and forth.  

Georgia Southern scored two touchdowns and three field goals, including a go-ahead field goal with two minutes and five seconds remaining.  

To match this, 38 seconds remained in the game and the Chants were down 28-30, sophomore running back CJ Beasley scampered 24 yards to the end zone, hurdling a defender in the process. The game winning hurdle touchdown, which has earned a fan-favorite nickname as the “Myrtle Hurdle” and was featured at number eight on the SportsCenter Top 10.  

Jake Schaible, a senior at CCU, watched the game and was excited to see Beasley cross the goal line.  

“I was hyped when I saw it happen,” he said. “The hurdle was clutch.” 

Beasley finished with 12 carries for 64 yards and a touchdown as well as two catches for 15 yards. In addition to Beasley’s late-game heroics, quarterback Grayson McCall’s performance was a deciding factor in the outcome of the game. McCall completed 23 of 34 passes for 335 yards and three touchdowns, rushed 10 times for 34 yards and another touchdown.  

The Chanticleers play next on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. at the home of the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks.