CONWAY, S.C. — The battle has arrived.
Different opponent for No. 14 Coastal Carolina. Even bigger stakes in this Top 25 matchup between the Chanticleers and No. 8 BYU.
In another COVID-induced schedule twist, Coastal Carolina (9-0, No. 18 CFP) and BYU (9-0, No. 13 CFP) will square off after the Cougars stepped in to replace No. 25 Liberty.
“We have a great mindset,” Coastal Carolina coach Jamey Chadwell said. “We’ll play whoever, wherever.”
The Chanticleers’ ability to adjust on the fly will be tested as they get ready for the biggest game in their 18 seasons of mostly FCS football.
They had been preparing to play the Flames, Coastal’s one-time bitter FCS rival when both competed in the Big South