CHARLESTON, S.C -- A.J. Toscano threw for 374 yards and three touchdowns as Charleston Southern defeated Mars Hill 28-14 on Saturday.
Toscano put the Buccaneers (2-1) ahead less than a minute into the opening quarter on a 21-yard touchdown pass to Kwame Krakue.
DeMarcus Moon added a 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter to give Charleston Southern a 14-0 lead. Jonas Randolph scored on a 2-yard run to pull the Lions to within seven points before halftime for Mars Hill (2-2).
A 24-yard touchdown reception by Moon and another 24-yard catch by James Nunley gave Charleston Southern a 28-7 lead with 3:39 left on the clock.
Mars Hill quarterback Jon Richt tossed a 43-yard touchdown to P.J. Gore for the game's final score with 10 seconds left.
Buccaneers wide receiver Gerald Stevenson had six catches for 198 yards to lead all receivers.