Scores

Final

Charl Southern 20

(5-6, 3-3 Big South)

Coast Carolina 41

(7-4, 5-1 Big South)

3:30 PM ET, November 17, 2012

Brooks Stadium, CONWAY, SC

1 2 3 4 T
CHSO 0 7 6 720
CCAR 14 7 17 341

Top Performers

Passing: M. Dixon (CHSO) - 122 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Hillary (CCAR) - 14 CAR, 115 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: N. Prater (CHSO) - 2 REC, 58 YDS, 1 TD

Coastal Carolina 41, Charleston Southern 20

Associated Press

CONWAY, S.C. -- Sophomore Quinn Backus had 14 tackles to set a Coastal Carolina single-season record as the Chanticleers overwhelmed Charleston Southern 41-20 Saturday to win a share of their fifth Big South Conference title in 10 years fielding a football program.

Coastal Carolina (7-4, 5-1) shares the league title with Stony Brook and Liberty, but advances to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs based on the tiebreaker.

Backus, who now has 123 tackles, also forced a fumble and ended the Buccaneers' first drive of the game with an interception. That sparked Coastal Carolina to three straight rushing touchdowns by Lorenzo Taliaferro (2 yards), Aramis Hillary (4 yards) and Jeremy Height (2 yards). Hillary finished with 115 yards on 14 carries.

Coastal Carolina's Marcus Whitener added two third-quarter rushing scores.

However, Charleston Southern outgained the Chanticleers in total offense, 364 to 354, led by Malcolm Dixon's 122 yards passing with one touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CHSO
CCAR
1st Downs1820
Total Yards364354
Passing163102
Rushing201252
Penalties10-677-49
3rd Down Conversions6-179-14
4th Down Conversions4-61-1
Turnovers21
Possession30:5929:01

Passing Leaders

Charleston SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dixon8/161227.611
Coastal CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hillary12/221024.600

Rushing Leaders

Charleston SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson7578.1034
Allen13493.8117
Coastal CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hillary141158.2146
Height14684.9115

Receiving Leaders

Charleston SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Prater25829.0137
Archie25125.5034
Coastal CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mastromatteo5499.8018
Pauciello11818.0018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCHSOCCAR
TD07:02Lorenzo Taliaferro 2 Yd Run (Alex Catron Kick) 07
TD01:54Aramis Hillary 4 Yd Run (Alex Catron Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERCHSOCCAR
TD02:14Jeremy Height 2 Yd Run (Alex Catron Kick) 021
TD00:00Larry Jones III 7 Yd Pass From Derek Hatcher (T.J. Higgins Kick) 721
THIRD QUARTERCHSOCCAR
TD10:24Marcus Whitener 1 Yd Run (Austin Cain Run For Two-Point Conversion) 729
TD06:03Teddy Allen 5 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 1329
DC06:03Dontavais Johnson 0 Yd Off An Interception 1331
TD01:02Marcus Whitener 2 Yd Run (Alex Catron Kick) 1338
FOURTH QUARTERCHSOCCAR
FG13:51Alex Catron 36 Yd 1341
TD08:38Nathan Prater 37 Yd Pass From Malcolm Dixon (T.J. Higgins Kick) 2041