Scores

Final

Coast Carolina 27

(1-0, 1-0 away)

S Carolina St 20

(0-1, 0-1 home)

6:00 PM ET, August 31, 2013

Oliver C. Dawson Stadium, Orangeburg, SC

1 2 3 4 T
CCAR 6 6 8 727
SCST 6 7 7 020

Top Performers

Passing: R. Cue (SCST) - 178 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: L. Taliaferro (SOU) - 23 CAR, 151 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. McDonald (SCST) - 4 REC, 108 YDS, 1 TD

Coastal Carolina 27, SC State 20

Associated Press

ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- Quinn Backus' blocked field goal return for a touchdown and a defensive goal-line stand were the game-changers Saturday as Coastal Carolina beat SC State 27-20.

Backus scooped up a third-quarter field goal try that was blocked by LaDarius Hawthorne and raced 56 yards to score. Dalton Demos tied it at 20 with a 2-point conversion run and CCU's defense, largely manhandled in the first half, stepped up to shut down the Bulldogs' next drive with a goal-line stand.

CCU scored 15 unanswered points, including a game-winning 99-yard drive capped by a 1-yard run by Lorenzo Taliafero, who also scored in the first quarter on a 3-yard Alex Ross pass.

SC State led 13-12 at the half and Richard Cue threw a 74-yard score to Tyler McDonald for a 20-12 lead. The Bulldogs were threatening to pull away when Hawthorne blocked the kick.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CCAR
SCST
1st Downs2221
Total Yards369365
Passing162178
Rushing207187
Penalties5-456-49
3rd Down Conversions4-137-19
4th Down Conversions0-02-5
Turnovers11
Possession31:3028:30

Passing Leaders

Coastal CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ross21/331624.911
South Carolina StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cue13/231787.710

Rushing Leaders

Coastal CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Taliaferro231516.6121
Henderson5265.208
South Carolina StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Taylor24803.3125
Pendergrass18583.2016

Receiving Leaders

Coastal CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bennett56613.2030
Hazel5377.4013
South Carolina StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
McDonald410827.0174
Davis3289.3015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCCARSCST
TD06:40Lorenzo Taliaferro 3 Yd Pass From Alex Ross (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 60
TD02:02Richard Cue 11 Yd Run (Two-Point Run Conversion Failed) 66
SECOND QUARTERCCARSCST
FG13:35Alex Catron 36 Yd 96
TD10:34Justin Taylor 25 Yd Run (Nick Belcher Kick) 913
FG00:50Alex Catron 32 Yd 1213
THIRD QUARTERCCARSCST
TD14:07Tyler McDonald 74 Yd Pass From Richard Cue (Nick Belcher Kick) 1220
TD07:00Quinn Backus 56 Yd Return Of Blocked Field Goal (Dalton Demos Run For Two-Point Conversion) 2020
FOURTH QUARTERCCARSCST
TD10:52Lorenzo Taliaferro 1 Yd Run (Alex Catron Kick) 2720