Scores

Final

Bethune-Cookman 24

(10-3, 5-2 away)

Coast Carolina 48

(11-2, 7-0 home)

1:00 PM ET, November 30, 2013

Brooks Stadium, Conway, SC

1 2 3 4 T
COOK 3 7 0 1424
CCAR 21 6 7 1448

Top Performers

Passing: A. Ross (CCAR) - 256 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: L. Taliaferro (SOU) - 19 CAR, 85 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: E. Poole (COOK) - 8 REC, 120 YDS, 1 TD

Ross throws for 4 TDs to lead Coastal Carolina past Bethune-Cookman 48-24 in FCS playoffs

Associated Press

CONWAY, S.C. -- Alex Ross threw four touchdown passes to lead Coastal Carolina to a 48-24 victory over Bethune-Cookman in the first round of the FCS playoffs Saturday.

Both Coastal Carolina (11-2, 4-1 Big South) and Bethune-Cookman (10-3, 7-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) are ranked, and each were conference co-champions. Coastal Carolina travels December 7 to Montana (10-2) for the second round.

Ross threw two of his TD passes in the first half, Mike McClure returned a fumble 39 yards for a score, and Lorenzo Taliaferro rushed for an 8-yard touchdown as the Chanticleers built a 27-10 halftime lead.

The Chanticleers opened the second half with TD passes of 23 and 21 from Ross. Ross was 13 of 18 for 256 yards passing without throwing an interception. Taliaferro led the Chanticleers with 85 yards rushing.

Brodrick Waters threw for a 16-yard touchdown and rushed for a 27-yard TD to lead Bethune-Cookman.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
COOK
CCAR
1st Downs2820
Total Yards460473
Passing304256
Rushing156217
Penalties6-347-66
3rd Down Conversions5-168-12
4th Down Conversions3-50-0
Turnovers10
Possession37:4622:14

Passing Leaders

Bethune-CookmanC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Williams16/292027.000
Coastal CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ross13/1825614.240

Rushing Leaders

Bethune-CookmanCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jackson16593.7011
White9475.2013
Coastal CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Taliaferro19854.5114
Kennedy6488.0020

Receiving Leaders

Bethune-CookmanRECYDSAVGTDLG
Poole812015.0140
Baker26331.5045
Coastal CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Blanks26934.5150
Hazel36421.3236

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCOOKCCAR
TD09:55Tyrell Blanks 19 Yd Pass From Alex Ross (Alex Catron Kick) 07
TD08:17Mike McClure 39 Yd Fumble Return (Alex Catron Kick) 014
FG03:05Jonathan Cagle 23 Yd 314
TD00:40Matt Hazel 36 Yd Pass From Alex Ross (Alex Catron Kick) 321
SECOND QUARTERCOOKCCAR
TD12:22Quentin Williams 4 Yd Run (Jonathan Cagle Kick) 1021
TD07:25Lorenzo Taliaferro 8 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 1027
THIRD QUARTERCOOKCCAR
TD04:39John Israel 23 Yd Pass From Alex Ross (Alex Catron Kick) 1034
FOURTH QUARTERCOOKCCAR
TD14:28Matt Hazel 21 Yd Pass From Alex Ross (Alex Catron Kick) 1041
TD08:29Eddie Poole 16 Yd Pass From Brodrick Waters (Brodrick Waters Run For Two-Point Conversion) 1841
TD05:26Brodrick Waters 27 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2441
TD04:53Travis Small 17 Yd Run (Ryan Granger Kick) 2448