Chants get down and dirty, rally past Runnin’ Bulldogs

ccufoot-gwCoastal Carolina overcame two first-half turnovers and out-scored Gardner-Webb 14-0 in the second half to claim a 17-7 victory versus The Runnin’ Bulldogs Saturday afternoon at Spangler Stadium.

The Chanticleers, ranked 16th in the FCS poll, improve to 4-2 for the season, 7-0 all-time in game played at GWU and 12-2 in the overall series versus the Bulldogs (3-4). Coastal also improved to 12-2 when coming off a bye week.

De’Angelo Henderson scored for the 32nd consecutive game and eclipsed the 100-yard plateau for the 23rd time in 36 career starts. However, after scoring early in the fourth quarter – which proved to be the game-winner, he left the game with an injury. He finished with 22 rushes for 101 yards. Senior Kenneth Daniels, getting the most extensive action of his career, added 75 rushing yards on 12 attempts.

Chanticleer quarterback Tyler Keane completed 15-of-18 passes for 100 yards and a score. The 83.3 passing percentage is the third-best, single-game effort in CCU history. Three of CCU’s top four efforts in the category have come against GWU. Last year, Alex Ross completed a school-record 87.5 percent of his passes (14-of-16) versus the Bulldogs, while Tyler Thigpen is now fourth on the list as he completed 81.5 percent (22-of-27) of his passes in 2006 in Boiling Springs.

Keane’s top target was Bruce Mapp, who hauled in a season-high six passes for 53 yards and a touchdown. Mapp has caught a pass in 16 straight games and has a touchdown in seven of his last 10 contests. Mapp, with 159 career receptions, needs three catches to pass Jerome Simpson for second on the CCU all-time list. (Matt Hazel owns the CCU record with 183.)

Although Coastal scored a season-low 17 points, it out-gained Gardner-Webb with 349 yards of total offense including 249 on the ground – to the Bulldogs’ 223. GWU only had 110 yards in the first half and, until compiling 69 yards on its final drive, only had 44 yards in the second half on its first five possessions. Leading the Chanticleer defense were linebackers Alex Scearce and Shane Johnson as each had nine tackles. Richie Sampson added eight stops with two pass break-ups and Jabarai Bothwell recorded 3.5 tackles.

Coastal broke the scoreless tie with 9:18 left in the second quarter thanks to a 23-yard Ryan Granger field goal. After CCU threw an interception in the end zone, the Chanticleer defense responded with a quick three-and-out. Coastal took over near midfield after the GWU punt. On the first play of the series, Ky’Jon Tyler took the ball on a reverse and gained 22 yards. A facemask penalty on the play moved the ball to the Bulldog 15. The Chants would get inside the GWU one, but a nice defensive play on third down forced Granger to kick a field goal.

A Chanticleer turnover late in the first half led to a Gardner-Webb touchdown and 7-3 lead at the break. On a completion to the GWU 31, Bulldog linebacker Chad Geter forced a fumble that Jaylan Foster scooped and returned the ball to the 15 yard line. A facemask penalty on the play moved the ball to the CCU seven. Two plays later, with four seconds left on the clock, Tyrell Maxwell hit Adonus Lee in the right corner of the end zone for the score.

The teams traded zeroes in the third quarter. However, CCU was driving to end the period and started the fourth on the Gardner-Webb 10. Henderson took a sweep nine yards to the one then capped the drive with a one-yard plunge into the end zone to give Coastal a 10-7 lead.

Coastal pushed its advantage to 10, 17-7, with 7:37 left. Keane hooked up with Mapp three times in the drive, one for an 11-yard first down, one for a 16-yard first down and one for an 11-yard TD.

Gardner-Webb mounted a final drive, getting 69 yards on 10 plays, but Kamron Summers sealed the win for Coastal with an interception in the end zone with 49 seconds left.

Coastal Carolina has seven interceptions in six games this year after tallying just six in 12 games last season.

Coastal Carolina will return home next Saturday (Oct. 22) to host Central Connecticut State at 2 pm as art of the University’s Homecoming activities next week.

Photo by Johnny Gasque/CCU Athletics

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