Chants draw No. 7 playoff seed despite first defeat

NCAA Big South ConferenceCCU defeats Elon 31 to 3Despite suffering its first loss of the season on Saturday, the Coastal Carolina football team earned a top eight overall seed and a first-round bye in the FCS tournament for the first time in school history.

Coastal drew the No. 7 overall seed and will play host to the winner of Saturday’s first-round game between Morgan State and Richmond in the second round. If Coastal wins, it would likely face a return trip to three-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State.

While the second-round game will be played at Coastal Carolina, it is an NCAA event and the game is not part of the 2014 CCU season ticket package. Also, there will be no discounts or group rates. Tickets will be $20 for the upper level and $15 for the lower level. Coastal Carolina students will be admitted for free with a valid student I.D., courtesy of the University. (Note, students should use the same online process as it would for a regular home game.)

Current CCU season ticket holders (excluding Family Zone) will have the opportunity to purchase their same seats. However, the deadline to do so will be Dec. 2.  While the playoff game is not part of the season ticket package, donor restricted parking lots and their respective 2014 football season parking passes will remain valid for all playoff games. Complimentary gameday parking and the shuttle system will be available in all general lots and signage will direct fans to those lots on gameday. For more information about purchasing tickets, contact the CCU Athletics Ticket Office at 843-347-8499.

Despite a record performance by linebacker Quinn Backus, the # 1/2 Coastal Carolina football team suffered its first loss on a blocked field on the game’s final play in what was the team’s regular-season finale Saturday afternoon, falling to Liberty 15-14 at Brooks Stadium.

Both Coastal Carolina (11-1 overall and 4-1 in the Big South) and Liberty (8-4, 4-1) share the Big South title for third consecutive season. Liberty earns the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division I FCS playoffs.

John Lunsford hit a 32-yard field goal with 1:20 left in the game to put the Flames up 15-14. However, Alex Ross hit Bruce Mapp for a 39-yard gain and the Chants would move to the Liberty six with three seconds left. Alex Catron’s 24-yard field goal was blocked by Liberty’s Chima Uzowihe to preserve the win for the Flames.

This is the second consecutive year a Coastal Carolina-Liberty game has ended with a blocked field goal as the Chants won a double-overtime thriller in Lynchburg last season.

Backus tied a Coastal Carolina program record with 20 tackles in the game, including 13 unassisted, along with a sack. The 20-tackle performance equals that of Dominique Davenport, who set the mark in 2008 against Colgate. Fellow linebacker Brett Johnson also had a huge game Saturday for the Chanticleer defense with 17 tackles, including 10 unassisted.

Photo by Bill Grammer

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