Record day runs Chants’ record to a perfect 10-0

ccufoot-alex ross at char (2)Alex Ross tied his own school record with 426 yards of total offense – as he threw for a career-high 370 yards and rushed for two scores – and Coastal Carolina rolled up a school-record 690 yards of total offense as the #2/3 Chanticleers  (10-0) handed Charlotte (3-6) a 59-34 loss Saturday afternoon at Richardson Stadium.

Coastal was just five yards shy of the Big South single-game record for total yards and finishing with the fourth-best, single-game output in league history. Coastal becomes the first school in Big South history to start a season 10-0 as well as be the first Big South school to open a season at least 9-0 in consecutive seasons.

The Chanticleers additionally set two Big South records by being 7-0 in road games this season, including most consecutive road wins and first league school to win seven road games in a season. Today’s win was also CCU’s 12th consecutive versus non-conference FCS opponents.

By scoring a season-high 59 points, Coastal became the first Big South school to tally at least 30-points in 10 straight games.

Ross completed 27-of-37 passes with no interceptions and, for just the second time in this his 25th start, no touchdowns. However, he did rush for 56 yards on nine carries with touchdown runs of three and 41 yards to improve to 22-3 all-time as Coastal’s starter. It marks the second time in a six-game span he had a CCU-record 426 yards of total offense and the second consecutive game he posted career-high passing yards.

Coastal did not have two players record 100 receiving yards in a contest in the program’s first 138 games. However, Tyrell Blanks and Bruce Mapp did it for the second consecutive game. Blanks tied a CCU single-game record with 10 receptions and tied his career high with 105 yards. Mapp added six receptions for 188 yards for his fourth game with triple digits.

Osharmar Abercrombie added a career-high 62 yards rushing with his first two-touchdown game.

After forcing a punt on Charlotte’s first drive, Coastal Carolina was pinned on its own one yard line. Facing 3rd-and-10, Ross hit Alex Wheat, Jr. for a 19-yard gain. Mapp added a 32-yard run and, on 3rd-and-9, a 31-yard reception. Three plays later, Ross scored from three-yard out to give the Chanticleers an early 7-0 lead. For Coastal, it marked the fourth time in school history the offense has put together a 99-yard dirve – the third with Ross at quarterback.

Three plays after the ensuing kickoff, Quinn Backus forced a fumble that Leroy Cumming recovered. For Backus, he tied the Big South all=time record for forced fumbles (8) and tied the CCU single-season record with five forced fumbles this season. Cummings recovered his third fumble of the season, one shy of the CCU single-season mark.

Starting on the 49er 29 yard line, Ross hit Blanks for 20 yards to start the drive and Ross had an eight-yard rush to the 49er one yard line. De’Angelo Henderson did the rest, scoring from one-yard out, to give the Chants a 14-0 cushion.

As the second quarter began, Henderson converted a fourth down and, one play later, Devin Brown took a pitch from Ross and scored a 10-yard touchdown. Alex Catron’s extra point made the score 21-0.

Midway through the second quarter, Abercrombie scored his second touchdown of the season, powering his way in from one-yard out for a 28-0 lead.

Three plays later, Pernell Williams sacked Lee McNeill and forced a fumble. Roderick Holder picked up the loose ball and returned it seven yards for his second touchdown of the season.

With four minutes left in the second quarter, Charlotte got on the scoreboard as McNeill hit T.L. Ford for a five-yard score and CCU led 35-7 at the break.

Photo courtesy of CCU Athletics

Comments

comments

Conway sweeps Socastee; NMB, SJ games postponed

Conway sweeps Socastee; NMB, SJ games postponedThe Conway High boys and girls basketball teams swept visiting [more]

Boys Hoops: Green breaks CA record; Braves beat CF

Boys Hoops: Green breaks CA record; Braves beat CFChristian Academy of Myrtle Beach junior Michael Green reached another [more]

Lady Panthers' second-half surge knocks off Socastee

Lady Panthers' second-half surge knocks off SocasteeThe Carolina Forest High girls basketball team broke up a [more]

Coastal adds Michigan OL transfer to recruiting class

Coastal adds Michigan OL transfer to recruiting classCoastal Carolina head football coach Joe Moglia announced Sean Fitzgerald, [more]

Earnhardt clears air about interest in buying Panthers

Earnhardt clears air about interest in buying PanthersRetired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he is interested [more]

CCU's Ruiz picked to play in Latin America Amateur

CCU's Ruiz picked to play in Latin America AmateurCoastal Carolina junior golfer Luis Ruiz has been selected to [more]

CAC swimmers clean up on medals at Tiger Invitational

CAC swimmers clean up on medals at Tiger InvitationalThe Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) sent 37 swimmers to compete [more]

MB grad Sessions waived during 11th NBA season

MB grad Sessions waived during 11th NBA seasonFor the first time since his high school days at [more]

Horry/Georgetown Invite: CF, NMB, MB finish 1-2-3

Horry/Georgetown Invite: CF, NMB, MB finish 1-2-3The Carolina Forest High wrestling team captured the bi-county championship [more]

Battle at the Beach: MB makes it rain 3s; CA falls

Battle at the Beach: MB makes it rain 3s; CA fallsOn Friday night, a leaky roof forced the Myrtle Beach [more]

CCU Hoops: Coastal splits with visiting Georgia State

CCU Hoops: Coastal splits with visiting Georgia StateArtur Labinowicz scored a career, team and game-high 32 points, [more]

Hoops: Chiefs, Tigers use last-second shots for wins

Hoops: Chiefs, Tigers use last-second shots for winsNorth Myrtle Beach High's Cooper Chandler picked the right time [more]

MB Winter Bump tourney expects record crowd, field

MB Winter Bump tourney expects record crowd, fieldThe annual Myrtle Beach Winter Bump Volleyball Classic, hosted by [more]

Knaffle garners SCCAWS Player of the Year award

Knaffle garners SCCAWS Player of the Year awardSt. James High junior Smith Knaffle may need to add [more]

CCU Hoops: Chants split Sun Belt twinbill with GSU

CCU Hoops: Chants split Sun Belt twinbill with GSUJaylen Shaw moved into 13th place on the Coastal Carolina [more]

North Myrtle Beach boys, girls cruise past St. James

North Myrtle Beach boys, girls cruise past St. JamesThe North Myrtle Beach boys and girls basketball teams swept [more]

Wrestling: Locals earn top rankings; Chiefs take two

Wrestling: Locals earn top rankings; Chiefs take twoThe latest rankings were released Tuesday for SCHSL wrestling, but [more]

Boys Hoops: Socastee, Conway win region debuts

Boys Hoops: Socastee, Conway win region debutsThe Socastee High boys basketball team won a thrilling Region [more]

Girls Hoops: Seahawks knock off No. 1 Wilson

Girls Hoops: Seahawks knock off No. 1 WilsonThe Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team saw region rival [more]

CCU student-athletes post top semester in classroom

CCU student-athletes post top semester in classroom A record 264 Coastal Carolina student-athletes posted at least a [more]

Riptides make successful plunge at Polar Bear meet

Riptides make successful plunge at Polar Bear meetRiptides Racing's swimmers braved the cold weather and icy roads [more]

Local teams break ice with region rivals, reschedules

Local teams break ice with region rivals, reschedulesThe new year is only one week old and already [more]

Panthers suffer tough loss to Saints, face uncertainty

Panthers suffer tough loss to Saints, face uncertaintyThe Carolina Panthers' season ended in a heap atop sacked [more]

Ragin' Cajuns sweep CCU in Sun Belt doubleheader

Ragin' Cajuns sweep CCU in Sun Belt doubleheaderCoastal Carolina faced the top men’s basketball team in the [more]

Moglia announces return to role as CCU head coach

Moglia announces return to role as CCU head coachCoastal Carolina’s Joe Moglia announced he has been medically cleared [more]

Conway sweeps Socastee; NMB, SJ games postponed

Conway sweeps Socastee; NMB, SJ games postponedThe Conway High boys and girls basketball teams swept visiting [more]

Boys Hoops: Green breaks CA record; Braves beat CF

Boys Hoops: Green breaks CA record; Braves beat CFChristian Academy of Myrtle Beach junior Michael Green reached another [more]

Comments are closed.

© 2017 Grand Strand Sports Report · RSS
Myrtle Beach Web Design
Kayaking in Myrtle Beach