No. 8 Chants shut out G-W, stay in Big South title hunt

ccufoot-31De’Angelo Henderson rushed for 114 yards and two scores on just 11 carries, Osharmar Abercrombie had two rushing scores and Alex Ross completed 14-of-16 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns to lead #8 Coastal Carolina to a 46-0 victory over Gardner-Webb Saturday afternoon at Brooks Stadium.

The Coastal defense limited Gardner-Webb to 272 total yards as the Chants posted their second shutout of the season, a program first. The shutout was also Coastal’s first ever against a Big South opponent. The previous best in a conference game was a 41-2 victory over Charleston Southern in the 2007 season finale.

On the other side of the ball, Coastal’s offense rolled up 485 total yards, including 259 through the air, against a Gardner-Webb defense that entered the game ranked 17th in the nation in total defense and fifth in passing defense. Coastal’s 46 points marked the Chants’ second-highest scoring effort this season.

Coastal Carolina got on the scoreboard first with a 7-play, 71-yard drive that saw Henderson contribute runs of 15 and 17 yards before Abercrombie finished the series with a 14-yard rushing touchdown up the middle. Then, for the second straight week, Abercrombie stayed on the field to convert the 2-point attempt for an 8-0 lead. Coastal never looked back.

The Chanticleers are back in action in Brooks Stadium next Saturday, Nov. 14, to host Kennesaw State. Kickoff for the game is set for 2 p.m.

Photo by Johnny Gasque/CCU Athletics

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