LaDarius Hawthorne blocked a field goal in the second OT period to give CCU the win.
Taliaferro rushed for 175 yards and scored three times; Baldwin win Frosh of the Week for second time in three weeks
Backus and Scearce earn All-Big South honors; Backus Adds National Honor
2013 (Fr.): Played in nine games and started the first seven games before suffering an injury ... Despite missing four games, ranked 12th on the team with 37 tackles ... In his second career game, was named Big South The Crons Brand Freshman of the Week, getting seven tackles in a win versus Furman ... Credited with seven tackles ... Recorded a season-high eight tackles -- seven solo -- versus Gardner-Webb, adding his lone tackle for loss as well as a pass break-up ... Followed that by posting six tackles and recording his first career interception at Liberty ... Named to the 2013-14 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year ... Earned Dean's List fin the spring of 2014.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Tabbed 1A All-State by CarolinaPreps.com ... Named Southern Piedmont Conference (SPC) Offensive Player of the Year ... Accounted for over 2,000 all-purpose yards and 32 touchdowns, playing both running back (rushing 55 times for 591 yards and 13 TDs) and wide receiver (catching 36 passes for 915 yards and 12 TDs) while adding seven scores as a punt/kick returner ... Led the Knights to a 10-2 record and a 6-1 conference mark with that lone loss coming to state champion East Lincoln ... Logged 47 tackles, including 4.0 for losses, with four interceptions, five pass break-ups and a forced fumble ... As a junior, named All-SPC and All-Lake Norman as a wide receiver ... Had 44 tackles with two sacks, three interceptions, four pass break-ups and two blocked kicks ... On offense, caught 48 passes for 820 yards with 13 touchdowns, adding 29 rushes for 465 yards and eight scores ... Also an all-conference performer in basketball.