Quinn Backus is the first three-timw Big South Defensive Player of the Year
Chants to find playoff fate Sunday at 11 am on ESPNU
Kickoff is set for 1 pm and the game will be broadcast on ESPN3
Ross, Israel and Mapp and Catron have record-setting performances
Coastal improved to 8-0 for the second time in as many seasons
Coastal Carolina vs. Liberty 11/22/14
Coastal Carolina vs. Furman 09-07-13
Coastal Carolina at SC State
Coastal Carolina University vs. Liberty University 10/27/2012
Football vs. Stony Brook
2013 (Jr.): Played in all 15 games as the team's punter and holder ... Set a CCU single-season record for punting average 38.2 (56 punts for 2,139 yards) while his punt attempts were just third on the list ... Ranked third in the Big South and 79th in the FCS with his punting average ... Had two punts of 50-plus yards ... Had a 25-yard run on a bobbled snap versus Hampton ... Made a key 25-yard shovel pass on a fake punt in the Liberty win ... Was named a game captain for the Furman game and was the team's co-Special Teams MVP for the Gardner-Webb game as three of his four punts pinned GWU inside their own 20 ... Had 16 punts downed inside opponents' 20 ... Averaged 39.0 yards on seven punts in the season opener at South Carolina State with four pinning the Bulldogs inside their own 20 ... Averaged 39.0 yards on eight punts in the NCAA FCS quarterfinal, including a season-long 55-yarder.
2012 (So.): Was the team's punter and holder in all 13 games ... Completed a nine-yard pass versus Eastern Kentucky, scored six points on two-point conversions and completed a pass for a two-point conversion ... Ranked sixth in the Big South and 95th in the NCAA with a 36.45 punting average, which is third on the CCU single-season list ... Named the team's Special Teams MVP for the Appalachian State game ... CollegeFootballPerformanceAwards Honorable Mention Punter of the Week for the Eastern Kentucky game, booming a 53 yarder and averaging 46.5 yards on two punts ... Tied CCU single-game mark at Toledo and App State with nine punts at each contest ... The 343 punting yards at App ranks third on the CCU single-game list while the 329 at Toledo is fifth ... Had three punts downed inside the App State 20, including one on the ASU 5, one on the ASU 3 and one on the ASU 10 ... Versus Stony Brook, had three punts for 117 yards (39.0 avg) with two downed inside the SBU 20 (the third was a touchback) ... Had a 52 yard punt ... SBU attempted one return, but lost one yard ... Of his four punts at VMI, three pinned the Keydets inside their own 20, including a season-long 55 yard punt ... Although he only averaged 28.4 yards per punt versus Liberty, four of his seven punts were fair caught for no return ... Converted a 2-point play as the holder ... Only punted once at Presbyterian, but he helped CCU establish a Big South record by converting a pair of 2-point plays ... First, Cain threw a jump pass to Thomas Pauciello ... Second, Cain ran it in himself ... Converted his fourth 2-point play versus Charleston Southern ... On the first score of the second half, CCU lined up in the Muddle Huddle and Cain took the snap and ran it in ... Named to the 2012-13 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year.
2011 (RFr.): Served as the team's punter and holder for PAT/FG ... Ranked fifth in the Big South and 97th in the NCAA with a 34.52 punting average ... Had a season-long punt of 58 yards at Charleston Southern ... Averaged 37.6 yards on five punts at North Carolina A&T, including a 53 yarder, with two punts being fair caught ... Only average 29.8 yards on four punts at Gardner-Webb, but all four punts pinned the Bulldogs inside their own 20 ... Averaged 52.7 yards on three punts at Charleston Southern, booming punts of 49, 58 and 51 yards.
2010 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Named to the 2010-11 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Played several positions, as well as kicker and punter at Harrison ... Was a Cobb County All-Star and lettered in football and basketball ... Brother Travis played for the Chanticleers (2003-06) and brother Grant was an assistant coach with Coastal Carolina football program (2006-11) ... Brother Blake was a punter at Western Carolina (2008-11).