Chris Jones hauled in the game's only score on a throw from Tyler Keene
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The loss ends the Chanticleers' season at 9-3, while The Citadel improved to 9-3 and will face cross-town rival Charleston Southern in the tournament's second round on Dec. 5.
Coastal Carolina will learn its postseason fate Sunday when ESPNU telecasts its NCAA FCS selection show from 11 am-Noon.
2015 second team All-Big South (PR)
2015 (So.): Named second team All-Big South as both a wide receiver and punt returner ... Was named a team MVP four times -- twice on offense (Bryant and Liberty) and twice on special teams (South Carolina State and Western Illinois) ... Set a CCU single-season record with his 254 punt return yards ... Ranked 14th in the NCAA FCS and led the Big South with his average of 11.5 yards per punt return ... Ranked 18th in the NCAA FCS, third in the Big South and led the team with an average of 18.3 yards per reception ... Had an 81-yard reception at Liberty, the second-longest reception in school history and the second-longest, non-scoring play in school history ... Ranked second in the team with 604 receiving yards and fourth on the squad with 33 receptions ... Returned three punts for 69 yards at South Carolina State and, the following week versus Western Illinois, had four returns for 88 yards, including a 64-yard return ... Had a breakout game by catching six passes for 96 yards in the Bryant win ... Ended the regular season by getting six receptions versus Kennesaw State and Liberty, while eclipsing the 100-yard barrier both times ... Had 131 yards with two scores versus the Owls and 168 with a 24-yard TD versus the Flames.
2014 (RFr.): Played in 11 games, missing three of CCU’s first five contests ... Caught seven passes for 97 yards and had one rush — a two yard touchdown ... Also, made six tackles on kick coverage, including three in the FCS quarterfinal game at North Dakota State ... His rushing TD came early in the fourth quarter on an end-around and proved to be the game winner ... In the playoff win versus Richmond, also involved on an end-around, but this time completed a pass to Alex Ross for a two-point conversion ... Caught two passes for 30 yards versus Monmouth and had a season-long, 25-yard reception at Charlotte.
2013 (Fr.): Redshirted but made the travel squad for all regular season games.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: First team Pennsylvania Sports Writers AAA All-State ... A Philadelphia Inquirer first team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection ... Caught 71 catches for an area-best 1,490 yards and 24 TDs as a senior ... Brought back two punts, covering 58 and 54 yards, for scores ... Hauled in six receptions for 92 yards and two scores in a win over La Salle, 42-35, in the state semifinal.