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.
Alex Ross became the Big South's all-time leader for total offense
Coastal Carolina will play the third of its four-game home stand next Saturday. The Chanticleers will host Alabama A&M at 6 pm as part of CCU's Homecoming.
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.