Quinn Backus ended the night with 15 tackles, an interception and a key pass breakup
Chants score 15 unanswered points and held on for the win
Coastal opens up the 2013 campaign on August 31 at South Carolina State.
Coastal Carolina vs. Furman 09-07-13
2012 (RFr.): Saw action in all 13 contests, serving as a backup linebacker and on most of the special teams ... Ranked fourth among the linebackers in tackles with 23 ... Registered a season-high with six tackles at VMI ... Tallied a season-best three solo tackles at Presbyterian, including his first career tackle for loss ... Added a three-yard TFL at Old Dominion ... Named to the 2012-13 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year.
2011 (Fr.): Redshirted.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Named all-conference as a senior, rushing for 1,260 yards (153 carries) with 11 touchdowns, while catching 14 passes for 180 yards and two scores ... On defense, registered 103 tackles, including 63 solo stops, with three sacks and three interceptions ... Was a four-time Scholar-Athlete Award winner ... Coached by Darrell Brewer.
Personal: Son of Rick and Kim Blackburn.