Coastal ends the 2014 season with a 12-2 record and reaches the NCAA Quarters for the 2nd straight year
Game will be on ESPN and kickoff at Noon (ET)/11 am (CT)
Coastal notched a playoff victory for the third consecutive season and advanced to the third round for the second straight year.
Quinn Backus is the first three-time Big South Defensive Player of the Year
Kickoff is set for 1 pm and the game will be broadcast on ESPN3
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2013 (So.): Played in all 15 games with four starts ... His 7.3 yards per rush (82 attempts for 599 yards) set a CCU single-season record ... Averaged 10.8 yards per carry in league games ... Ranked sixth in the league (102nd FCS) with six rushing touchdowns and rushing yards (120th FCS) ... Off his 82 rushes, seven went for 20-plus yards including runs of 54 (EKU), 49 (VMI), 42 (CSU) and 31 (Charlotte) yards ... Named Big South The Crons Brand Freshman of the Week for his performance versus Charlotte ... Rushed 10 times for 117 yards and a touchdown versus the 49ers ... Had gains of 10 and 23 yards on the opening drive of the third quarter to break the 100-yard mark, and he ended that drive with a 2-yard TD run ... (Charlotte game marked the second time in CCU history two Chants eclipsed the 100-yard mark in the same game as Lorenzo Taliaferro was named Big South Offensive Player of the Week gaining 139 yards on 24 carries with three scores) ... Carried the ball eight times for 86 yards with a TD at Charleston Southern ... In the NCAA FCS second round playoff win at Montana, had 13 attempts for 48 yards, including a nine-yard score, and caught two passes for 23 yards.
2012 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Voted Chant Squad Player of the Year by the defensive staff ... Named Chant Squad MVP for the weeks leading into the North Carolina A&T and Appalachian State games ... Signed with Coastal Carolina in Feb. 2011, but took a "greyshirt," enrolling at Coastal in Jan. 2012.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Was named one of eight finalist for South Carolina's 2010 Mr. Football ... A two-time All-State pick ... Voted as the Class 4A Running Back of the Year by the South Carolina Coaches Association ... Led the state of South Carolina in rushing yards with 2,345 yards on 251 carries and scored 27 TDs ... A three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Played in the annual Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... Rated 41st on South Carolina's top 50 high school football prospects ... Was featured in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" for his outstanding senior season ... Selected All-Low Country as a junior and senior ... Is the Green Wave's all-time leading rusher with 4,661 yards with 53 career TDs ... As a junior, rushed for 1,567 yards and 15 scores while catching 19 passes for 237 yards and 4 TDs ... As a sophomore, rushed for 749 yards and 11 touchdowns ... Coached by John McKissick.