LaDarius Hawthorne blocked a field goal in the second OT period to give CCU the win.
Alex Ross was 10-for-13 for 108 yards while Lorenzo Taliaferro rushed for 69 yards
Rain forces team inside at first, but finishes outside in the sun
Coastal opens up the 2013 campaign on August 31 at South Carolina State.
Chants travel to Furman Sept. 8 for a 5 pm kickoff
Coastal Carolina at SC State
Played linebacker his first two years but made the move to running back in the spring of 2014.
2013 (So.): Played in all 15 games and was standout on special teams ... Made 23 tackles with 13 coming on special teams (10 on kick coverage and three on punt coverage) ... Was named the team's Special Teams MVP three times (Furman, Liberty and Presbyterian) ... Made a game-changing play on a fake punt at Liberty, taking a shovel pass from Austin Cain and gaining 25 yards to set up a Coastal Carolina touchdown ... Added four tackles -- three solo -- at Liberty ... Credited with five tackles --all solo -- versus Presbyterian ... Named to the 2013-14 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year ... Earned Dean's List for Spring of 2104.
2012 (Fr.): Played in 11 games as a true freshman, missing the Appalachian State and Gardner-Webb games due to injury ... Served as a backup to Mike McClure as well as serving on the special teams ... Tallied four tackles on the season, including two solo stops at Presbyterian and two assists versus Charleston Southern ... Named to the 2012-13 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year. Prior to Coastal Carolina: Named Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AA honorable mention All-State ... Tabbed first team All-Area by Gainesville Times ... Had a team-best 869 yards rushing with 17 TDs through the Georgia AA quarterfinal round, seeing limited action during the regular season due to blow-out wins for Buford ... Played fullback and defensive end prior to his senior season, moving to linebacker as a senior ... Was high school teammate with current CCU quarterback Alex Ross ... Reached the Georgia AA title game as a senior, wining state championships as a junior and sophomore.