Chris Jones hauled in the game's only score on a throw from Tyler Keene
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.
Images of the Chanticleers hitting the road to face SEC foe Arkansas
Coastal at Arkansas
Coastal Carolina vs Central Connecticut State
Coastal Carolina vs. Furman
Coastal Carolina Football vs. Florida A&M
Graduated from Coastal Carolina in spring of 2017 with a degree in recreation and sport management and he is pursuing his Master’s in liberal studies.
2016 (Jr.): Started all 12 games and ranked fourth on the team with 48 tackles, tops among the defensive linemen … Ranked second on the team with 9.0 tackles for loss … Named the team’s defensive MVP in the Liberty win … Only had two tackles, but had a half tackle for loss and he recovered a fumble for a touchdown … Had at least five tackles in six straight games, including six versus Jacksonville State, Furman and Gardner-Webb with five each versus Charleston Southern, Central Connecticut State and Presbyterian … Added two sacks and two quarterback hurries versus Central Connecticut … Had 1.5 TFL with a quarterback hurry and pass breakup versus Hampton … Earned President’s List (4.0 GPA) in the spring of 2017 ... Received Sun Belt Conference Commissioner's List recognition for posting at least a 3.5 GPA for the 2016-17 academic year.
2015 (So.): Played in all 12 games, earning a start in the Presbyterian game ... Set a CCU season record, tying the Big South record, with four blocked kicks (three field goals and an extra point) ... Named the team's Special Teams MVP for the NCAA playoff game versus The Citadel ... Only had 27 tackles, but led the team with six quarterback hurries ... Added 3.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks ... First block (and his first quarterback hurry) was a field goal versus Western Illinois, which proved key in the win ... The following week, also blocked a field goal while getting two QB hurries versus Bryant ... Recorded five tackles, including a sack, with a forced fumble and pass breakup versus Alabama A&M ... In his first career start, had five stops with a TFL and PBU versus Presbyterian ... Blocked a PAT and added a QBH at Charleston Southern ... Registered a season-high six tackles versus Kennesaw State ... Had his fourth blocked kick, a field goal, in the NCAA playoffs versus The Citadel ... Named to the 2015-16 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year.
2014 (RFr.): Joined the Chanticleers in the spring of 2014 ... Sat out 2014 season per NCAA transfer rules ... Selected Chant Squad Defensive Player of the Week (North Carolina A&T) ... Named to the 2014-15 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting at least a 3.0 GPA for the academic year.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Spent one redshirt season (2013) at Hampton University ... At Lake City HS: Tallied 50 tackles as a senior, to go along with six sacks, 10 tackles for loss, and three blocked punts ... Blocked five punts, recorded three sacks, and had over 40 tackles as a junior ... Named his team's Defensive MVP as a senior ... Also played basketball and was a four-year member of the track & field team all four years, qualifying for the state championship as a junior.