Alex Ross threw 3 TDs and rushed for 100 yards
Chants Advance to Face #8 seed and Fourth-ranked Montana Next Saturday
The 15 Honors ties a CCU Record
The team will watch the ESPNU NCAA Selection Show Sunday at 11:30 in the Adkins Field House Team Room (public is invited, space will be limited)
The win, coupled with a Charleston Southern loss to Gardner-Webb, secured the Chants a share of the 2013 Big South Championship
Coastal Carolina vs. Bethune-Cookman 11/30/13 1st Round FCS Championship
Coastal Carolina football
Coastal Carolina vs. University of South Carolina 11/23/2013
Coastal Carolina vs Presbyterian 11/16/13
2013 Coastal Carolina Football vs. Charlotte -- Nov. 2, 2013 -- Homecoming
2012 (RFr.): Played in seven games, starting the Gardner-Webb game and earning the team's Offensive MVP award ... Served as the backup to first team All-Big South quarterback Aramis Hillary ... In 22 significant series at quarterback (not including series where CCU was in victory formation), Ross led CCU to 14 scoring drives (12 TDs and 2 FGs) ...
A complete breakdown of Ross at QB (seven games) and led CCU to scores 14 times.
NC A&T One play - incomplete pass
EKU 2 series: 1 TD drive and final two plays of the game - 1st drive of 3rd quarter, took over mid-series due to injury to Hillary and threw 5-yd TD pass to Matt Hazel. He also took the final two snaps of the game.
App St. 3 series: 1 CCU fumble, 1 punt and end of game
VMI 3 series: 2 FG drives (13 plays, 50 yards/9 plays, 46 yards) and 1 victory formation
Liberty 3 series: 1 TD drive (3 plays, 11 yards), 1 punt and 1 victory formation
GWU 13 series: 8 TDs, 1 missed 39-yd FG, 3 punts and 1 INT
PC 2 series: 2 TDs
Got one start (at Gardner-Webb) due to an injury to Hillary and was named Big South Freshman of the Week in the win ... Set a Big South freshman record with 404 yards of total offense, passing for 342 yards and rushing for 62 ... Completed 16-of-30 passes with one interception and three touchdowns while rushing 13 times for 62 yards ... Ross additionally led CCU to 596 yards of total offense which was the second-best single-game output in CCU history (only to be bettered the following week) and completed an 81-yard TD pass to Niccolo Mastromatteo, the longest in CCU history ... The 342 passing yards ranks sixth on the CCU single-game list and he led CCU to a school-record 99-yard scoring drive ... In the first drive of the third quarter versus Eastern Kentucky, came off the bench on the second play after Hillary left with an injury ... Completed 4-of-5 passes for 19 yards, including his first career TD --a five-yard completion to Matt Hazel ... Was just 1-of-5 in relief at App State but his lone completion was a 45-yarder to John Israel ... Led CCU to a pair of field goal drives at VMI, giving CCU a 34-0 lead ... Ended the game 3-of-5 passing for 19 yards while rushing five times for 27 yards (5.4 avg.) ... Played three series versus Liberty ... CCU punted in the first one, Ross threw a 3-yard TD in the second one and CCU took the victory formation in the third ... 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 ... Named to the 2011-12 Big South Presidential Honor Roll for posting a 3.0 GPA for the academic year.
Prior to Coastal Carolina:1 Helped Buford High to three straight Georgia 2A state championships, serving as the starting quarterback in 2009 and 2010 while leading the Wolves to a 28-2 record over the span (and led his freshman team at Alpharetta HS to an undefeated season) ... Tabbed honorable mention All-State and named honorable mention on the All-Atlanta Journal Constitution all star team ... Added Gwinnett County All-Star recognition ... The Touchdown Club of Gwinnett honored Ross as a recipient of the Kevin Maloof Award, a player who puts team above himself ... As a senior, completed 96-of-158 passes for 1,785 yards and 17 touchdowns with just three interceptions, while completing 121-of-217 passes for 1,776 yards and 19 scores with seven picks as a junior ... Accounted for 5,308 yards of total offense in 2009 ... Set Buford career record for passing yards with 3,561 ... Coached by Jess Simpson.