#11 Coastal Carolina faces #4/5 Montana in the second round of the NCAA Division I Championship
Coastal scored 20 unanswered in the second half but could not pull any closer in the 4th Quarter
Coastal piled up 621 yards of total offense
LaDarius Hawthorne blocked a field goal in the second OT period to give CCU the win.
Quinn Backus ended the night with 15 tackles, an interception and a key pass breakup
2012 (RFr.): Played in 12 games, starting in the NCAA first round win at Bethune-Cookman ... Suffered an ankle injury in the playoff game after catching a 24-yard pass to set-up Coastal's 17-0 lead at halftime ... Cuaght six passes for 135 yards and a touchdown backing up All-Big South tight end David Duran ... Had a breakout game at Toledo, seeing extended action due to an injury to Duran ... Hauled in three passes for 48 yards, including his first career touchdown - a 25-yader ... Nearly scored his second TD in the regular-season finale, catching an 18-yard pass inside the one yard line ... Added a 45-yard reception at Furman.
2011 (Fr.): Redshirted.
Prior to Coastal Carolina: Earned Class LL first team All-State by the Connecticut High School Coaches Association as a wide receiver and first team All-Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletics Conference West Division honors ... Named honorable mention All-State as a wide receiver by the New Haven Register ... Caught 73 passes and rushed for 770 yards with eight touchdowns ... Added 115 tackles, including 11 sacks, with two interceptions ... Led team to an 11-3 record in 2010, finishing state runner-up ... Also plays basketball ... Coached by Bob Maffei ... His father, James, played collegiately at Utah State, earning honorable mention All-American honors, and played in the NFL for the Cleveland Browns and St. Louis Cardinals.