CONWAY, S.C. -- Despite giving up 130 yards more on offense, the Black squad held on for a 3-0 victory in Coastal Carolina University football's annual Teal-Black Game at Brooks Stadium, April 4. The game was a modified contest, with a running clock for a majority of the game as well as a shortened field due to the construction on the new Athletic Fieldhouse at the North end of the stadium.
The only score of the contest occurred on the Black squad's second possession of the game, as they took it 10 plays and 45 yards to the Teal 20 before the drive stalled. Junior Justin Durham connected from 37 yards out to go up 3-0 with 12:21 to go in the first half.
That would be the only points on the board, as the Teal team could not find the scoreboard, despite outgaining the Black 226-92. Freshman Jeremy Height led all runners with 52 yards on 13 carries and quarterback Jamie Childers was 7-for-17 for 101 yards through the air, both for the Teal team. However, Head Coach David Bennett was not surprised by the low offensive output.
"With the team's split up, you divide the skill level quite a bit," Bennett said. "But we were without our number one quarterback, wide receiver and tight end on the field, so it didn't surprise me that the offenses didn't produce as much. Also give the defenses some credit as they made some plays on both teams. The biggest thing is we had a good, fun game and that none of our players got hurt, which is really how we measure today."
The Chanticleers have now wrapped up the spring drills and will get back to it in August as they prepare for the 2009 season opener on Thursday, Sept. 3 at Football Bowl Subdivision program Kent State. Kickoff at Dix Stadium is set for 7 p.m.