Oct. 21, 2013
CONWAY - After rallying from two 19-point, third quarter deficits and claiming a 55-52 double overtime win at Liberty, the 7-0 Coastal Carolina football team moved up one spot to third in the FCS Coaches poll and remained sixth by The Sports Network poll of national media.
The football program now joins the 2010 Chanticleer baseball team as the highest ranked programs in school and Big South history.
Coastal Carolina is one of four undefeated teams in the NCAA FCS - with North Dakota State, Fordham and Harvard. For the second straight week, Coastal has the second-best RPI among FCS teams by RealTimeRPI.com while having the nation's third-best RPI, according to WarrenNolan.com.
Coastal Carolina, which plays three of its next four games at home, will put its ranking and 12-game, regular-season winning streak on the line this Saturday (Oct. 26) when it hosts VMI at 6 pm.
As part of that game, Coastal will honor current and former military personnel and reservist, police, firefighters and EMS/EMT workers and alike as part of Heroes Day at Brooks Stadium. The heroes will receive a complimentary ticket and their guests can purchase tickets for $10 per person. Heroes can reserve their complimentary ticket as purchase their guest tickets by visiting: http://www.goccusports.com/ot/heroes-day-tickets.html. For additional information or questions, call the CCU Athletics Ticket Office at 843-347-8499.
Prior to the game, there will be various military-themed attractions for the public to explore in and around Fan Fest. During the game, Coastal will pay a special salute to Wounded Warriors as well as recognize all military, fire, police and EMS/EMT on hand.
Head Coach Joe Moglia and Matt Hogue will discuss the ranking, recap the Liberty game and preview CCU's game vs VMI this weekend (Oct. 26 at 6 pm) at the weekly Chanticleer Call-In, held each Monday from 6-7 pm at Buffalo Wild Wings in Carolina Forest. The public is welcome to interact with Coach Moglia and participate in the show at the restaurant. For those unable to attend, the show is broadcast live locally on The Team 100.3 FM as well as online as part of the Chanticleer Sports Network. Questions may be phoned in at 843-652-3776, submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweeted @Chants365 by using the hashtag #ccucallin.