Nov. 3, 2011
As kickoff to Coastal Carolina’s 100th football game approaches, the halfway point in the Top 10 Most Memorable games as voted on by the fans has been reached. Coastal’s game versus Presbyterian on Saturday, which will mark the Chanticleers’ 100th, is set for 6 p.m. at Brooks Stadium.
In addition to being Family Weekend, Coastal will honor its football seniors prior to the game and recognize its 2011 Sasser Athletics Hall of Fame class at halftime.
Today (Nov. 3) at 4:30 p.m. on ESPN 93.9 FM The Team and its local afternoon show, "The Drive," will air a special feature package on the 100th game in Coastal Carolina history. If you cannot pick up the station locally, you can listen online by clicking www.teammyrtlebeach.com.
The Drive’s host Aaron Marks will look back at the first 99 games, the success, the great memories and the most influential people.
Featured guests on the package include:
- Head Coach David Bennett
- Voice of the Chanticleers Matt Hogue
- CCU Radio Network Color Analyst Layne Harris
- Associate Athletics Director Jess Dannelly
- Senior Associate Athletics Director Bruce Gregory
- Host of the David Bennett Show and WPDE Sports Director Rich Chrampanis
The package along with all interviews in their entirety can be downloaded and put on CD as well for anyone who would like it. Please continue to check ESPN The Team’s website as more details become available.
Memorable Moment #10 — Nov. 13, 2010: Coastal Carolina’s Title Hopes Get Big Boost
Winners of two straight, Coastal hosted 11th-ranked Liberty in a must-win game if the Chants were looking to reclaim their spot as the Big South’s best. Zach MacDowall, who threw for a school-record 383 yards versus Liberty in 2008, accounted for four scores and tied his single-game passing yards record to lead Coastal Carolina to a 45-31 win over the Flames. Matt Hazel also tied a school record, catching three TDs passes in a game. Overall, Coastal rolled up 541 yards of total offense, thanks to Eric O’Neal’s 102 rushing yards.
Memorable Moment #9 — Nov. 20, 2004: Coastal Carolina Wins Big South Title Outright
Coastal Carolina became the first school in Big South history to win 10 games in a season and finished its league schedule with a perfect 4-0 mark, defeating Charleston Southern, 56-28, for the program’s first Big South Conference Championship. The Chanticleers rushed for 412 yards, thanks to 195 by Patrick Hall and 116 by Ren McKinnon.
Memorable Moment #8 — Nov. 25, 2006: Coastal Carolina Becomes First Big South School to Reach NCAA Playoffs
Coastal Carolina became the first school in Big South history to reach the NCAA Playoffs, earning the league’s first and only at-large bid. The 12th-ranked Chanticleers would have to travel to Appalachian State, the top seed and nation’s top-ranked team. Tyler Thigpen threw for 351 yards and Jerome Simpson had 132 receiving yards, but CCU fell 45-28.
Memorable Moment #7 — Oct. 22, 2005: Coastal Carolina Wins Triple Overtime Thriller
Liberty scored with 32 seconds left to force overtime, but neither team scored in the first two extra periods. Coastal had the ball first in the third overtime and Aundres Perkins scored from five yards out. Per NCAA rules, the Chants went for two, but the pass failed for a 27-21 lead. Liberty had its turn and reached the CCU one before a false start backed the flames up. Facing third-and-goal, Coastal linebacker Anthony Steele put a big hit on Liberty’s QB Brock Farrel and Quinton Teal intercepted the pass in the end zone to preserve the six-point win.
Memorable Moment #6 — Nov. 27, 2010: Coastal Carolina Hosts First NCAA Playoff Game in Big South History
By winning the three-way tie-breaker, Coastal Carolina earned the Big South’s first automatic bid to the NCAA playoffs, and remained the only Big South school to reach the postseason. To take it one step further, Coastal Carolina would host the first round playoff contest. Dominique Davenport had two interceptions, including one for a score, but Coastal Carolina could not overcome five turnovers in scoring position and a missed field goal to drop a 17-10 decision to Western Illinois.
Memorable Moment #5 — Nov. 20, 2010: Coastal Carolina Has Everything Go Right and Gets Share of Big South Championship
Coastal Carolina scored a school-record 70 points, holding Charleston Southern to three points, which proved key as the day progressed. First, the Chanticleers won and needed Liberty to beat Stony Brook, which it did, to create a three-way for first in the Big South. Keeping CSU to three points, while Liberty scored 54 points on Stony Brook, gave Coastal the automatic berth to the NCAA Playoffs, based on fewest points allowed on defense for the season. For the game itself, Zach MacDowall tied a Big South record and set a school mark with five touchdown passes, while rushing for one score. In addition to the offensive explosion, Coastal scored on an interception return by Tre Henderson and a punt return by Niccolo Mastromatteo, while needing to move eight yards in two plays to score a touchdown as Jeremy Height returned to the kickoff to start the second half 78 yards.