Nov. 18, 2013
CONWAY - On par with his record-setting season, Coastal Carolina tailback and Walter Payton Award candidate Lorenzo Taliaferro tied a league record by earning the Choice Hotels Big South Offensive Player of the Week for a fifth time this season.
Liberty's Mike Brown (2010) is the only other offensive conference student-athlete to be a five-time weekly award honoree in one season. However, two Chanticleers have been five-time weekly honorees. Linebacker Quinn Backus - a three-time honoree this season - set a league record last season by being a five-time Big South Defensive Player of the Week and CCU placekicker Josh Hoke (2005) is the only conference student-athlete to be a five-time Big South Special Teams Player of the Week in one season.
Taliaferro rushed 16 times for 132 yards and two touchdowns in Coastal's victory over Presbyterian College. He had no negative rushing yards and averaged 8.6 yards per carry in playing just the first half. Half of his rushes went for either a first down or touchdown and he gained 90 yards on his first seven attempts. Taliaferro's two TD runs were from three yards and one yard and the scores broke two more Big South records, as he is now the single-season leader for points (144) and overall touchdowns (24). earlier this season he broke the Big South single-season mark for rushing TDs, now with 23.
In the NCAA FCS statistics, Taliaferro ranks:
2nd - 1st in scoring (13.1 ppg)
2nd - 1st in rushing TDs (23)
4th - 1st in rushing yards per game (133.3)
5th - 1st in rushing yards (1,466)
20th - 1st in all-purpose (142.18 ypg) - has no return yards and just 15 catches for 98 yards
30th - 1st in pts responsible for (144 ypg) - joins Terrance West (Towson) as only two non-QBs among FCS top 42
99th- 4th in total offense (133.3 ypg) - one of four non-QBs among the FCS top 100
2013 Individual Season Record Book Update TALIAFERRO Stat CCU Rank CCU Record BSC Rank BSC Record Rushing Yards 1,466 1st old: 1,107 4th 1,964 (Maysonet `12) Rushing Attempts 220 1st old: 179 6th 267 (Maysonet `12) Rushing TDs 23 1st old: 14 1st old: 21 (Maysonet `12) Yards Per Game 133.3 1st old: 100.6 3rd 151.1 (Maysonet `12) 100 yard Rush Gms 8 1st old: 6 3rd 10 (Jennings `08) Multi-Rushing TDs 7 1st old: 5 2nd 8 (Maysonet `12) 3+ Rushing TDs 5 1st old: 2 1st old: 3 4+ Rushing TDs 1 1st-t with two 2nd 2 (Maysonet `11) Most Points Scored 144 1st old: 86 1st old: 138 (Maysonet `12) Most Total TDs Scored 24 1st old: 16 1st old: 23 (Maysonet `12) Multi TD Games 8 1st old: 5 2nd 9 (Maysonet `12)