Big South: Coastal Carolina and Presbyterian Capture Big South Wins Saturday - Oct. 19
10-19-2013 10:34 PM
Coastal Carolina rallied from 19 points to win in double overtime at Liberty, while Presbyterian won its first-ever Big South opener on Saturday.
#4/6 COASTAL CAROLINA 55, LIBERTY 52 (2OT) | BOX SCORE
Coastal Carolina erased a 19-point, third-quarter deficit, thanks to four touchdowns by Lorenzo Taliaferro, to force overtime. Then, in the second extra period, CCU senior LaDarius Hawthorne blocked a field goal to give the #4/6 Chanticleers a 55-52 double-overtime victory over the Flames at Williams Stadium. Coastal improves to 7-0, 2-0 in the Big South and Liberty falls to 3-4, 0-1. The win was just Coastal's second in Lynchburg and first since a 27-21 triple-overtime win in 2005. Also, Coastal snapped Liberty's 18-game home Conference winning streak, dating back to 2006.
Down eight with 4:23 to go in regulation, Coastal drove 75 yards in nine plays, ending with a 15-yard Alex Ross to Thomas Pauciello touchdown with 46 seconds left. Still down two, Ross connected with Bruce Mapp to tie game. During the drive, CCU was facing fourth-and-four before Ross kept the drive alive with a first down completion to Niccolo Mastromatteo. READ MORE - CCU; READ MORE - LU
PRESBYTERIAN 49, VMI 35 | BOX SCORE
The Presbyterian College football team started off Big South Conference play with a bang on Saturday afternoon, defeating the visiting VMI Keydets, 49-35 at Bailey Memorial Stadium. PC improves to 2-4 overall and opens League action at 1-0. VMI falls to 1-6 on the year and 0-2 in the Big South. With the result, PC set a new program record for points in a Big South Conference game. The team’s 49 points eclipsed 45 points scored against Charleston Southern on November 19, 2011.
PC erased a 7-0 VMI lead early in the game with 14 points in the second quarter and 21 in the third en route to the victory. The game served as a coming out party for true freshman quarterback Heys McMath. In his collegiate debut on Saturday, McMath threw for 322 yards on a 21-for-33 effort with two touchdowns and no interceptions. The freshman’s yardage total ranks seventh in PC’s Division I history and falls nine yards shy of Brandon Miley’s 331-yard performance against Gardner-Webb in 2008 for most PC passing yards in a Big South game.
After being down by 21 points in the fourth quarter, VMI climbed with seven with just over a minute remaining but could not complete the comeback. READ MORE - PC; READ MORE - VMI
COLORADO 43, #24 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 10 | BOX SCORE
Colorado's Micha Adkins II ran for four touchdowns to carry the Buffaloes past No. 24 Charleston Southern, 43-10, in the Buccaneers' first-ever meeting with a PAC-12 opponent on Saturday afternoon at Folsom Field. The Buccaneers fall for the first time this season to drop to 7-1 overall. Colorado improves to 3-3 on the season.
The Bucs' freshman quarterback Kyle Copeland made his first start, and he kept CSU close in the first half, putting together a pair of scoring drives of over 80 yards. Colorado, however, leaned on the Bucs in the second half to pile up 208 yards rushing and five TDs in the win. READ MORE