Scores

Final

Coast Carolina 55

(5-4, 3-1 Big South)

Gardner-Webb 33

(2-7, 1-3 Big South)

1:30 PM ET, November 3, 2012

Ernest W. Spangler Stadium, Boiling Springs, NC

1 2 3 4 T
CCAR 12 15 7 2155
WEBB 13 7 13 033

Top Performers

Passing: A. Ross (CCAR) - 342 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Little (WEBB) - 18 CAR, 152 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: N. Mastromatteo (CCAR) - 4 REC, 151 YDS, 2 TD

Coastal Carolina 55, Gardner-Webb 33

Associated Press

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. -- Alex Ross passed for 342 yards and three touchdowns in his first start and Coastal Carolina broke open a tight game with 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to beat Gardner-Webb 55-33 Saturday.

The Chanticleers (5-4, 3-1 Big South Conference) led 34-20 with 11:43 left in the third quarter after Ross connected on scoring passes of 60 yards to DeMario Bennett and 81 yards to Niccolo Mastromatteo.

The Runnin' Bulldogs (2-7, 1-3) surged back, cutting the deficit to 34-33 with a 5-yard pass TD from Lucas Beatty to Kenny Cook followed by Juanne Blount's 6-yard run with 4:30 to go in the period.

The fourth quarter was all Coastal Carolina. After Lorenzo Taliaferro's 7-yard TD rush, interceptions on consecutive Gardner-Webb drives set up Marcus Whitener's scoring runs of 10 and 39 yards.

Both teams had season highs in total offense, Coastal Carolina with 596 yards and Gardner-Webb with 547.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CCAR
WEBB
1st Downs2421
Total Yards596547
Passing342321
Rushing254226
Penalties2-309-85
3rd Down Conversions8-137-12
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers12
Possession25:2934:31

Passing Leaders

Coastal CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ross16/3034211.431
Gardner-WebbC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Beatty22/3232110.022

Rushing Leaders

Coastal CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Whitener67913.2239
Height9657.2132
Gardner-WebbCARYDSAVGTDLG
Little181528.4278
Blount11595.4116

Receiving Leaders

Coastal CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mastromatteo415137.8281
Bennett26934.5160
Gardner-WebbRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cook811914.9235
Heard47919.8030

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCCARWEBB
TD09:24Kenny Cook 10 Yd Pass From Lucas Beatty (Trever Austin Kick) 07
TD05:42Jeremy Height 8 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 67
TD05:25Kenny Little 78 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 613
TD03:23Niccolo Mastromatteo 22 Yd Pass From Alex Ross (Pat Failed) 1213
SECOND QUARTERCCARWEBB
TD12:12Lorenzo Taliaferro 9 Yd Run (Jeremy Height Run For Two-Point Conversion) 2013
TD07:47Kenny Little 5 Yd Run (Trever Austin Kick) 2020
TD04:15DeMario Bennett 60 Yd Pass From Alex Ross (Grant Clayton Kick) 2720
THIRD QUARTERCCARWEBB
TD11:43Niccolo Mastromatteo 81 Yd Pass From Alex Ross (Alex Catron Kick) 3420
TD08:04Kenny Cook 5 Yd Pass From Lucas Beatty (Trever Austin Kick) 3427
TD04:30Juanne Blount 6 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 3433
FOURTH QUARTERCCARWEBB
TD11:48Lorenzo Taliaferro 7 Yd Run (Alex Catron Kick) 4133
TD08:32Marcus Whitener 10 Yd Run (Alex Catron Kick) 4833
TD03:24Marcus Whitener 39 Yd Run (Alex Catron Kick) 5533