Scores

Final

Coast Carolina 51

(3-0, 2-0 away)

E Kentucky 32

(1-2, 1-1 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 14, 2013

Roy Kidd Stadium, Richmond, KY

1 2 3 4 T
CCAR 14 17 13 751
EKY 10 14 0 832

Top Performers

Passing: A. Ross (CCAR) - 292 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: L. Taliaferro (CCAR) - 17 CAR, 174 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: D. Bennett (CCAR) - 6 REC, 131 YDS, 1 TD

Coastal Carolina beats E. Kentucky 51-32

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Ky. -- Alex Ross was 19 of 28 for 292 yards and three touchdowns to lead Coastal Carolina to a 51-32 victory over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday.

Ross and running back Lorenzo Taliaferro led the Chanticleers offense to 631 total yards. Ross' favorite downfield target was DeMario Bennett who had six receptions for 131 yards and one touchdown. Taliaferro rushed for 174 yards on 17 carries and three touchdowns.

The Chanticleers (3-0, 2-0) scored 20 unanswered points in the second half before Colonels backup QB Kyle Romano led a 13-play fourth quarter drive with three minutes left in the game to close the gap to nineteen.

The win is the third straight for Coastal Carolina which started 2013 with two hard-fought wins against South Carolina State on the road and Furman at home. The team finished 2012 in a tie for first place in the Big South.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CCAR
EKY
1st Downs2522
Total Yards631477
Passing292293
Rushing339184
Penalties11-627-69
3rd Down Conversions8-1412-22
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers22
Possession28:3631:24

Passing Leaders

Coastal CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ross19/2829210.430
Eastern KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McClain15/342336.921

Rushing Leaders

Coastal CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Taliaferro1717410.2345
Ross9788.7029
Eastern KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
McClain10939.3040
Romano3237.7117

Receiving Leaders

Coastal CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bennett613121.8145
Hazel35217.3028
Eastern KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Watts39832.7170
Borders57815.6127

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCCAREKY
TD13:28Lorenzo Taliaferro 45 Yd Run (Alex Catron Kick) 70
TD09:27Lorenzo Taliaferro 5 Yd Run (Alex Catron Kick) 140
TD06:38Nathan Watts 70 Yd Pass From Jared McClain (Andrew Lloyd Kick) 147
FG00:09Andrew Lloyd 30 Yd 1410
SECOND QUARTERCCAREKY
TD10:14Devin Borders 7 Yd Pass From Jared McClain (Andrew Lloyd Kick) 1417
TD09:03Christian Albertson 28 Yd Fumble Return (Andrew Lloyd Kick) 1424
TD07:08Travis Small 9 Yd Run (Alex Catron Kick) 2124
FG05:05Alex Catron 22 Yd 2424
TD00:11Lorenzo Taliaferro 11 Yd Run (Alex Catron Kick) 3124
THIRD QUARTERCCAREKY
TD05:10DeMario Bennett 10 Yd Pass From Alex Ross (Alex Catron Kick) 3824
TD01:16John Israel 39 Yd Pass From Alex Ross (Pat Failed) 4424
FOURTH QUARTERCCAREKY
TD10:22Bruce Mapp 2 Yd Pass From Alex Ross (Alex Catron Kick) 5124
TD00:40Kyle Romano 1 Yd Run (Devin Borders Run For Two-Point Conversion) 5132