Scores

Final

Coast Carolina 42

(12-2, 5-2 away)

Montana 35

(10-3, 5-2 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

2:00 PM ET, December 7, 2013

Washington Grizzly, Missoula, MT

1 2 3 4 T
CCAR 14 21 7 042
MONT 14 0 7 1435

Top Performers

Passing: J. Johnson (MONT) - 388 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: L. Taliaferro (SOU) - 16 CAR, 104 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Jones (MONT) - 4 REC, 103 YDS, 2 TD

Ross, Coastal Carolina ice Montana 42-35

Associated Press

MISSOULA, Mont. -- Alex Ross threw for three touchdowns and Lorenzo Taliaferro rushed for two touchdowns as Coastal Carolina pushed past the No. 8 seed Montana 42-35 in the second round of the FCS Playoffs on a frigid Saturday.

Coastal Carolina (12-2), which survived minus-5 degrees at kickoff, will play at two-time defending champion North Dakota State (12-0), a 38-7 winner over Furman next weekend.

Ross's three touchdowns came in the first half, including two to Niccolo Mastromatteo as Chanticleers scored 21 unanswered points in the second quarter to build a 35-14 halftime lead.

The Grizzlies (10-3) opened the second half with a 5-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jordan Johnson to Jamaal Jones. Johnson found Jones again in the fourth quarter for a 72-yard touchdown, to pull within seven, but Coastal Carolina ran out the clock to seal its victory.

Johnson led Montana with 388 yards passing, four touchdowns and had one interception.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CCAR
MONT
1st Downs2322
Total Yards476557
Passing202388
Rushing274169
Penalties1-55-52
3rd Down Conversions9-157-16
4th Down Conversions0-03-6
Turnovers11
Possession31:3728:23

Passing Leaders

Coastal CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ross16/212029.630
MontanaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson24/483888.141

Rushing Leaders

Coastal CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ross211235.9021
Taliaferro161046.5251
MontanaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Canada171046.1039
Van14412.9110

Receiving Leaders

Coastal CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bennett18686.0186
Mastromatteo4389.5220
MontanaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Henderson611919.8038
Jones410325.8272

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCCARMONT
TD11:18Travon Van 1 Yd Run (Ben Worst Kick) 07
TD09:51DeMario Bennett 86 Yd Pass From Alex Ross (Alex Catron Kick) 77
TD05:16Chase Naccarato 15 Yd Pass From Jordan Johnson (Ben Worst Kick) 714
TD01:52Lorenzo Taliaferro 5 Yd Run (Alex Catron Kick) 1414
SECOND QUARTERCCARMONT
TD06:06Niccolo Mastromatteo 14 Yd Pass From Alex Ross (Alex Catron Kick) 2114
TD03:08Niccolo Mastromatteo 20 Yd Pass From Alex Ross (Alex Catron Kick) 2814
TD00:31De'Angelo Henderson 9 Yd Run (Alex Catron Kick) 3514
THIRD QUARTERCCARMONT
TD11:16Jamaal Jones 5 Yd Pass From Jordan Johnson (Ben Worst Kick) 3521
TD09:33Lorenzo Taliaferro 51 Yd Run (Alex Catron Kick) 4221
FOURTH QUARTERCCARMONT
TD08:43Mitch Saylor 9 Yd Pass From Jordan Johnson (Ben Worst Kick) 4228
TD05:03Jamaal Jones 72 Yd Pass From Jordan Johnson (Ben Worst Kick) 4235