Coastal Carolina 55, Gardner-Webb 33
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP)
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 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.