Ross, Coastal Carolina ice Montana 42-35

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.