Ross throws for 4 TDs to lead Coastal Carolina past Bethune-Cookman 48-24 in FCS playoffs

Alex Ross threw four touchdown passes to lead Coastal Carolina

to a 48-24 victory over Bethune-Cookman in the first round of the

FCS playoffs Saturday.

Both Coastal Carolina (11-2, 4-1 Big South) and Bethune-Cookman

(10-3, 7-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) are ranked, and each

were conference co-champions. Coastal Carolina travels December 7

to Montana (10-2) for the second round.

Ross threw two of his TD passes in the first half, Mike McClure

returned a fumble 39 yards for a score, and Lorenzo Taliaferro

rushed for an 8-yard touchdown as the Chanticleers built a 27-10

halftime lead.

The Chanticleers opened the second half with TD passes of 23 and

21 from Ross. Ross was 13 of 18 for 256 yards passing without

throwing an interception. Taliaferro led the Chanticleers with 85

yards rushing.

Brodrick Waters threw for a 16-yard touchdown and rushed for a

27-yard TD to lead Bethune-Cookman.