The big picture
What it means
The Chanticleers rolled to a win over Hampton on Saturday and finished with a 10-2 overall record for the season. Despite not being eligible for postseason play due to a transition to the FBS-level Sun Belt Conference next season, many on the team believe it was one of the best seasons in the program’s short 14 year history.
It was the fourth 10-win season for the program and the third under head coach Joe Moglia, who just finished his fifth season at the school.
Coastal Carolina loses 20 seniors including star running back De’Angelo Henderson, wide receiver Bruce Mapp, linemen Sam Ekwonike, Voghens Larrieux, Chase Tidwell and defensive leaders Alex Scearce, CJ Thompson, Richie Sampson and Marcus Williamson among others.
The team will become an FBS member next season and, due to so many significant injuries, many of the players who will be starters will have already had substantial playing time.
This and that
Running back De’Angelo Henderson: The senior rushed for 135 yards on 22 carries and had one touchdown as his college career came to a wrap.
Linebacker Alex Scearce: The senior recorded eight tackles (two for loss), including one sack, to end the year with the most single-season in school history.
Punter Evan Rabon: The senior had two punts for an average of 43 yards and finished the year with an average of 39 yards per punt, one of the best totals in program history.
By the numbers
Program single-game record for field goals, tied between Ryan Granger and former kicker Josh Hoke. Granger hit four against Hampton.
Consecutive wins for the Chants to finish the season
Team-high tackles on the season for Scearce, a candidate for the Buck Buchanan award – given to the top defensive player at the FCS level. Scearce led the team in tackles as a junior as well.