Friday, November 25, 2016

Everything you need to know for Coastal Carolina vs. Hampton

CONWAY, South Carolina

Series record
Coastal Carolina 1-0

Last meeting
CCU 50, Hampton 17, on Sept. 21, 2013

Coastal Carolina
Strength: Running game, defense
Weakness: Injuries at quarterback and offensive line

Strength: Defense
Weakness: Running game

Key matchup
Coastal Carolina’s offense against Hampton’s defense: Down to its seventh quarterback, CCU turns to graduate senior and former Chants baseball player Tyler Chadwick as he gets his first career start under center in his last game ever. Meanwhile, Coastal Carolina has relied on its rushing attack most of the season and likely will again Saturday, giving the Pirates a tough matchup.

Players to watch
Coastal Carolina
Senior running back De’Angelo Henderson: The All-American has one game left in his career and plans to leave it all on the field. He has recovered from a shoulder injury that kept him out for three games, but has now played two games since then. He is the program’s all-time leading rusher and will look to tack on quite a few more yards to his name Saturday.

Senior linebacker Alex Scearce: He is now on the list for the FCS Buck Buchanan Award, given to the NCAA Division I-AA’s best defensive player. He led the team in tackles last season and is the leader again this season.


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