Coastal Carolina at Elon

Taliaferro's 3 TD's lead CCU past Elon 53-28

By Associated Press

ELON, N.C. (AP) Lorenzo Taliaferro ran for a career-best 205 yards and three touchdowns to lead Coastal Carolina to a 53-28 win over Elon on Saturday.

Coastal Carolina set a school record for total yards with 652 and the Chanticleers scored 21 unanswered points in the second half.

Alex Ross added 297 yards passing and threw three touchdowns each to different receivers for Coastal Carolina. The Chanticleers have scored 50-plus points three straight games and five of their last ten.

The win is the first 5-0 start in Coastal Carolina's school history. Its inaugural season was in 2003. The Chanticleers are 11-1 in their last 12 games dating back to last season, the only loss coming in the second round of the NCAA playoffs.

Mike Quinn tossed three touchdowns for Elon (1-4), but was 15 of 28 for 94 yards. The Phoenix trailed 32-28 at halftime, but was held scoreless in the second half.

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Scoring Summary
CSTCARLorenzo Taliaferro 24 yd run (Alex Catron kick)
ELONDoug Warrick 2 yd pass from Mike Quinn (John Gallagher kick)
CSTCARLorenzo Taliaferro 1 yd run (failed 2pt rush)
ELONRasaun Rorie 6 yd pass from Mike Quinn (John Gallagher kick)
CSTCARAlex Ross 1 yd run (failed 2pt pass)
ELONB.J. Bennett 7 yd run (John Gallagher kick)
CSTCARNiccolo Mastromatteo 15 yd pass from Alex Ross (failed 2pt pass)
ELONZach Duprey 2 yd pass from Mike Quinn (John Gallagher kick)
CSTCARTyrell Blanks 40 yd pass from Alex Ross (Alex Catron kick)
CSTCARDeMario Bennett 19 yd pass from Alex Ross (Alex Catron kick)
CSTCARDe'Angelo Henderson 5 yd run (Alex Catron kick)
CSTCARLorenzo Taliaferro 3 yd run (Alex Catron kick)
Team Stats
First Downs3319
Third Down Efficiency8-132-12
Fourth Down Efficiency0-02-2
Plays-Net Yards87-65265-333
Passing Yds297102
Kick Return Yds46141
Punt Return Yds2321
Time of Poss.34:4625:14
Individual Stats
CSTCAR: Lorenzo Taliaferro 32-205, Alex Ross 12-85, De'Angelo Henderson 6-34, Zach Silverberg 5-25, Brian Kass 1-4, Adrian Sullivan 1-2
ELON: Kierre Brown 2-92, B.J. Bennett 10-62, Tracey Coppedge 11-47, Karl Bostick 9-22, Thuc Phan 2-13, Mike Quinn 2--5
CSTCAR: Alex Ross 22-29-297-1, Brian Kass 0-1-0-0
ELON: Mike Quinn 15-27-94-0, John Loughery 1-2-8-0
CSTCAR: DeMario Bennett 5-78, Tyrell Blanks 4-76, Niccolo Mastromatteo 4-47, Bruce Mapp 3-41, Devin Brown 3-25, Lorenzo Taliaferro 2-10, John Israel 1-20
ELON: Rasaun Rorie 5-49, Justin Osborne 3-15, Doug Warrick 2-10, Kierre Brown 2-9, Tracey Coppedge 1-7, Andre Davis 1-6, Danny Sellers 1-4, Zach Duprey 1-2

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