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Continuing History: Chants improve to 5-0

Courtesy: Coastal Carolina Media Relations

ELON, N.C. – Coastal Carolina's Lorenzo Taliaferro rushed for a career-high 205 yards, Alex Ross had 382 yards of total offense while accounting for four scores and the #11/12 Chanticleers (5-0) rolled up a school record 652 yards of total offense in a 53-28 win over Elon (1-4) Saturday afternoon at Rhodes Stadium.

Elon actually led 28-25 with 3:59 left in the second quarter before Coastal scored 28 unanswered, including a TD with 28 seconds left in the first half, to put 50 points on the board for the third consecutive contest. While Elon had 333 yards of total offense for the game, the Chanticleer defense pitched a shutout in the second half, allowing just 78 yards of offense in the second half – 48 in the third quarter and 30 in the fourth.

In addition to setting a CCU single-game record, Coastal has rushed for 300-plus yards in three straight games (339 at Eastern Kentucky, 382 versus Hampton and 355 at Elon) and now has produced five of the school's top 11 single-game efforts for total offense over the last 10 games.

Over Coastal's last 12 games, CCU is 11-1 – with its lone loss coming in the second round of the NCAA playoffs last season – and is averaging 42.2 points per game.

Taliaferro rushed 32 times for his 205 yards – 6.4 per carry – and scored three touchdowns. The 32 rushes and 205 yards rank second on the CCU single-game list. For the season, Taliaferro is averaging 6.8 yards per carry – 101 attempts for 691 yards – with 10 touchdowns, which ranks fifth-tied on the CCU single-season list.

Ross was 22-of-29 for 297 yards passing with three touchdowns and an interception. The sophomore also rushed 12 times for 85 yards – 7.1 per attempt – with a score. In Ross' six career starts (one in 2012 and five this season) CCU has had three of the school's top five single-game efforts for total offense, including a school-record 652 at Elon today, 631 (3rd-best) at Eastern Kentucky earlier this season and 596 (5th-best) at Gardner-Webb in 2012.

Coastal Carolina will have next week off before returning to action Oct. 12 to host Gardner-Webb at 6 pm.

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