Coastal Carolina stared down an upset playoff win at Montana on Saturday.
Missoula, MT (SportsNetwork.com) -
All the talk about Coastal Carolina not being able to handle the single-digits temperatures at the University of Montana.
It turns out the Chanticleers were red hot in the second round of the FCS playoffs Saturday.
Quarterback Alex Ross threw for three first-half touchdowns and had 325 total yards, and Coastal Carolina built a three-touchdown halftime lead en route to a 42-35 victory over eighth-seeded Montana at Washington-Grizzly Stadium.
Trio invited to Payton Award announcement
By Craig Haley, FCS Exec. Director
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
Each began the season leading his FCS team to an impressive victory over FBS competition.
And not one took his foot off the pedal.
Quarterbacks Vernon Adams of Eastern Washington and Jimmy Garoppolo of Eastern Illinois and running back Terrance West of Towson were the best at what they do during the regular season. All three have been invited to the announcement of the 27th Walter Payton Award, bestowed on the outstanding player in the FCS and considered the Heisman Trophy of the former Division I-AA level.
The winner will be announced at The Sports Network's FCS Awards Banquet and Presentation on Dec. 16 in Philadelphia. The winners of the Buck Buchanan Award (FCS outstanding defensive player), Jerry Rice Award (FCS freshman of the year) and Eddie Robinson Award (FCS coach of the year) also will be feted that night.