Friday, September 16, 2011

Coastal Carolina

With most of Georgia's opponents it is easy to know who their big time players are ahead of time. With Coastal Carolina I didn't know any of them so I took at look at their school website to find out what I could. Here are a few tidbits on them.
They are 2-0 beating Furman 30-23 and Catawba (division II school) 20-3.
Both games were at home and the average attendance was 8,305.

Two quarterbacks have split time with A. Hillary going 26/37 for 350 yards and 1 td while J. Childers has gone 11/16 for 140 yards and no td's. Neither has thrown an interception. Hillary spent his first two years of college as a member of the South Carolina Gamecocks. He transferred after not seeing any game time in his two years there.

Their leading receiver is J. Height with 6 catches for 63 yards. M. Hazel, D. Bennett, and A. Wesley all have 4 catches. Hazel leads the team in yards receiving with 93. Quarterback J. Childers also has 2 catches for 38 yards. Considering the number of plays he gets running the ball, throwing the ball, and catching it I would expect that Childers is one of their more talented players and someone the defense should know where he is lined up at all times. David Duran, a tight end, was at Michigan State for two years. He transferred and was a second team all-American (1AA) last year. He only has 3 catches this season but has shown god ability in the past.

Their running game is not very good. They average 2.8 yards per carry but they stick to the run with 44 rushes per game. Their leading rushers are J. Height 23-76(also leading receiver), A. Hillary* 22-75 and J. Childers* 13-39. *Their two quarterbacks are their second and third leader rushers.

Defensively they have three players with more than ten tackles on the season, M. Lott with 12, A. Jacobs with 12 and J. Houston with 11.(not THAT J. Houston)The team has 15 tackles for loss in their two games led by A. Jacobs with 3 and Q. Davis with 2.5. The team has 4 sacks. Josh Norman is a big CB at 6'2" and leads the team with 3 pass breakups. Norman was 1st team All Big South last year.

As a team the defense has given up given up 13ppg while scoring 25ppg a game. They average only 36.3 yards per punt on 7 punts but have not given up a single return yet. Their average kickoff is only 52.8 yards with a net of 39.3 to make the average starting point of opponents the 30 yard line. Their kicker’s long field goal is 26 yards. He has converted 3/4 field goals. His one miss was from less than 20 yards, and he has missed an extra point. Coastal Carolina has returned 5 kicks for 91 yards.

They have converted 9 of 28 third downs for a 32% conversion rate while they have held opponents to 8 of 27 third down conversions for a 30% conversion rate. They have given up two sacks. Opponents have rushed for 3.8 yards per carry on 67 rushes and scored 3 td's via the ground. They have given up 337 yards on 38/61 attempts. Their turnover margin is even at 3 fumbles gained and 3 lost. No interceptions thrown for them or their opponents. Coastal has scored 5 td's and 3 fg's in their 10 redzone trips while giving up 2 td's and 1 fg in 7 redzone trips for their opponents. They have scored one time from outside the redzone (52 yard td pass) and given up one score from outside the redzone (68 yard run).

The Chanticleers (no it is not a light fixture) have 6 OL that are over 300 lbs. They have 1 DL that is over 300 lbs. Their biggest DE is 250lbs. Their biggest LB is 225. That is a tale of the numbers as far as Coastal Carolina is concerned.


  1. Came across your blog from GTP. Good stuff! I enjoyed it. And thanks for the CC write-up. Now I actually know something about this crowd. Looking forward to a nice day at Sanford tomorrow. GO DAWGS!!!

  2. Thanks for checking out the blog and the compliment. I checked out yours as well and the story about your dad is awesome. Wish I was joining you in Athens for the game but have to work tonight and tomorrow night so it'll be the big screen at home instead.