Coastal Football ready for #1 North Dakota State in FCS Playoffs
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 19:59:38 GMT —
The #11 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (12-2) football team will play at the #1 North Dakota State Bison (12-0) on Saturday, December 14 in the quarterfinal round of the FCS Playoffs at the Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota.
Coastal Carolina is coming off the most significant win in program history, a 42-35 victory at #4 Montana. The Chanticleers will be an even bigger underdog this week against a Bison team that has not lost a home game this season, and they have never lost an FCS playoff home game in eight previous starts.
North Dakota State's 21-game win streak is the longest in Division I. The Bison have won two consecutive FCS National Championships.
The Bison are 46-14 all-time in 27 trips to the post season.
Saturday's contest will be the first football meeting between Coastal Carolina and North Dakota State. CCU is 0-1 lifetime against teams from the Missouri Valley Conference.
North Dakota State beat Furman 38-7 last week to advance to the quarterfinals. CCU beat Furman 35-28 during the regular season.
North Dakota State head coach Craig Bohl is leaving the school after 11 seasons. He has already been introduced as the new head coach at Wyoming. Bohl will stay on at North Dakota State until the end of their season.
Bohl has a record of 101-32 at North Dakota State. Coastal Carolina head coach Joe Moglia has a 20-7 record in his second season with the Chanticleers. Both are finalists for the FCS Coach of the Year Award.
Coastal Carolina is averaging 42.9 points a game, third best in the FCS. North Dakota State averages 37.2 points a contest.
North Dakota State has the number one scoring defense in the FCS. The Bison has given up 11.2 points per game. CCU has allowed 29.2 points a game.
North Dakota State's most impressive win this year was a season-opening 24-21 victory over Kansas State in Manhattan, Kansas.
Kickoff for the Coastal Carolina at North Dakota State game is scheduled for noon (ET). The game will be televised on ESPN.