Unbeaten Coastal Carolina defeats Hampton 50-17

The Associated Press

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) -- Alex Ross ran for two touchdowns and passed for another as Coastal Carolina cruised past Hampton 50-17 on Saturday night.

Coastal Carolina (4-0), off to its best start in school history, scored five of its six touchdowns in the first half, including two rushing TDs by Ross. Ross added a 6-yard scoring pass to DeMario Bennett as the first half expired to give the Chanticleers a 40-0 lead.

Lorenzo Taliaferro had 14 carries for 99 yards and two TDs for the Chanticleers. He has 486 rushing yards in four games, the best start for a running back in CCU history.

The CCU offense continued to roll with 511 total yards, following last week's 631 yards against Eastern Kentucky.

Jaylian Williamson was 13 of 24 for 135 yards and one touchdown to lead the Pirates (0-4).

It was the first meeting between the schools.

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