South Alabama football holds off Coastal Carolina for the win on Senior Day

Both Tra Minter and Jamarius Way set school game records as part of an effort in which the University of South Alabama football team's offense racked up 533 total yards to help the Jaguars to a 31-28 Sun Belt Conference football Senior Day win Friday over Coastal Carolina at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

Minter ran for 203 yards on 24 carries — with 115 of those coming after halftime — while Way caught three touchdown passes to help South end the season 3-9 overall and 2-6 in the league.  Nick Mobley recorded a team-high seven stops, with upperclassmen Bull Barge, Tyree Turner and Sean Grayer combining for four tackles for loss; the trio and Nigel Lawrence all had four or more total stops in the contest.

Kilton Anderson was 20-of-32 passing for 262 yards with a score for the Chanticleers (5-7, 2-6 Sun Belt), with Malcolm Williams catching seven balls for 109 yards and a touchdown.  Three CCU defenders — Teddy Gallagher, Alex Spillum and Fitz Wattley — were credited with 10-plus tackles for the Chants' defense.

"I was glad our seniors could go out with a win in their last game at Ladd; those guys really stepped up and played big in a big way.  Jamarius had a big game. I thought Bull played really well," said head coach Steve Campbell. "Evan and Cole [Garvin] both played well and did a lot of good things.  That senior class has been instrumental in a lot of the good things that have happened to South Alabama.  They were the group that helped usher in our new indoor [practice] facility and the group that is helping the new stadium get built on campus.  I was glad that crew was able to get a last 'W' in their last game."

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