By: CSU Sports Media
Darius Douglas targeted Garris Schwarting for the go-ahead 24-yard touchdown pass in the overtime period and Charleston Southern's defense forced a late fumble on Hampton's final possession to secure the CSU 27-20 win over the visiting Pirates on Saturday night.
Facing 3rd-and-9 on their opening possession over overtime, Douglas stepped up in the pocket and found Schwarting over the middle for the go-ahead 24-yard touchdown. It was Douglas' first collegiate touchdown pass and capped a solid relief effort that included 10-of-24 through the air for 174 yards and added 45 rushing yards and two scores in the win.
On Hampton's (5-5, 1-3 Big South) final possession of the game, the Bucs' (4-6, 2-2 Big South) continued their relentless pressure in the Pirates' backfield in the game as Shaundre Mims came up with the strip-sack on 4th-and-15. Anton Williams secured the loose ball to cap the Bucs' win.
Douglas highlighted CSU's offensive efforts, while Demetrius Jones recorded his first collegiate 100-yard receiving effort with three catches for 117 yards. Quinn Caballero added four catches for 31 yards as the Bucs finished the game with 231 yards through the air.
Defensively, the Bucs' posted a season-high seven sacks with Mims tying CSU single game record with 4.0 sacks. He added 3.0 tackles for loss and a forced fumble. Anton Williams added 4.5 tackles for loss, while CSU had three different players record interceptions in the contest.
Hampton quarterback Deondre Francois paced the Pirates' offense going 26-of-47 for 298 yards and a trio of touchdowns to Jadakis Bonds. Bonds led the Pirates with 10 catches for 91 yards, while KeyRon Catlett posted eight catches for 96 yards.
Charleston Southern heads on their final road trip of the 2019 season as the Buccaneers make the trip to Clinton, S.C. for a 1 p.m. game against Presbyterian College. The November 16 kickoff will be carried live on ESPN+.