CONWAY, S.C. – The Hampton University football team wrapped up the 2016 season on Saturday afternoon with a 26-7 loss to No. 15 Coastal Carolina at Brooks Stadium. The Pirates finished the season at 5-6 overall and 5-3 in MEAC play. Jaylian Williamson wrapped up his Hampton career by completing 17 of 33 passes for 181 yards – and seven of those passes went To Twarn Mixson for 81 yards. Rashawn Proctor also caught five passes for 65 yards.
Christian Faber-Kinney wound up being the Pirates’ top rusher, thanks to a 34-yard run after a fake field goal that wound up being Hampton’s only touchdown of the game. The Chanticleers opened the scoring with 7:08 left in the first quarter, capping off an 8-play, 65-yard drive with a 30-yard touchdown run from De’Angelo Henderson. Ryan Granger then added a 26-yard field goal with 1:17 left in the first quarter to give Coastal a 10-0 lead.
Granger also had two field goals in the second quarter, hitting from 30 and 25 yards respectively to put the Chanticleers up 16-0. That led held not just at the half, but throughout the third quarter. The Pirates got on the board early in the fourth quarter, going 93 yards in 10 plays before bringing on the field goal unit. Faber-Kinney, the holder, then ran the ball in himself from 34 yards out with 14:48 left in the game to cut the lead to 16-7.
Coastal answered immediately, as Ky’Jon Tyler ran back the ensuing kickoff 77 yards to put the Chanticleers up 23-7. Granger added a 20-yard field goal with 2:44 left to make the lead 26-7. On defense, Owen Obasuyi led the Pirates with 12 tackles, while Steven Smith added 11 tackles – including two and a half tackles for loss. Treshawn Council recorded a sack, and Brendan Cole and DaQuavius Reid each forced a fumble. Cole also recovered a fumble.