The Big South is having one if its best nonconference performances in conference history.

Note: last week’s ranking in parenthesis.

1. (2) Coastal Carolina 3-0

Wow. Not only did Coastal go on the road to beat a top 25 Eastern Kentucky team, they did so in convincing fashion. The Chanticleers won 51-32 behind 631 total offensive yards. Quarterback Alex Ross was 19/28 for 292 yards and three touchdowns passing. Running back Lorenzo Taliaferro had 174 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns. At one point during the game, from late 2nd quarter to early 4th quarter, Coastal scored 37 consecutive points to go from trailing 24-14 to leading 51-24.

Next: vs Hampton

2. (1) Liberty 2-1

The Flames defeated another lackluster opponent, this time Morgan State, 38-10. Liberty finally gets a FCS test this week in former head coach Danny Rocco and Richmond.

Next: @ Richmond

3. (4) Gardner Webb 2-1

The Runnin’ Bulldogs got a huge win over Richmond 12-10. The Spiders missed a 43 yard field goal on the final play of the game that would have given them the win. The kick wasn’t even close. Gardner-Webb took the lead on a 30 yard field goal with just 25 seconds left.

Next: @ Wofford

4. (3) Charleston Southern 3-0

Charleston Southern moves to 3-0 after defeating former Liberty special teams coordinator Mike Minter who is now the head coach at Campbell. The final was 30-10.

Next: @ Norfolk State

5. (5) Presbyterian 1-2

Presbyterian attempted a 23 yard field goal in the waning seconds against Furman that would have given the Blue Hose a win over the SoCon team, but the kick was blocked. The Paladins hung on for the 21-20 win.

Next: bye

6. (6) VMI 1-2

The Keydets are clearly the cellar of the conference as they lost to Division II North Greenville 37-24. Can VMI get another win this year?

Next: @ Virginia