MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Four Charleston Southern Buccaneers played a large role in the South’s 20-17 overtime win in the 2012 FCS Senior Scout Bowl played on Saturday at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on Saturday night.
The South rallied from a 14-6 deficit in third quarter to win on a 12-yard touchdown run by Trevor Manuel.
The four former Buccaneers helped carry a stout defensive effort by the South. Senior defensive back Charles James led the way with three tackles. He also had an interception which was called back on an offsides penalty.
Two former Buc defensive linemen helped limit the North offense. Isaac McKenzie had two tackles and a sack, while also had Cornelious Sterling two tackles and a sack.
Former wide receiver Corvaughn Archie had three catches for South offense for 30 yards in the win.
The four wrapped up their CSU career last month and were part of a Bucs’ squad that was one of the most improved at the FCS level. CSU went 4-1 at home and won 5-of-7 games during the middle of the year.
James could potentially see future invites to additional senior all-star games scheduled for the spring.
Manuel, out of Huntingdon College, a Division III school in Montgomery, Alabama, answered for the South after a 45-yard field goal by Josh Thiel, put the North in front on the opening drive of the first and only overtime. Thiel attended St. Francis University in Pennsylvania.
Trailing 14-6 late in the third quarter, fellow Big South product Kenny Little from Gardner-Webb scored on a 27-yard run for the South Stars. A two-point conversion tied the game and would force overtime.
Manuel was named FCS Senior Scout Bowl MVP after scoring the game-winning touchdown.
Note: A formal box score from the game was not provided. Charles James contributed to this report.