2016 Charleston Southern Buccaneers football
Big South co-champion
FCS Playoffs, L 14–15 vs. Wofford
ConferenceBig South Conference
Ranking
STATSNo. 15
FCS CoachesNo. 14
2016 record7–4 (4–1 Big South)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorGabe Giardina
Defensive coordinatorChad Staggs
Home stadiumBuccaneer Field
(Capacity: 4,000)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 Big South Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 15 Charleston Southern +^   4 1     7 4  
Liberty +   4 1     6 5  
Kennesaw State   3 2     8 3  
Gardner–Webb   3 2     5 6  
Presbyterian   1 4     2 9  
Monmouth   0 5     4 7  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS Poll

The 2016 Charleston Southern Buccaneers football team represented Charleston Southern University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by fourth-year head coach Jamey Chadwell and played their home games at Buccaneer Field. They were a member of the Big South Conference. They finished the season 7–4, 4–1 in Big South play to share the conference championship with Liberty. They received the Big South's automatic bid to the FCS Playoffs where they lost to Wofford in the first round.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 277:30 pmat No. 1 North Dakota State*No. 7ESPNL 17–24 OT18,881
September 311:45 amKentucky State*No. 7ESPN3W 57–71,780
September 1012:30 pmat No. 3 (FBS) Florida State*No. 7ACCRSNL 8–5275,831
September 241:00 pmat MonmouthNo. 12ESPN3W 35–72,801
October 16:00 pmat No. 14 Coastal Carolina*No. 10ESPN3W 59–58 2OT10,213
October 811:45 amAlbany StateNo. 8
  • Buccaneer Field
  • Charleston, SC
ESPN3canceled[a]
October 223:00 pmPresbyteriandaggerNo. 9
  • Buccaneer Field
  • Charleston, SC
ESPN3W 38–35,375
October 2911:45 amBucknell*No. 9
  • Buccaneer Field
  • Charleston, SC
ESPN3W 49–282,356
November 511:45 amGardner–WebbNo. 8
  • Buccaneer Field
  • Charleston, SC
ASNL 10–171,603
November 123:30 pmat No. 25 LibertyNo. 14ESPN3W 48–2621,712
November 1911:45 amKennesaw StateNo. 14
  • Buccaneer Field
  • Charleston, SC
ESPN3W 28–72,446
November 261:00 pmat No. 19 Wofford*No. 10ESPN3L 14–152,605
^[a] The game between Charleston Southern and Albany State was postponed in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Matthew.[1] A future date for the game has not yet been announced.

Game summaries

at North Dakota State

1 2 3 4OT Total
#7 Buccaneers 0 3 7 70 17
#1 Bison 0 3 7 77 24

See also: 2016 North Dakota State Bison football team

Kentucky State

1 2 3 4 Total
Thorobreds 0 7 0 0 7
#7 Buccaneers 22 21 7 7 57

at Florida State

1 2 3 4 Total
#7 Buccaneers 0 6 0 2 8
#3 (FBS) Seminoles 28 7 14 3 52

See also: 2016 Florida State Seminoles football team

at Monmouth

1 2 3 4 Total
#12 Buccaneers 0 7 14 14 35
Hawks 0 0 7 0 7

See also: 2016 Monmouth Hawks football team

at Coastal Carolina

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
#10 Buccaneers 7 16 7 1577 59
#14 Chanticleers 21 0 10 1476 58

See also: 2016 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers football team

Albany State

Presbyterian

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Hose 0 3 0 0 3
#9 Buccaneers 0 21 14 3 38

See also: 2016 Presbyterian Blue Hose football team

Bucknell

1 2 3 4 Total
Bison 7 7 7 7 28
#9 Buccaneers 7 14 21 7 49

See also: 2016 Bucknell Bison football team

Gardner–Webb

1 2 3 4 Total
Runnin' Bulldogs 0 0 7 10 17
#8 Buccaneers 7 0 0 3 10

See also: 2016 Gardner–Webb Runnin' Bulldogs football team

Liberty

1 2 3 4 Total
#25 Flames 6 0 6 14 26
#14 Buccaneers 7 24 7 10 48

See also: 2016 Liberty Flames football team

Kennesaw State

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 0 7 0 0 7
#14 Buccaneers 14 7 0 7 28

See also: 2016 Kennesaw State Owls football team

FCS Playoffs

First Round–Wofford

1 2 3 4 Total
#10 Buccaneers 7 0 7 0 14
#19 Terriers 0 8 7 0 15

See also: 2016 Wofford Terriers football team

Ranking movements

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
— = Not ranked.
Week
PollPre123456789101112Final
STATS FCS771212108999814141015
Coaches67121188899914131014
FCS PlayoffsNot released9Not released

References

  1. ^ "Charleston Southern postpones football game, other events" (Press release). The Post and Carrier. October 4, 2016. Retrieved October 6, 2016.