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Blue Hose and Bucs to Battle at Bailey

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The Presbyterian College football team will play its third home game in as many weeks, looking for its third win in a row, as the Blue Hose host Charleston Southern at Bailey Stadium at 2 p.m.  The game will be broadcast live on ESPN3, as well as WKRI i91.9-FM.

While PC (3-4, 1-0) owns a 13-7 record over Charleston Southern (8-1, 1-0) in a series dating back to 1993, the Bucs have found success lately, winning the last six of seven meetings.  After winning the first 12 of 13, the Blue Hose lost five straight before picking up a 45-14 win in 2011, the last time the Bucs were in Clinton.

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Offense Notes
Against Point ...
Blake Roberts set a new career-high with 146 yards on 12 attempts to lead the rushing corps and LaQua Mayes picked up 89 yards on nine careers to set a new career-best while at PC ...

Two of PC’s rushing touchdowns came from wide receivers Tobi Antigha and Arthur Williams ...

Heys McMath went 9-for-10 with two TDs and 160 yards before Tamyn Garrick came in to go 3-for-4 with four yards ...

Jeremiah McKie caught five passes for 82 yards and Antigha hauled in two for 63 yards ... Both receivers grabbed one touchdown apiece.

General ...
Jeremiah McKie is 3rd in the Big South in All-Purpose yardage through seven games with 112.9 ypg ... LaQa Mayes is 7th with 92.4 ypg ...

Demarcus Rouse starting the year right and leads the team in rushing and is sixth in the league ... He is also tops in scoring with 7 touchdowns, which puts him 5th in the conference ... In seven games this season, he has increased his production, going from averaging 42.7 yards per game in 2012 to 54.1 this year ... He had nine TDs all of last year, but already has seven in 2013 ...

Tobi Antigha, who leads the Blue Hose in receiving, is second in the Big South in receptions per game and tied for third in reception yards per game ...

Team Notes
The Blue Hose posted several  records in the contest at Furman ... With Kaleb Griffin going 15-for-18, the 83.3 completion % was a PC Division I record ...

The Blue Hose offense produced 352 yards against Charlotte, just 24 yards shy of the previous season-high set against Brevard ...

Despite the loss, the Blue Hose rushed 44 times, caught 25 receptions and recorded 25 passes, all season-highs ...

Against VMI, PC set a new program record for points in a Big South Conference game ... The team’s 49 points eclipsed 45 points scored against Charleston Southern on November 19, 2011 ...

The Blue Hose racked up 535 yards of offense against VMI, the most in the 2013 season ...

The Blue Hose racked up 341 yards and five touchdowns on the ground, two Division I records for the program against Point ...

The Blue Hose threw only two incompletions on the day as well against the Skyhawks ... PC did not commit a turnover or allow a sack either ...

The offensive line has only surrendered six sacks this season to lead the conference ...

Defense Notes
Against Point ...
Defensively, Fred Marshall and Mitchell Anderson each contributed eight total tackles ... Darius Norfleet and Derrick Washington each picked up a sack ...

Kevin Crawford stepped in front of a Jeremy Uzee pass for his first career interception ...

General ...
Donelle Williams, prior to his season-ending injury, led the team with 23 tackles and was seventh in the league ... Breyon Williams now leads the Blue Hose with 43 tackles, good enough for ninth in the Big South ... DaRon Dickey has 40 tackles, along with Fred Marshall, which puts them both tied for 12th in the conference ...

Ugonna Akoh has recorded at least one tackle for a loss in all but one game this season, including against VMI where he has posted two ... With eight TFLs on the season, Akoh ranks tied for fourth in the Big South ...

With two fumble recoveries against Wofford Joaquin Ross leads the league in that category ...

Team Notes
The Blue Hose have limited opponents to 156 total first downs to put them third in the conference ...

The Blue Hose surrendered a season-high 540 yards of total offense against VMI, most of them coming on 400 yards of passing from the visitors ... PC gave up just 140 yards on the ground, nine from the season-low of 131 given up at Furman ...

Special Teams Notes
Against Point ...
Special teams came up big for PC to start the second quarter as Ed Britt blocked a 50-yard point field goal attempt and Joshua Polk scooped up the loose ball and ran it all the way to the Point seven yard-line ...

General ...
Jeremiah McKie leads the league in kick returns with LaQua Mayes following closely in second .... McKie is averaging 27.4 yards, while Mayes is averaging 23.7 yards per return ...

Stephen Doar, handling PATs in place of injured Brett Wilson, is a perfect 16-for-16 for a tie for first in the conference ...

Team Notes
So far this season, the Blue Hose have been pretty good in the return game ... PC has totaled 748 yards in kickoff returns for an average of 22.7 yards a carry for second in the Big South ...

The Blue Hose lead in punt return average with 17.8 yards ... It is also good enough for fourth in the nation ...

Kickoff coverage has been solid, as well, with the Blue Hose ranking third in the conference with a 37.8 net average ...


 

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