Who: Presbyterian vs. Liberty
When: Saturday, November 5 – 2 p.m.
Where: Bailey Memorial Stadium – Clinton, S.C.
Watch: ESPN3 (Kevin Burke, Jay Sonnhalter)
Listen: Sunny 103.5 FM / Fox Sports 1400 AM / WPCC 1410 AM (Ryan Clary, John Orck)
Live Stats: GoBlueHose.com
Social Media: @BlueHoseFtball (Twitter/Instagram) / @BlueHoseSports
- First 1,000 fans through the gate will receive a Justin Bethel bobblehead, sponsored by Cooper Motor Company in Clinton, S.C.
- Military Appreciation Day – Military personnel receive free admission with military ID
- Youth Day – Fans 16 years of age and under receive free admission
PC Hosts Liberty on Senior Day
• Presbyterian will play host to Liberty on Senior Day in the team’s final home game of the season. PC will honor the team's 14 seniors prior to Saturday's game.
• The series between the two dates to 1982 with the Flames holding a 9-4 advantage all-time. PC and LU met four straight years from 1982-1985, before picking back up in 2007 when PC began its transition to Division I. PC won three of the first four meetings.
• Last season, PC led 13-7 with just over seven minutes to play but Liberty rallied with a pair of late touchdowns to claim a 21-13 win.
• PC rushed for 191 yards as a team in the game, led by Ben Cheek with a career-high 68 yards. The Blue Hose defense held the Flames to 286 yards, including 73 rushing yards.
Last Time Out
• Presbyterian fell to former Big South foe Coastal Carolina, 48-17, on Homecoming last Saturday.
• The Chanticleers capitalized on four PC turnovers, turning them in to 22 points en route to the victory.
• Darrell Bridges totaled 88 rushing yards to lead the PC ground attack and scored his second touchdown of the season. Cedric Frazier was impressive at wideout, totaling three catches for 74 yards and a touchdown.
• Ryan Burgess continued his strong work of late, totaling 11 tackles and a PBU in the loss.
Bridges Reaches 2,000-Yard Mark
• Darrell Bridges was finally able to surpass the 2,000-yard mark for his career, rushing for 88 yards against Coastal Carolina to push his career total to 2,072.
• Bridges is just the second player in the program’s Division I history to reach 2,000 career rushing yards. Lance Byrd currently sits atop the Division I era career list with 2,631 rushing from 2009-12.
• The running back also sits tied for third on the career touchdown list with 12. He is just two touchdowns shy of second place. Demarcus Rouse holds the D1 era record with 22 touchdowns.
• For his career, Bridges is averaging 76.7 rushing yards per game for 27 games.
Beidel, Moss Leading Defense
• Linebackers Grant Beidel and Nick Moss sit atop the team lead in tackles with 54 and 50 tackles, respectively, on the year.
• Beidel tied his career high with 11 tackles at Charleston Southern after also totaling 11 at Gardner-Webb on Oct. 8. He is one of two players on the team with double-digit tackles in a game this season.
• Beidel also recorded his team-leading second interception of the season at CSU
• Moss, a freshman, has totaled a career-high nine tackles on two occasions in his first season with the program. He totaled a team-high nine tackles with a tackle for loss in the win over Monmouth. He has at least five tackles in each of his last six games
Burgess Emerging at Safety
• Ryan Burgess has emerged a strong option for the Blue Hose at safety, totaling 24 tackles over his last three games as a primary option on defense.
• The redshirt sophomore led the defense with a team-high 11 tackles on Saturday against Coastal Carolina. He is just the second PC player to reach double-digit tackles this season.
• Against CSU, Burgess totaled six tackles, including a tackle for loss, along with a forced fumble and fumble recovery. The forced fumble and recovery led to PC’s only points in the game, a 33-yard field goal by Brett Norton.
• He has now started three straight games after playing primarily on special teams early on.
• PC’s offensive unit has performed well in its three home games so far, scoring 41 points (13.6 PPG) and totaling 1,015 yards of total offense (338.3 YPG), as compared to its five road games. PC has managed 40 points (8.0 PPG) and 1,004 yards (200.8 YPG) across its five road games this season.
• The 338.3 yards per game at home is PC’s best since 2014 when it averaged 379.5 yards per game in six contests at Bailey Memorial Stadium.
Receivers Finding Their Strides
• DaShawn Davis and Daryl Wilson have helped lead a young group of receivers that have allowed PC to nearly double its passing yards per game (155.0) from last season (82.0).
• Davis has caught 34 passes on the year, already the most by a PC receiver since 2014. He has totaled 366 receiving yards on the season, also the most since 2014.
• Freshman Cedric Frazier recorded his best game at PC to date, hauling in three catches for 74 yards and a touchdown, his second, against Coastal Carolina last week. The rookie ranks fourth on the team in receiving, catching 14 passes for 187 yards and two touchdowns.
• Wilson put together his best game of the year against Monmouth, making five catches for 86 yards and the go-ahead touchdown. He is second on the squad with 17 receptions for 205 receiving yards with one touchdown on the season.
• DarQuez Watson has also established himself as a reliable target for PC, hauling in 18 passes for 194 yards and two scores on the year.
• Senior Joseph Purter led PC in receiving at CSU, grabbing a pair of passes for 37 yards. The tight end had just three catches for 14 yards on the year entering the game, after missing the first three with an injury.