Who: Presbyterian at Kennesaw State
When: Saturday, November 12 – Noon
Where: Fifth Third Bank Stadium – Kennesaw, Ga.
Watch: ASN/Peachtree TV (Mike Hogewood, Renaldo Wynn)
Listen: Sunny 103.5 FM / Fox Sports 1400 AM / WPCC 1410 AM (Ryan Clary, John Orck)
Live Stats: KSUOwls.com
Social Media: @BlueHoseFtball (Twitter/Instagram) / @BlueHoseSports
PC Concludes Conference Play at Kennesaw State
• Presbyterian will travel to Kennesaw State on Saturday to wrap up Big South play for the 2016 season.
• The two schools will meet for the second time in program history with Saturday’s game being the first meeting at KSU.
• Last season, PC claimed 14-6 victory in Clinton, S.C. in the season finale. The Blue Hose defense forced four turnovers in the contest, holding the owls to just a pair of field goals.
• Darrell Bridges rushed for 134 yards on 19 carries, an average of 7.1 yards per carry, against KSU, including an 84-yard run, the longest play of the year by PC last season. Grant Beidel totaled a team high-tying 10 tackles in his first career start.
Last Time Out
• Presbyterian fell to Liberty in a defensive affair, 16-0, on Saturday in PC’s home finale.
• The PC defense held Liberty to 16 points in the contest, nearly half of their season average of 31.6 points per game. It was the Flames’ fewest points against an FCS opponent this season. The only teams to hold LU to fewer points was ACC power Virginia Tech (13) and SMU (14).
• DaShawn Davis continued his strong play at wideout, hauling in six passes for 75 yards. The total includes a 48-yard reception, PC’s longest pass play of the year and the longest of Davis’s career.
Beidel, Moss Leading Defense
• Linebackers Grant Beidel and Nick Moss sit atop the team lead in tackles with 62 and 61 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.
• Beidel is also tied for the team-lead with two interceptions.
• Moss, a freshman, reached a career-high with 11 tackles on Saturday against Liberty.
• Beidel has reached double-digit tackles on two occasions this year, while Moss is one two other PC players to get at least 10 tackles.
D. Davis Emerges as Offensive Leader
• Sophomore DaShawn Davis has emerged as a go-to option for the Blue Hose at wideout on offense.
• The second-year receiver leads the squad with 40 receptions for 441 receiving yards to go with one touchdown.
• The 40 receptions is the most by a PC player since 2014 and is just shy of placing 10th on PC’s Division I single-season list.
• The 441 yards is almost since 2014 and puts Davis 46 yards away from cracking the top 10 in receiving yardage as well.
• Davis tied the PC Division I single-game record with 12 receptions against Florida Tech, totaling 129 receiving yards, ninth-most in a single game in PC’s D1 era.
Burgess Emerging at Safety
• Ryan Burgess has emerged a strong option for the Blue Hose at safety, totaling 31 tackles over his last four games as a primary option on defense.
• The redshirt sophomore led the defense with a team-high 11 tackles against Coastal Carolina. He is one of three PC players 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 four straight games after playing primarily on special teams early on.
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. After 37 rushing yards against Liberty, his career total now sits at 2,109.
• 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 75.3 rushing yards per game for 28 games.
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 from 2015.
• Freshman Cedric Frazier hauled in three catches for 74 yards and a touchdown, his second, against Coastal Carolina. The rookie ranks fourth on the team in receiving, catching 15 passes for 194 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 19 receptions for 212 receiving yards with one touchdown on the season.
• DarQuez Watson has also established himself as a reliable target for PC, hauling in 20 passes for 207 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.