Who: Presbyterian at South Alabama
When: Saturday, November 19 – 7 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT)
Where: Ladd Peebles Stadium – Mobile, Ala.
Watch: ESPN3 (Jim Barber, Doug Graber)
Listen: Sunny 103.5 FM / Fox Sports 1400 AM / WPCC 1410 AM (Ryan Clary, John Orck)
Live Stats: USAJaguars.com
Social Media: @BlueHoseFtball (Twitter/Instagram) / @BlueHoseSports
PC Concludes 2016 Season at South Alabama
• Presbyterian will travel to South Alabama on Saturday in the final game of the 2016 season for PC. The Blue Hose will finish the year on the road for the first time since 2014.
• The two teams will meet for the first time in the history of the two programs, despite beginning the season with a different opponent scheduled for Nov. 19.
• PC and USA will meet thanks to buyouts from Florida and LSU, respectively. The Florida-LSU game, orginally scheduled for Oct. 8, was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew and was moved to Nov. 19 to allow both teams to complete the conference portion of their schedules.
• PC has won its last two season finales with low-scoring victories over Gardner-Webb (2014) and Kennesaw State (2016). Last season, PC topped KSU, 13-7, at home in the first ever meeting of the two schools.
Last Time Out
• Presbyterian fell to Kennesaw State, 45-10, in the final conference game of the season for the Blue Hose. It was PC’s first trip to KSU and just the second ever meeting between the two.
• Khari Rosier led the defense with a career-high 13 tackles, most by a PC player this season.
• Ben Cheek scored the lone touchdown for PC, rushing for the score from one-yard out in the third quarter.
• PC offense struggled to get going but was able to spread the ball around, as eight different receivers caught a pass and six different players recorded a rush.
Rosier Finishing Career Strong
• Senior defensive end Khari Rosier continues to finish his career in strong fashion to add to an impressive era at PC.
• In his final season, Rosier has totaled 57 tackles, already a PC Division I era single-season record for tackles by a defensive lineman.
• He recorded a career-high 13 tackles at KSU on Saturday, four more than his previous high and the most by a PC player this season.
• The native of Lithonia, Ga. also ranks in the top 10 in PC’s Division I era for career sacks and tackles for loss. He enters his final game at PC in fourth place in both categories with 9.5 career sacks and 24.0 career tackles for loss.
D. Davis Leads Offense
• 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 41receptions for 457 receiving yards to go with one touchdown.
• The 41 receptions puts him in a tie for 10th place for single-season receptions in PC’s Division I era. He is tied with Larry Thomas, who also had 41 receptions in 2007.
• The 456 yards is almost since 2014 and puts Davis 30 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.
Record-Breaking Year for Norton
• Brett Norton will have the opportunity to break multiple single-season records as both a punter and kicker in the final game of the season on Saturday.
• The sophomore punter has averaged 40.64 yards per punt this season, just shy of Patrick Morgano’s Division I era record of 40.65 yards per punt.
• He has punted 75 times for 3,043 yards, both of which rank second in PC’s Division I era. Stephen Doar established both records last season, punting 80 times for a school record 3,083 yards to earn first-team All-Big South honors.
• Additionally, Norton tied the PC Division I era single-season record for field goals made with his seventh make of the year on Saturday. He tied Cam Miller, who reached seven in 2007 and 2010, and Aaron Mayes (2011) for the single-season high-water mark.
Beidel, Moss Leading Defense
• Linebackers Grant Beidel and Nick Moss sit atop the team lead in tackles with 67 and 65 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.
Burgess Emerges at Safety
• Ryan Burgess has emerged a strong option for the Blue Hose at safety, totaling 34 tackles over his last five 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 each of the last five 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. Bridges has pushed his career total to 2,158 in the two games since.
• 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 29 games.
• DaShawn Davis and Daryl Wilson have helped lead a young group of receivers that have allowed PC to complete 157 passes to date, after completing just 87 all of last season. The 157 completions is the most since 2013, when PC passers completed 184 pass attempts.
• The Blue Hose have four different players with at least 20 receptions on the season, a first for the program since 2012 when it also had four players above the 20-reception threshold.
• In total, six different players have caught double-digit passes this season, the most since the 2011 team also had six players with at least 10 catches.
• Wilson put together his best game of the year against Monmouth, making five catches for 86 yards and the go-ahead touchdown. He is tied for second on the squad with 22 receptions for 234 receiving yards with one touchdown on the season.
• Freshman Cedric Frazier hauled in three catches for 74 yards and a touchdown, his second, against Coastal Carolina in his best performance of the year. The rookie ranks fourth on the team in receiving, catching 16 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns.
• DarQuez Watson has also established himself as a reliable target for PC, hauling in 22 passes for 226 yards and two scores on the year.
• Even running back Darrell Bridges has helped the passing game, catching 22 passes out of the backfield. That is the most receptions by a running back since Lance Byrd caught 22 passes in 2009.