Ole Miss

Published on November 6th, 2014 | by Carver Rayburn

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Scouting Presbyterian (game at Vaught-Hemingway, Nov. 8 at 11 am)

Game TEN

Presbyterian at No. 11 Ole Miss

PresbyterianBlueHoseClinton, South Carolina

Founded 1880, Enrollment 1,172

Bailey Memorial Stadium – 6,500

SEC Network, 11 am

Nickname: Blue Hose

Mascot: Scotty the Scotsman

Colors: Garnet and Blue

 

Notes and Stats on Presbyterian

The Blue Hose are on pace for the best rushing season in its Division I (FCS) era, posting an average of 182.8 yards per game. PC posted 175.6 rushing yards per game in 11 games in 2011, the current record. PC outgained Liberty on the ground, 168 to 161, led in part by Blake Robert’s 70 yards on nine carries. Saturday marked the six time PC has out-rushed an opponent this season but only the second loss when doing so, the other coming against Coastal Carolina.

PC enters the week with the nation’s fifth-ranked red zone defense in the FCS after limiting Liberty to two scores in four red zone trips.  Liberty missed a 27-yard field goal and turned the ball over on downs in its other two times inside the 20. The Blue Hose rose to fifth in the nation in red zone defense, holding opponents to a 63.3 percent conversion rate inside the 20-yard line (19/30) this season.

Did you know?

Presbyterian College is home to the largest bronze statue of a Scotsman in the World, Cyrus. The Local Voice Ligature

This article originally appeared in The Local Voice #216 (published November 6, 2014).

To download the PDF of this issue, click HERE.

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About the Author

Carver Rayburn was born and raised an Ole Miss Rebel in Oxford, Mississippi. He has worked for many newspapers and magazines in both editorial and advertising, including OffBeat Magazine, The Hattiesburg American, The Meridian Star, The Neshoba Democrat, The Madison County Journal, The Clarke County Tribune, The New Albany Gazette, Southeastern Football Saturdays, and Rebel Yell. He currently lives in New Orleans and has a four-year-old son, Hart. You can contact Carver at carverrayburn@hotmail.com.



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