Published on November 6th, 2014 | by Carver Rayburn0
Scouting Presbyterian (game at Vaught-Hemingway, Nov. 8 at 11 am)
Presbyterian at No. 11 Ole Miss
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.
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This article originally appeared in The Local Voice #216 (published November 6, 2014).
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