PC football ready to hit some other guys
PC Opens at Central Michigan on Thursday Night
• Presbyterian College begins the 2016 football season on Thursday, September 1 at Central Michigan in the first ever meeting between the two schools on the gridiron. • PC opens the season on the road for the fourth straight season with all four games coming against FBS opponents. The last time PC opened the season at home was 2012 when it hosted Brevard.
- PC opens the season against a MAC school for the third straight season. The Blue Hose took on Northern Illinois in the 2014 season opener and Miami (Ohio) in the 2015 opener. • The Blue Hose also open on a Thursday night for the first time since 2013 when they traveled to Wake Forest for the season opener. It will be PC’s fourth Thursday night game since 2007 but its first of two Thursday games this season.
PC set for 104th Season of Football
• Presbyterian is set to begin its 104th season of football in 2016. The program has fielded a football team every season since its inau- gural season in 1913. PC has amassed 492 victories in the program’s extensive history.
- The 2016 season also marks the 10th season since PC transitioned to Division I in 2007. It will also be the program’s eighth season as a Big South member, after joining the league for the 2009 season. • PC has managed 52 winning seasons throughout its history with the last coming in 2014. PC went 6-5 two seasons ago to achieve its first winning record since joining the Big South.
Three Earn Preseason All-Big South Honors
• Running back Darrell Bridges, defensive end Obinna Ntiasagwe and tight end Joseph Purter were each named to the Preseason All-Big South team. • Bridges is coming off a 1,000-yard rushing season in 2015, the program’s first since moving to Division I in 2007. The first team All- Big South selection last season also led the team in scoring with eight touchdowns, all coming on the ground.
- Ntiasagwe led the squad with 5.5 sacks last season as a part of his 41 tackles on the year, second-most of all returning PC players.
• Purter hauled in eight passes for 103 yards last season, including a 49-yard reception, the longest pass play of the year by PC.