PC gets a new opponent
Presbyterian to Face South Alabama in Mobile on November 19
The Presbyterian College football team needed just a couple of days to find an opponent for an 11th game for the 2016 season.
PC and South Alabama have agreed to play on the gridiron in Mobile, Ala., on Nov.19, the two schools announced.
“We are excited about playing South Alabama,” Athletic Director Brian Reese said. “It is a great opportunity for us. We are fortunate things played out the way they did and we were able to schedule a quality opponent like South Alabama.”
The matchup will be the first ever between the Blue Hose and the Jaguars on the gridiron. It will also be PC’s first meeting with a school from the Sun Belt Conference since the Blue Hose moved to Division I in 2007. PC will face off against a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) school for the 13th time in school history and the second time in 2016.
The Blue Hose have taken on three current Sun Belt schools in the past but none of the schools were members of the league at the time. PC holds a 9-8 all-time record against Appalachian State, a 2-2 mark against Troy and has faced Georgia Southern on three occasions.
The contest completes PC’s 2016 schedule, replacing the game against Florida that was cancelled earlier this week. The Gators will now travel to LSU, who cancelled its game against South Alabama, on Nov. 19 for a key SEC showdown.
Game time and broadcast information will be announced at a later date. For ticket information, fans can log on to USAJaguars.com.
PC is back in action Saturday when its travels to Charleston Southern at 6 p.m. in a key Big South contest.
Rosier Tabbed Big South Defensive Player of the Week
Senior defensive end Khari Rosier has been named Big South Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Monmouth, the league announced.
He is the second PC player to take home a weekly award this year.
Rosier totaled five tackles in PC’s 17-13 win over the Hawks on Thursday night, including 2.5 tackles for loss and a 0.5 sack. The native of Lithonia, Ga. teamed up with Curtis Bey for a nine-yard sack on Monmouth’s opening drive. He also stopped Lavon Chaney at or behind the line of scrimmage three times on the Hawks’ final drive of the contest.
Rosier leads the team with 7.0 tackles for loss this season and is third on the squad in total tackles with 28. He also ranks fourth on PC’s career list for tackles for loss, totaling 23.0 in his time with the Blue Hose.