St. Francis coming to Bailey Memorial Stadium

Action shifts to afternoon following 3 night games
Special prices for PC game THIS Saturday PC has some special deals for the football game this Saturday at noon against Charleston Southern. It's the Big South opener and tickets are free for students 16 and under, they just show their student ID. Adult tickets are half off so for Saturday they are just $5.



The Presbyterian College football team wraps up non-conference play against Saint Francis on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Bailey Memorial Stadium in the fifth straight home game for PC. The game can be seen on the Big South Network.


Game Setup
Who: Presbyterian (2-3, 0-0 Big South) vs. Saint Francis (3-1, 1-0 NEC)
When: Saturday, October 7 – 1 p.m.
Where: Bailey Memorial Stadium
Watch: Big South Network
Listen: Sunny 103.5 FM / Fox Sports 1400 AM / WPCC 1410 AM (Ryan Clary, John Orck)
Live Stats:
Social Media: @BlueHoseFtball (Twitter/Instagram) / @BlueHoseSports
Tickets: 864-833-8240


PC Ends Non-Conference Play Against Saint Francis
• Presbyterian wraps up non-conference play in the fifth game of its seven-game homestand against Saint Francis on Saturday at 1 p.m.
• It will be the first meeting on the gridiron between the two.
• Saint Francis enters Saturday’s matchup coming off a win over Big South foe Liberty, 13-7, in their first road game of the season.
• The Red Flash are averaging 31.7 points per game, thanks in part to play of quarterback Bear Fenimore, who has thrown for 947 yards and 10 touchdowns.


Last Time Out
• PC fell to seventh-ranked Wofford, 31-7, in the first matchup between the two since 2013.
• The Blue Hose got a second-quarter touchdown from Torrance Marable, his team-high-tying fourth of the season, for its only score of the game.
• Ben Cheek led the offense with a career-high 19 completions for 130 yards, while leading the rushing effort with 11 carries for 44 yards.
• Grant Beidel recorded his second straight double-digit tackles game with 12 to lead the team.
• KJ Presley managed 3.5 tackles for loss, most by a PC player this year.


Beidel Top 5 Nationally in Tackles
• Linebacker Grant Beidel has totaled 58 tackles through five games, fifth-most in FCS this season and tops in the Big South.
• The senior has back-to-back games with 10+ tackles, after reaching 15 against Cumberland and 12 against Wofford.
• He established a career-high against the Citadel, managing 17 tackles, which ranks top 10 in the country for a single game this season.
• The linebacker led the Blue Hose a year ago with 76 tackles on the season. He is currently well on his way to surpassing that mark this season.


Cheek Showing Consistency
• Redshirt junior Ben Cheek has proved consistent in the backfield for PC over the past three games.
• Cheek threw for a then career-high 142 yards on five completions against Campbell on Sept. 16, throwing two touchdowns in a game for the first time in his career.
• He followed up that performance with one of the best of his career, completing 14-of-15 passes for 148 yards and a touchdown against Cumberland on Sept. 23. He added 56 rushing yards against the Phoenix to give him 204 yards of total offense, just shy of his career-high.
• He established a new career-high with 19 completions against Wofford on Sept. 30, throwing for 130 yards, in addition to rushing for a team-high 44 yards.
• Over those three games, Cheek has thrown for 420 yards on 38 completions, while also rushing for 118 yards.


Presley Sends Wofford Backwards
• Redshirt freshman KJ Presley recorded 3.5 tackles for loss against Wofford for a loss of 10 yards.
• Presley’s 3.5 tackle for loss are the most by a PC player since Isaiah Lynn totaled 4.0 tackles for loss against Gardner-Webb in 2014.
• The 10 yards on tackles for loss are the most since last season when Khari Rosier (16) and Grant Beidel (11) both reached double digits at Chattanooga.
• Presley now has 5.0 tackles for loss on the year, putting him on pace for 11.0 on the year, which would be the most by a PC player since 2013.

Marable, Special Teams Honored by Big South Presbyterian College freshman running back Torrance Marable was named Big South Freshman of the Week, while the team’s special teams unit took home the league’s Special Teams of the Week honor, the league announced Monday. Marable earns the rookie honor for the second time in three weeks. Marable rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries in PC’s 24-16 victory over Saint Francis on Saturday. The freshman scored a 12-yard touchdown, his team-leading fifth of the season, in the fourth quarter to put the game out of reach. He had 37 of his 86 yards in the final quarter, as PC found the end zone twice en route to the win. Marable continues to lead the Big South in rushing this season, totaling 564 through six games this season, a league-best average of 94.0 yards per game. The rookie ranks eighth in the nation in rushing yards among all FCS players and is currently tops among all freshman. The native of Decatur, Ga. is 136 rushing yards shy of the PC Division I era record for rushing yards by a freshman with five games to go this season. The Blue Hose special teams unit played in a key role in Saturday’s victory. Rod Haygood blocked a Saint Francis punt and Malachi Brown scooped it up and returned it 17 yards for a touchdown, the first such play by PC since 2011. KJ Presley blocked a SFU field goal attempt, his second blocked kick of the season, in the first quarter to keep the Red Flash off the board. PC also recorded its first safety since 2011, when a bad snap went over the head of the SFU punter and was knocked out of the end zone to prevent a PC recovery. Marable is the first PC player to earn multiple Big South Freshman of the Week honors since running back Lance Byrd took the honor three times in 2009. It is also the second special teams honor for PC this season, after Brett Norton receiving the honor on September 25.

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