Big South Conference football resumes this Saturday, Sept. 15 with all seven teams in action, including two games against nationally-ranked FCS opponents and three contests against FBS members. A printable version of this preview is available to the right and below.
In addition to the information below, listen to this week's BB&T Big South Football Round-Up, as we review and preview the gridiron goings-on around the Conference!
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN BUCCANEERS (0-2) at Illinois Fighting Illini • Memorial Stadium • 12:00pm • Big Ten Network
This is the first meeting between the schools, and Charleston Southern's first against a Big Ten opponent.
Saturday's game marks the Buccaneers' ninth game against an FBS program since 2008.
NATHAN PERERA (134) and CHASE JONES (105) had 100 yards receiving last week against Jacksonville.
The Bucs held Jacksonville to 98 rushing yards, the fewest by a non-Conference foe since 2010 (Hawai'i).
DB CHARLES JAMES is seventh in Big South history with 30 career passes defended (10 INT, 20 PBU).
PREBYTERIAN COLLEGE BLUE HOSE (1-1) at Vanderbilt Commodores (0-2) • Vanderbilt Stadium • 12:30pm • CSS, ESPN3
This is the first meeting between the schools, and Presbyterian's first against an SEC opponent.
Saturday's game marks the Blue Hose's fifth game against an FBS program under HAROLD NICHOLS.
PC has not been shutout in its last 65 contests, dating back to the 2006 season.
MICHAEL RUFF (1,366) needs 44 kickoff return yards to move into fifth-place in Big South history.
RB LANCE BYRD (2,138) needs 77 rushing yards to move to 11th on the Big South's all-time rushing list.