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Big South Football Preview: Week 4
Big South Conference football resumes this Saturday, Sept. 22 with all seven teams in action, including five games receiving national television coverage. A printable version of this preview is available to the right and below.
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Furman Paladins (0-3) at PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE BLUE HOSE (1-2) • Bailey Memorial Stadium • 12:00pm • CSS, Big South Network presented by State Farm , ESPN3
This is the 54th meeting between the schools. Furman leads the series, 41-11-1.
Saturday's game is the first meeting in Clinton since 1975, and just the eighth meeting on PC's campus.
The Blue Hose's last win in the series was in 1979, a 17-10 victory in Greenville on Sept. 15.
LANCE BYRD (2,169) needs 46 rushing yards to move into 11th on the Big South's all-time rushing list. PC is looking to win four consecutive home games for the first time since winning five-straight in 2006-07.
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN BUCCANEERS (0-3) at Shorter Hawks (2-1) • Historic Barron Stadium • 1:30pm
This is the first meeting between the schools, and Charleston Southern's second consecutive first-time foe.
The Buccaneers are looking for their first road win since Nov. 7, 2009 (W, 46-32 at Presbyterian).
CHARLES JAMES is tied for third in Big South history with 11 career interceptions. Charleston Southern has allowed an average of just 106.0 rushing yards the past two weeks.
CSU is tops in the Big South in red zone defense (60.0 percent allowed) and tied for second in sacks (5).
GARDNER-WEBB RUNNIN' BULLDOGS (0-3) at Pittsburgh Panthers (1-2) • Heinz Field • 3:30pm • ESPN3
This is the first meeting between the schools, and the second of three first-time opponents for GWU.
Gardner-Webb is playing its sixth FBS opponent since 2009, and third under head coach
RON DICKERSON, JR. QB
LUCAS BEATTY has already surpassed his season totals from all of last year in completions and yardage. LB
TANNER BURCH leads the Big South in tackles per game with an average of 13.7. The Runnin' Bulldogs have not started a season 0-4 since the 1996 campaign.
VMI KEYDETS (0-3) at Navy Midshipmen (0-2) • Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium • 3:30pm • CBS Sports Network
This is the ninth meeting between the schools, but first since 2003. Navy leads the series, 8-0.
Saturday's game marks the fourth time in the last six years that VMI will appear on a national cable network.
ERIC KORDENBROCK is sixth in VMI history with 3,161 career passing yards. WR
JAMES ROGERS leads the offense with 11 receptions and 111 receiving yards. RB
JABARI TURNER has accounted for three of VMI's five touchdowns this season (two rush, one receive).
Colgate Raiders (1-2) at #20/20 STONY BROOK SEAWOLVES (2-1) • LaValle Stadium • 6:00pm • Big South Network presented by State Farm
This is the third meeting between the schools, and the series is tied at 1-1.
Stony Brook's win in the series was a 42-26 home victory in the 2008 season opener.
The Seawolves are looking to extend their home winning streak to nine on Saturday.
KYLE ESSINGTON has thrown six of his 19 completions this season for touchdowns. RB
MIGUEL MAYSONET (3,143) needs 81 rushing yards to move into third-place in Big South history.
COASTAL CAROLINA CHANTICLEERS (2-1) at Toledo Rockets (2-1) • Glass Bowl • 7:00pm • ESPN3
This is the first meeting between the schools, and marks Coastal Carolina's second-ever MAC opponent.
Coastal Carolina carries a three-game road win streak into Saturday's contest.
The Chanticleers rank second in the Big South in red zone offense with a 90.9 percentage.
MATT HAZEL has caught a touchdown pass in five consecutive games. QB
ARAMIS HILLARY has thrown for more than 200 yards in four-straight contests.
#13/16 Lehigh Mountain Hawks (3-0) at LIBERTY FLAMES (0-3) • Williams Stadium • 7:00pm • Flames Sports Network, Big South Network presented by State Farm , ESPN3
This is the third meeting between the schools. Lehigh leads the series, 2-0.
Liberty is playing its third consecutive nationally-ranked opponent this Saturday.
The Flames rank first in the Big South in passing defense, having allowed just 127.3 yards per game.
PAT KELLY (1,466) needs 34 receiving yards for 1,500 in his career. Liberty is looking to avoid its first 0-4 start since the 1982 season, and third overall in program history.