Both Presbyterian and Hampton are looking for their first Big South Conference victory in Saturday’s 1 p.m. football game at Armstrong Stadium in Hampton, Va.
The Blue Hose, who are leaving the conference at the end of the season, are looking for their last. As of now, it was on Nov. 18, 2017, at home against Gardner-Webb. Overall, Presbyterian (0-8, 0-3 Big South) is riding a 15-game losing streak. Its final three games are at home against Gardner-Webb, Charleston Southern and St. Andrews.
The Blue Hose came close when they played Hampton for the first time last year. The Pirates escaped Clinton with a 24-23 win. PC also came close last week, falling, 24-21, at Merrimack.
The Big South’s second leading quarterback, Deondre Francois, plays for Hampton (4-4, 0-2). He has passed for 1, 869 yards and 18 touchdowns. The Pirates also have the league’s second leading rusher, Shai McKenzie, who has run for 757 yards and seven scores.
PC counters most notably with running back Jarius Jeter, who is fourth in the Big South with 603 rushing yards and 118 last week, and Keith Pearson, the conference’s third leading receiver with 4.8 catches per game.
This is the final stop in Presbyterian's streak of five road games in a span of six weeks. The Blue Hose have played in Alabama (North Alabama), North Carolina (Campbell), New Jersey (Monmouth), Massachusetts (Merrimack) and Virginia.