Presbyterian moves into a season-ending, three-game homestand, still looking for the season’s first football victory.
The Blue Hose’ best shot appears to be the finale on November 23 against St. Andrews. This week PC’s most recent Big South Conference victim, Gardner-Webb, visits Bailey Memorial Stadium on Saturday at 1 p.m. In its last visit, the final game of the 2017 season, the Blue Hose won, 31-21. Since then Presbyterian (0-9, 0-4 Big South) has lost 10 straight games in the league it will leave, in football, at the end of the season.
Overall, the Blue Hose have lost 16 games in a row.
Gardner-Webb (3-6, 1-3) lost to Charleston Southern, PC’s final Big South foe on November 16, by a score of 30-17. Kalen Whitlow has passed for 1,431 yards and 13 touchdowns. JayIn Cagle has rushed for 778 yards and eight scores. The leading receiver, Izaiah Gathings, has picked up 666 yards and scored seven times.
Presbyterian’s Jarius Jeter has rushed for 606 yards, but the biggest Blue Hose numbers have been posted by the conference’s leading tackler, Colby Campbell, with 106.
Gardner-Webb won last year’s game in Boiling Springs, N.C., by a score 38-20.
Tommy Spangler is in his ninth season – from 2001-06 and 2017-present – at the helm. His record is 48-48. Carroll McCray is in his seventh year at Gardner-Webb, where his record is 27-50.