Gameday Central - CSU vs. VMI (Homecoming Weekend)October 22, 2010
By CSU Sports Information
Charleston Southern hosts VMI on Saturday for the Homecoming game. The Buccaneers and Keydets will kickoff at 11:30 a.m. for a regionally-televised contest, aired live on SportSouth. As part of the day’s festivities, CSU will welcome back members of the inaugural 1985 club football team, the school’s first football program, for their 25-year reunion. Members of the team who are in attendance at the game will be honored at halftime.
Buccaneer fans can listed to the game locally on WQNT 1450 AM, with pregame coverage beginning at 11 a.m. Free audio is also provided on the internet and over the phone through Teamline, allowing fans all over the world tune in to follow the Bucs. Fans listening on the internet can follow the link below, while those wishing to call in can access the broadcast by dialing 1-800-846-4700 and entering the team code 2942.
Saturday’s game will also be televised live on SportSouth with Matt Hogue and Nate Ross calling the action, and a live video stream will also be provided on the Big South Network. Finally, live stats will be provided by the CSU Sports Information department. All of the links can be found below.
Teamline Live Stats Big South Network
Gerald Stevenson set new all-purpose yardage records for CSU and the Big South, returned two kickoffs for touchdowns for the first time in conference history, and won just about every possible weekly award, but penalties proved too costly as CSU was flagged 14 times in a 35-25 loss to Gardner-Webb. Stevenson led the team in rushing, receiving, punt and kick returns, while Chris Patrick and Daniel Dieudonne led the defense with 11 tackles each. The loss put CSU at 0-2 in the Big South for the second year in a row. In 2009, the Bucs won their final four Big South contests. CSU Falls to Gardner-Webb, 35-25
After winning the Big South opener against Presbyterian College, VMI has dropped consecutive games to Stony Brook and Liberty. Last weekend, the Flames took a 31-0 lead over VMI in the first half, cruising to a 41-7 victory. The Keydets managed just 213 yards of total offense and a late touchdown from Eric Kordenbrock to Chaz Jones. Flames Down Keydets, 41-7
You can find full game notes and the Big South weekly report at Game Notes Central
• For the second year in a row, CSU began the Big South schedule with two losses. In 2009, CSU rebounded to win its final four games to finish in third place. Both seasons, the first two losses have come at the hands of Liberty and Gardner-Webb.
• For the second week in a row, Charleston Southern had plenty to cheer about, despite not coming out on the winning end of the game. Against GWU, Gerald Stevenson set the Big South and CSU records for all-purpose yards, and became the first player in Big South history to return two kickoffs for a touchdown in the same game. He now has three kick return touchdowns in the last two games. Additionally, Stevenson’s first return for a touchdown, a 92-yarder, made it to #7 on ESPN’s Top-10 Plays.
• Saturday’s game will be shown on SportSouth, the third game in a row to be broadcast, including last week’s contest aired on ESPN3.com.
• The Bucs proved once again that some things are bigger than the game of football as L.B. Cravey made his first career start against GWU, doing so in front of his wheelchair-restricted father who was in attendance at the game, the first time he’s seen his son play college football. Before retreating to the locker room after the game, the entire CSU team stopped by and greeted Mr. Cravey, thanking him for making the trip from Chiefland, Fla.
• Cravey and Andrew Trudnowksi each made the first start of their respective careers on Saturday against GWU. Additionally, Mareece Harris tallied his first-career interception.