Gameday Central - CSU vs. SBUOctober 29, 2010
By CSU Sports Information
Charleston Southern hits the road for the third time this season as the Bucs travel to Stony Brook on Saturday for a 3 p.m. kickoff from LaValle Stadium. Three of the Bucs’ final four games will be contested on the road.
Buccaneer fans can listed to the game locally on WQNT 1450 AM, with pregame coverage beginning at 2:30 p.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.
Stony Brook will provide a live video stream on the Big South Network and live stats will be available courtesy of the SBU athletic communications office. All of the links can be found below, and additional information is available at the Stony Brook Gameday Central page.
Teamline Live Stats Big South Network
Charleston Southern outgained VMI 386-242 and held a 10 minute advantage in time of possession, but short fields late in the game, along with four turnovers, allowed the Keydets to steal a victory in Charleston. Andrew Trudnowski set new career highs in completions (25), attempts (53) and passing yards (326) in his second career start. Defensively, Chris Patrick led the way with eight tackles, while Demaris Freeman took advantage of his first start of the season, recovering a fumble, the lone turnover forced by CSU. Bucs Dealt 34-16 Loss by VMI on Homecoming
The Seawolves were near perfect in the first half, scoring on five of their first six drives to jump out to a 31-0 lead on Coastal Carolina. Miguel Maysonet earned Big South Offensive Player of the Week honors after rushing for a career-best 193 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries. All five touchdowns were on the ground as the Seawolves rushed for a total of 226 yards on the ground. Maysonet, Stony Brook Run Past Coastal Carolina, 38-28
You can find full game notes and the Big South weekly report at Game Notes Central
• Today’s game will be the second flight of the season for the Bucs. With five road games, CSU will take a bus to two of them (Liberty, Coastal Carolina), while flying to the other three (Hawaii, Stony Brook, Kentucky). It is the first time in school history that the team has flown to more road trips than bussed.
• The Bucs are on a four-game losing streak, the worst since the 2003 season, Coach Mills’ first year at CSU. With four games remaining, CSU will need to win out to keep from suffering its third losing season under Mills.
• CSU will face SBU for the third time in program history, with each team having won one contest. The games have been decided by a total of four points, including a three-point, overtime victory by the Bucs last season in Charleston.
• Despite the losing skid, CSU has had at least one player honored by the Big South in four of the last six weeks. In fact, CSU has received seven weekly honors from the Big South, tied for the most of any team (Gardner-Webb 7, Liberty 5, Stony Brook 5)
• Injuries have no doubt affected the season for the Bucs, with a number of key contributors missing at least one game. Even so, 15 players (8 offense, 7 defense) have started every game of the season. Last year, Charleston Southern only had that consistency at nine positions (6 offense, 3 defense)