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Ole Miss Rebels vs. Presbyterian Blue Hose Preview

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The date you've all had circled on your calendar is finally here!

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Presbyterian College (PC)is a four-year private liberal arts college located in Clinton, South Carolina. Their athletics teams are known as the "Blue Hose," an homage to the Scottish heritage of the American Presbyterian church. The Blue Hose compete in the Big South conference as a part of NCAA's first division.

The PC football program has an all time record of 478-460-35 (.509), and have a record of 16-47 under 6th year head coach Harold Nichols. The Blue Hose have one bowl appearance all time, a 21-12 loss to Middle Tennessee in the 1959 Tangerine Bowl. Their chief rival are the Newberry College Wolves, a team which they haven't played since 2006 when Presbyterian made the transition to D1 athletics. Those two programs would compete over the Bronze Derby, a trophy that is exactly what it sounds like: a metal hat. Their home field, Bailey Memorial Stadium, seats 6,500 passionate fans and, according to Wikipedia, is a "state-of-the-art facility" that "features...concession stands for home and visiting fans."

The Blue Hose are 5-4 on the season thus far, with wins over Monmouth, Furman, Bluefield (what?), Western Carolina and Charleston Southern. Last week PC lost to Liberty, 28-7.

Ole Miss is paying this team $400,000 to come to Oxford and lose. They're going to use the money to upgrade their stadium. It's somehow both a win-win and a lose-lose all around, and a general waste of a perfectly fine Saturday afternoon, but I think this program - its players and fans, in particular - need a break from the whole emotionally-driven aspect of college football. So enjoy your Saturday and knock back a few while the Rebs win by 40-something points after Ryan Buchanan catches a touchdown pass from Devante Kincade after a double-reverse involving Jeremy Liggins and Andy Pappanastos. It'll be Ole Miss football, it'll be fun (probably), and it'll be a win.

Happy Saturday and Hotty Toddy.