Big South: Liberty and Presbyterian Suffer Season-Opening Losses Thursday Night
08-29-2013 08:50 PM
KENT STATE 17, LIBERTY 10 | BOX SCORE
Kent State rallied with 10 fourth quarter points to open its 2013 season with a 17-10 victory over visiting Liberty Thursday evening at Dix Stadium. The season-opening victory extended the Golden Flashes' (1-0) home winning streak to nine games, a run that began during the 2011 season.
Liberty, opening the season against an FBS opponent for the third straight year, falls to 0-1. The Flames, who led 10-7 midway through the third quarter, were looking for their second-straight victory over a Mid-American Conference opponent after defeating Ball State, 27-23, in 2010. FULL STORY
WAKE FOREST 31, PRESBYTERIAN 7 | BOX SCORE
The Presbyterian College football team’s season opener started off bright -- the visiting Blue Hose led Wake Forest 7-3 at the end of the first quarter -- but a power outage and turnovers dimmed PC’s chances at an upset as the Demon Deacons handed the much-improved Blue Hose a 31-7 defeat at BB&T Field on Thursday night.
PC begins the season at 0-1 and will return home to host Brevard on Saturday, September 7 at 2 p.m. The margin of defeat marked the closest in a game against a Football Bowl Subdivision game for the Blue Hose. FULL STORY