Release from the Big South Conference:
Presbyterian College running back Darrell Bridges (Chattanooga, Tenn.) has been named the Big South Football Offensive Player of the Week, while Monmouth safety Mike Basile (Brick, N.J.) has been selected as the Defensive Player of the Week for games played the third week of the regular season. Liberty punter Trey Turner (Rome, Ga.) is the Special Teams Player of the Week and Flames’ quarterback Stephen Calvert (Plantation, Fla.) is The Come Ready Nutrition Freshman of the Week.
Bridges rushed for 159 yards and a touchdown in PC’s 31-14 win at Campbell. He carried the ball a career-high 32 times, and added a 24-yard kickoff return to finish with 183 all-purpose yards on the night. Bridges scored on a 6-yard run to put PC ahead 17-0 early in the second quarter. He then helped the Blue Hose put the game away with a 48-yard run in the fourth quarter that set up PC’s final score of the contest.
Basile had a season-high 16 tackles in Monmouth’s setback at Kent State. He recorded 10 solo tackles and six assisted stops to lead the Hawks’ defensive effort. Basile added a half tackle-for-loss plus one quarterback hurry, and blocked a field goal attempt in the third quarter — his third blocked kick in two games.
Turner pinned four of his five punts inside the 20-yard line Saturday at SMU, and the Mustangs were unable to return any of his punts. He finished the night with a 36.2 punting average, with two beyond 40 yards (42 and 44). Turner’s four kicks that landed inside the 20 averaged out to approximately SMU’s 15-yard line.
Calvert took over Liberty’s offense in the second half at SMU and led the Flames to a touchdown that brought LU to within five points late in the third quarter. He completed nine passes for 119 yards, and his 8-yard TD strike to Dante’ Shells made the score 19-14 with 2:35 left in the third period. Calvert’s longest pass completion was a 47-yarder in the fourth stanza that moved Liberty into field goal range.