Here are the updated power rankings for the Big South.
Note last week’s rankings in (parentheses).

  1. (1) Charleston Southern 5-2, 2-0 *Nationally ranked #8
    This week: Bucknell 28 Charleston Southern 49

    Things were a little closer than the Bucs had planned at halftime, but they would eventually pull away and handle Bucknell. QB Shane Bucenell threw for 172 yards and 3 touchdowns, on top of 66 rushing yards for the day. RB Mike Holloway led the way in rushing with 105 yards. Offensive balance would lead CSU to 548 total yards.

    Next up: Saturday vs. Gardner-Webb, 12:00pm

  2. (2) Liberty 5-3, 3-0
    This week: OVERTIME – Gardner-Webb 20 Liberty 23

    After a lack-luster 1st half and bad start to the 2nd, the Flames put together 3 scoring drives aiding in their victory Saturday. QB Buckshot Calvert threw for 182 yards, a touchdown, and a pair of interceptions whichthat made the game much more interesting. K Alex Probert missed a game-winning field goal as time expired in regulation, but would redeem himself in overtime. LB Dexter Robbins sealed the win for Liberty as the blocked Gardner-Webb’s field goal in overtime.

    Next up: Saturday @ Presbyterian, 2:00pm

  3. (3) Kennesaw State 6-2, 2-1
    This week: Kennesaw State 47 Monmouth 17

    The Owls traveled to New Jersey this weekend and had little trouble in handing the Hawks their 5th loss of the season. The triple-option fueled their offense as they rushed for 482 yards, led by RB Chaston Bennett who had a season-high 129 yards along with 2 touchdowns. QB Trey White accounted for the majority of their points as he had 4 touchdowns on the ground.

    Next up: Saturday vs. Clark Atlanta, 1:00pm

  4. (4) Gardner-Webb 3-6, 1-2
    This week: OVERTIME – Gardner-Webb 20 Liberty 23

    The Runnin’ Bulldogs almost pulled the upset against the Flames, but a blocked kick in overtime doomed their victory. QB Tyrell Maxwell led the team in passing and rushing as he threw for 134 yards and rushed for another 49 with a touchdown.

    Next up: Saturday @ Charleston Southern, 12:00pm

  5. (5) Presbyterian 2-6, 1-2
    This week: Coastal Carolina 48 Presbyterian 17

    Things got off to a rocky start for Presbyterian Saturday as RB Darrell Bridges fumbled their first offensive play of the game. This would lead to a 15-0 lead for Coastal and all but put the game out of reach within 4 mintues of the opening kickoff. Bridges would go on to rush for 88 yards and a touchdown. QB Ben Cheek threw for 133 yards, a touchdown, and 3 interceptions. Their defense gave up two 100-yard rushers and 471 total yards on the day.

    Next up: Saturday vs. Liberty, 2:00pm

  6. (6) Monmouth 4-5, 0-4
    This week: Kennesaw State 49 Monmouth 17

    Monmouth has been on the road quite a bit this season. With their new stadium in the works, all but 3 of their games are away and it is clear that’s taking a toll on the Hawks as they have now lost 3 games in a row. In his second start, QB Kenji Bahar threw for 188 yards and a touchdown. RB Lavon Chaney rushed for 68 yards and a touchdown. But that wouldn’t be enough as Monmouth has one of the worst run defenses in the conference and Kennesaw State had no problem running all over them.

    Next up: Saturday @ Coastal Carolina, 2:00pm