At A Glance: Charleston Southern

A quick look at Illinois' Week Three opponent -- the Charleston Southern Buccaneers

The Buccaneers, of the Big South Conference, went 0-11 last season and are 3-21 dating back to 2010.

Charleston Southern travels to Champaign after dropping it's first two games of 2012, losing to Citadel (49-14) and Jacksonville (31-10).

Leading passer: Malcolm Dixon: 17-of-37, one touchdown, two interceptions
Leading rusher: Dixon: 26 rushes, 80 yards, one touchdown
Leading receiver: Chase Jones: 10 catches, 138 yards, one touchdown
Leading tackler: Zack Johnson: 14 total tackles (one for loss), one forced fumble
Defensive players of note:
Defensive back Elijah Lee: 13 total tackles, one fumble recovery
Linebacker Calvin Bryant: 11 total tackles (one for loss).

Obviously the Buccaneers are amid a rough stretch, having lost their last 13 games.

However, let's check out some stats from the past two games, just for the fun of it.

- Average per rush: 3.4
- Average per catch: 12.7
- Total yards per game: 304
- Total yards allowed: 417
- Red zone percentage: 80 percent (4 of 5)
- Opponents average per rush: 5.5
- Opponents average per catch: 19.8
- Opponent red zone average: 55.6 percent (5 of 9).


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