2021 FCS Season Preview: Wofford

CSJ Projected Finish: 3rd

For the last half decade, Wofford has been the class of the Southern Conference. The Terriers have won multiple conference titles and have had some playoff success, but they’ve never been able to get completely over the hump. They run a triple option which does well in conference play but doesn’t do well in the playoffs against better teams that can get out in front of them.

In the Spring, Wofford tried to incorporate more passing into their offensive game plan. The result was a 70 yard per game drop in rushing offense, but only a 20 yard per game bump in the pass game. It didn’t work and Wofford went 1-4. They don’t have a quarterback on the roster capable of shouldering the load in the pass game. If they go back to what works, and I think they will, Wofford will again compete for the conference crown.

Impact Players

QB Jimmy Weirick had a couple of decent games in the Spring but he was not consistent enough in the pass game. He didn’t do much in the run game either. Weirick probably gets the first shot under center for Wofford.

RB Irvin Mulligan emerged as the top back in the spring.  He had 6.7 yards per carry and will get the lion’s share of the backfield work this season

DL Michael Mason has had two solid seasons for the Terriers. In 16 games he has 17 tackles for loss and 10 sacks.

Key Game: September 18 vs. Kennesaw State

Worst Case: The offensive struggles continue and the Terriers fall down the standings for the first fall in 6 years.

Best Case: The normal Wofford offense shows up along side a good defense and they win another Southern Conference title.   

2 comments

  1. WOW Jamie, you dug deep on this one too.

    Obviously, the 1-4 record in the spring for Woffraud was not in the last 6 years? Keep up the mailing-in of those SoCon previews, I guess you get paid by the article. LMAO!!!!!

  2. I dont get your point? What is incorrect? Have they not been the clas of the SoCon previously? See my thoughts on what happened in the spring. The incorporation of more passing. It didnt work. But let’s see how they approach fall.

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