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.
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.
Jamie is a proud 2002 graduate of James Madison University. He’s witnessed the growth of the program from no one in the stands in 1998, to the hiring of Mickey Matthews, to the 2004 National Championship, to the 2008 team, to the struggles in the early 2010s, and finally the rebuild under Mike Houston. He also allegedly really enjoys Washington, DC-based Stanley Cup winners.
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