The 2021 Southern Conference football season played out the way the SoCon always seems to play out: unpredictably. This season figures to have a similar finish.
Both sides of the ball will have to be much better this season.
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.
VMI is now in the drivers seat for the Southern Conference title. With a win this week against East Tennessee State, they would clinch that berth – and avoid a boatload of potential tiebreaker headaches for the SoCon League office in terms of autobid determination.
The race for the SoCon title looks to be down to three teams, Chattanooga, VMI and East Tennessee State. ETSU only has one loss and still plays both of the unbeatens. As of now, VMI and Chattanooga do not play.
VMI and Chattanooga are the two remaining teams without a conference loss. Furman is waiting in the wings if they falter.
Last week was an excellent week of Southern Conference football with two games going to overtime and VMI continuing its hot start. Chattanooga was able to survive against The Citadel with a gutsy 2-point conversion shovel pass in over time. Furman fell behind 24-7 and 34-20 before saving their season with a touchdown and fumble recovery in overtime. With the games on tap this week, don’t be surprised to see more games come down to the final play.
The Southern Conference is playing an eight game conference only schedule this spring, meaning there are games every week with little room for error. Last week the two teams that everyone expects to battle it out for the conference title, Wofford and Furman, cruised to victory.
The conference title looks like it should come down to Furman and Wofford. But there are two teams who have enough talent to challenge the favorites for the league title – Chattanooga and The Citadel.
VMI quarterback Reece Udinski has been named the Southern Conference Preseason Offensive Player of the Year and The Citadel linebacker Willie Eubanks III has been tabbed the Defensive Player of the Year
Of our preseason poll last year, only 6 of the top 10 teams made the playoffs. 13 of the full 25 played past Thanksgiving. Its 2020, the year of complete chaos.
It’s the nightmare scenario for any playoff team – seeing your starting quarterback go down midway through the second quarter with an injury. That’s exactly the scenario Kennesaw State found themselves in against Wofford, a battle between triple-option teams with hard-running quarterbacks.
To the delight of Owl fans, QB Jonathan Murphy was able to carve his name on the plank of champions as he rallied his team to a thrilling 28-21 win.
FCS First Round Playoff Matchup: Kennesaw State (Big South) at Wofford (Southern) Where: Gibbs Stadium, Spartanburg, South Carolina Saturday, November 30th, 4:00 PM TV/Streaming: ESPN3 (subscription req’d) Kennesaw State Owls (10-2), Head Coach: Brian Bohannon Big South Conference Kennesaw, Georgia The 2019 season for the Owls hasn’t really been that far off their more recent.
Everything has been decided in the Southern Conference with one week to go in the season. Wofford was able to clinch the conference title with its win over Furman coupled by a large blown fourth quarter lead by The Citadel against Chattanooga. Furman should also easily find its way into the field.
We are down to the last two weeks and the Southern Conference has a clear picture of its outlook for the conference title and potential playoff bids. There are three teams in the mix – Furman, Wofford and The Citadel. With a win this week, Furman will clinch the conference title and automatic bid to the playoffs. A Wofford win sets up a week 13 showdown between Wofford and The Citadel – provided The Citadel takes care of business on the road this weekend.
The crème has started to rise to the top in the Southern Conference over the last few weeks. With three weeks left in the season, there are three teams left in the mix for the conference title, and those are likely the only three teams who have a shot to make the playoffs – Furman, Wofford and The Citadel.
The SoCon race is still a wide open, with three teams with one conference loss and another three with two conference losses. There is a lot of football to be played and the Southern conference has been wildly unpredictable this year.
With Furman losing at home to The Citadel, the Southern Conference race was ripped wide open. Furman was cruising, leading many to think the league was decided, but outside of East Tennessee State and Western Carolina, there is a path for any of the other seven teams to find their way to the conference title.
It was a light week in the Southern Conference last week, but there was no shortage of fireworks. VMI hit a 56 yard field goal as time expired to send their game with Samford to overtime. In the extra frame, the Keydets were able to come away with their fourth win of the year. Everyone but Samford is in action this week.
Last week’s Southern Conference slate was headlined by an exciting 4OT game that saw Samford outlast The Citadel 61-55. Samford has rattled off three straight wins after a slow start. The SoCon looks to be shaking down into three distinct tiers with Furman, Samford and The Citadel as the top tier.
The Southern Conference continues to confound the rest of the FCS world. As soon as you think a team is heading in one direction, they turn it the other way. Samford looked lost early in the year, but now has two big wins in a row. ETSU lost to VMI, but turned around and picked up a win over Austin Peay. VMI couldn’t continue the momentum from their victory over ETSU, losing to lowly Robert Morris.
The Southern Conference continues to look like a strong league in 2019. But, the one team everyone expected to be the top team in the league, Wofford, has looked anything but strong through two games. The biggest win in week three for the conference was picked up by The Citadel who defeated FBS Georgia Tech in overtime.
The Southern Conference continued its slow start to 2019 with only one team picking up a win against an FCS opponent. The one bright spot, Furman, gave Georgia State all it could handle, but just couldn’t finish the job in the end.
The Southern Conference promises to be one of the most tightly contested races in 2019. While the conference champion won’t be determined in week one, there are a couple of matchups that may be remembered in November when the playoff bracket is released.
The Southern Conference is always a competitive league, and 2019. The SoCon only put two teams in the playoffs in 2018, but there was at least one other team with an argument that they belonged as well. In 2019, as many as six teams feel they have at least a shot to qualify for the.
2018 marked the first season in 30 years that Mike Ayers wasn’t the head coach. But the Terriers made Ayers proud in the first year under Josh Conklin going 9-4 including a first round playoff win over Elon.
KENNESAW, Ga. – With the score tied 10-10 and 2:10 remaining, Kennesaw State’s Anthony Gore, Jr. sacked quarterback Joe Newman, who fumbled the ball. The Owls’ Andrew Butcher recovered the ball at the Wofford 21-yard line, and four plays later Justin Thompson kicked a 30-yard field goal with 1:52 remaining to ultimately give Kennesaw State.
Wofford at Kennesaw State When: Saturday, December 1st, 2:00 PM Where: Fifth Third Bank Stadium, Kennesaw, GA TV/Streaming: ESPN College Extra, ESPN3 Wofford Terriers Spartanburg, South Carolina Southern Conference Enrollment: 1,650 FCS Sagarin Rating: 20 Last Round: FCS Playoffs: Wofford Stifles Elon At Home, 19-7 SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford defeated Elon 19-7 at Gibbs Stadium on Saturday.
Wofford 19, Elon 7 Video Highlights Courtesy: NCAA.com SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford defeated Elon 19-7 at Gibbs Stadium on Saturday afternoon in the opening round of the NCAA FCS Playoffs. The Phoenix had a 7-6 lead at the half, but the Terriers held Elon scoreless in the second half and scored three times for the.
Elon at Wofford When: Saturday, November 24, 2:00 PM Where: Gibbs Stadium, Spartanburg, SC TV/Streaming: ESPN3 Elon Phoenix Elon, North Carolina Colonial Athletic Association Enrollment: 5,900 FCS Sagarin Rating: 23 Season Recap: Elon lost their season opening game against FBS South Florida, but then the Phoenix then won four straight games, including breaking James Madison’s.
Central Connecticut State RB Aaron Dawson, Eastern Washington QB Eric Barriere, Wofford WR T.J. Luther, James Madison LB Dimitri Holloway and the Colgate Raider defense have been selected as the College Sports Journal FCS Football Players of the week ending October 29th 2018. The honorees are listed here with their achievements and their school, position, class,.
Can Anybody Stand in the way of North Dakota State? What was billed as the Clash of the Titans in the Missouri Valley ended up a laugher, as the Bison dialed up three touchdowns by RB Lance Dunn and were never seriously challenged by the Redbirds in a 28-14 romp. Paired with UNI’s 24-9 upset.
East Tennessee State at Wofford When: Saturday, October 20, 1:30 PM Where: Gibbs Stadium, Spartanburg, SC TV/Streaming: ESPN+ (subscription req’d) East Tennessee State Buccaneers East Tennessee State has played a number of close games this year, but each time the game has been close, the Buccaneers have come out with the win. Their lone loss.
What: Wofford at Chattanooga When: Saturday, October 6, 3:00 PM Where: Finley Stadium, Chattanooga, TN TV/Streaming: ESPN+ Wofford Terriers Wofford (4-1, 2-1 SoCon) continues a four-game road trip with a visit to Chattanooga on Saturday in a key Southern Conference match-up. The Terriers’ only loss this season has been to an FBS team, Wyoming, where.