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SoCon title on the line for Wofford
Wofford has a chance to win the Southern Conference title by beating Chattanooga in a matchup set for 1:30 p.m. at Gibbs Stadium.
But the Terriers (7-2, 5-2 SoCon) had a chance to do that last week and lost to Samford in double overtime. A playoff bid may also be on the line Saturday. Only six of Wofford’s wins are over Division I teams.
The FCS playoff committee has never picked a team without at least seven wins over Division I competition. Lose to the Mocs, and the Terriers would have to beat Football Bowl Subdivision South Carolina to reach that milestone.
“It’s for all the marbles. We’ll have to be a lot better teams than we were last week in some areas,” Ayers said. “I think if we play as hard as we played last week and execute a little bit better, we may have a chance.”
Chattanooga (5-4, 4-2) has won four of its last five with the only loss coming in triple overtime to a Georgia Southern team that has already clinched a share of the SoCon title.
“They are a salty team. They have kind of found themselves offensively,” Ayers said.
It also will be the final home game for Terriers fullback Eric Breitenstein. The senior needs only 38 yards to set the school record for career rushing yards currently held by Shawn Graves at 5,128 yards.
Breitenstein ran 35 times for 168 yards last week in what Ayers said was a typically spectacular game.
“It seemed like every time he ran the football, he did something,” Ayers said. “It might have only been six yards, but it was a special six yards.”
Written by Jeffrey Collins, Greenville Online