Three SoCon Teams Make Playoffs
By Matthew Osborne
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Appalachian State, Georgia Southern and Wofford have all received bids to the FCS playoffs.
After another long and exciting regular season in the SoCon, three conference teams - Appalachian State, Georgia Southern and Wofford - will participate in this year's FCS playoffs.
Georgia Southern (8-3, 6-2 SoCon), which is seeded No. 5 for the playoffs, won the SoCon's automatic bid when The Citadel topped Furman Saturday afternoon. The Eagles' first playoff game will be in the Second Round on December 1 against Central Arkansas (9-2). The game will kick off at 2 p.m. in Paulson Stadium, and will be televised on ESPN3.
Appalachian State and Wofford both received one of the ten at-large bids for the playoffs.
The Terriers (8-3, 6-2) will host New Hampshire (8-3) in the Second Round. The game is schedules to kick off at 2 p.m. on Decemer 1, and will be televised on ESPN3.
Like the Terriers and Eagles, Appalachian State (8-3, 6-2) will receive a First Round bye, before hosting Illinois State (8-3) in the Second Round. The Mountaineers' first game will also be played December 1 at 2 p.m., and will be televised on ESPN3.
The SoCon was one of just four FCS conferences to receive three bids to the playoffs, joining the Big Sky, the CAA and the Missouri Valley Conference.