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Week Eleven SoCon Primer

By Robbie Ross
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Previewing all of the week eleven Southern Conference action.

Wofford can clinch a share of their 5th SoCon Title and the automatic bid to the FCS Playoffs with a win this week over winless VMI in Spartanburg.  Furman can keep their hopes alive of winning a share of their record 14th SoCon Title with a win against The Citadel in Greenville. 

Western Carolina running back Detrez Newsome needs 67 rushing yards this week against Mercer to become the first player in Catamount history to rush for at least 1,000 yards in three consecutive seasons. 

Samford quarterback Devlin Hodges gained 406 total yards in the Bulldogs 20-3 win over Mercer last week.  Hodges threw for 367 yards and ran for 39 giving him a career mark of 10,013 of total offensive yards, making him just the fourth player in league history to surpass the 10,000-yard total offense plateau. Hodges needs 661 passing yards to become just the third player in SoCon history with 10,000 in that category.

Week 10 Results

(8) Wofford 24 Chattanooga 21 (2OT)
(22) Western Carolina 31 The Citadel 19
(16) Samford 20 Mercer 3

Week 11 Schedule

Saturday, November 11th VMI at (8) Wofford, 1:30, Spartanburg, SC, ESPN3
Saturday, November 11th Mercer at (22) Western Carolina, 1:30, Cullowhee, NC, ESPN3
Saturday, November 11th The Citadel at (21) Furman, 2:00, Greenville, SC, ESPN3
Saturday, November 11th ETSU at (16) Samford, 3:00, Birmingham, AL, ESPN3

Robbie Ross - Robbie Ross is Southern Pigskin's lead SoCon writer. A 19-year veteran of the Furman Radio Network, Ross also spent time with the Georgia State Radio Network prior to his ventures with Southern Pigskin. He is a voter in the STATS FCS Top 25 Poll.