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Week Six SoCon Primer

By Robbie Ross
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Robbie Ross previews week six in the Southern Conference.

SOCON Primer Week 6
*East Tennessee State is 3-0 in SoCon play for the first time since 1996 and defeated a ranked opponent for just the second time since restarting football after an 11-year hiatus when the Bucs won 17-14 over Chattanooga last week. 

*Wofford is the only SoCon team ranked this week in the STATS FCS Top 25 poll coming in at #7. East Tennessee State, Mercer and Chattanooga all received votes in this week’s poll. 

*Only two league contests are on the slate for this week with ETSU playing Big South foe Gardner-Webb. The SoCon is 2-1 so far this season against teams from the Big South. Mercer, Furman, The Citadel and VMI all are off this week.

Week 5 Results
(RV) Mercer 48, VMI 38
Furman 44, Western Carolina 38
(23) Towson 44, The Citadel 27
(4) Kennesaw State 24, Samford 10
(7) Wofford 45, Gardner-Webb 14
(RV) East Tennessee State 17, (RV) Chattanooga 14

Week 6 Schedule
Western Carolina at Samford, 1:30, Birmingham, AL, ESPN3
(7) Wofford at (RV) Chattanooga, 3:00, Chattanooga, TN, ESPN+
Gardner-Webb at (RV) East Tennessee State, 3:30, Johnson City, TN, ESPN+

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.