SoCon Football 2021: Power Rankings Following Week 8

Chattanooga (4-3, 3-1 SoCon)–Following a 37-34 loss at VMI in overtime a couple of weeks ago, Chattanooga has done all they could to show us they are the team to beat heading down the stretch in the Southern Conference race. The Mocs have gotten wins in the Rail Rivalry over East Tennessee State with aContinue reading “SoCon Football 2021: Power Rankings Following Week 8”

Furman battles No.14 ETSU in defensive struggle

It hasn’t happened much GREENVILLE, S.C.—For just the third time in 19 tries East Tennessee State had something to celebrate on its 112-mile trek back from Travelers Rest, S.C., to Johnson City, TN, and it was more than enough reason for Bucs head coach Randy Sanders to locate the nearest designated smoking area to lightContinue reading “Furman battles No.14 ETSU in defensive struggle”

Furman takes on No. 14 East Tennessee State in rivalry showdown

GREENVILLE, S.C.–As you might expect, Saturday is not only a big day at Paladin Stadium, but also throughout the Southern Conference. Below is a brief look around the league starting with the game in Greenville between Furman and No. 14 East Tennessee State. For a more in-depth preview of this game, you can click toContinue reading “Furman takes on No. 14 East Tennessee State in rivalry showdown”

SoCon Football 2021: Week 7 notebook

Week seven left us less sure about the Southern Conference race going forward, as most of the week found us scratching our heads as to who actually is the favorite in the Southern Conference race. Later in the week, I’ll do my best to provide some SoCon power rankings, but at this point, it’s guessContinue reading “SoCon Football 2021: Week 7 notebook”

Furman finishes off SoCon state title

GREENVILLE, S.C.–For Elijah McKoy, it was patience that paid off perfectly in Furman’s 24-14 win over The Citadel. It was the fifth-year senior’s caused fumble on a Jaylan Adams option pitch in a tense, 17-14, game midway through the fourth quarter that changed the complexion and the momentum of Saturday night’s contest in the 101stContinue reading “Furman finishes off SoCon state title”

SoCon Football 2021: The centennial season is a wild one

Following week six in Southern Conference football, it might have been true to call it a “Separation Saturday” of sorts, however, the next two weeks will tell us a lot about how the season will pan out. As we head into week seven, two teams remain unbeaten with perfect 3-0 league marks, as both EastContinue reading “SoCon Football 2021: The centennial season is a wild one”

Furman’s ‘Jace’ and Wynn force Wofford to fold

In the words of the late country singer Kenny Rodgers, sometimes you have to know when to hold em and know when to fold em. For Furman head coach Clay Hendrix, he knew exactly when to play his ‘Jace’ and if all else failed, he could trust running back Devin Wynn to make Wofford’s defenseContinue reading “Furman’s ‘Jace’ and Wynn force Wofford to fold”

The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry

Furman (2-2, 0-1 SoCon) at Wofford (1-3, 0-2 SoCon) Date: Oct. 9, 2021 Time: 1:30 p.m. Venue: Gibbs Stadium (13,000) Furman Head Coach: Clay Hendrix (27-20, 4th yr) Wofford Head Coach: Josh Conklin (19-15, 3rd yr) All-Time Series: Furman leads 54-33-7 Setting The Scene: Furman and Wofford is not only one of the oldest rivalryContinue reading “The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry”

No. 11/13 ETSU and Wofford square off in key SoCon tilt

The Spread’s SoCon Game of the Week: Wofford (1-2, 0-1 SoCon) at No. 11/13 East Tenn. St. (4-0, 1-0 SoCon) The Venue: William B. Greene Jr. Stadium (7,694) The Date: Oct. 2, 2021 The Time: 3:30 p.m. EST The Series: 29th/Wofford leads 15-13 Last Time They Met: Wofford 35, ETSU 17 (Oct. 5, 2019/Johnson City)Continue reading “No. 11/13 ETSU and Wofford square off in key SoCon tilt”

SoCon Power Rankings

Following the fourth Saturday of the season, here is the first installment of SoCon power rankings, East Tennessee State (4-0, 1-0 SoCon)–With its thrilling 55-48 overtime win at Samford yesterday, ETSU staked its claim as the Southern Conference title favorite. The Bucs have indeed found an offense to go with their outstanding defense this season.Continue reading “SoCon Power Rankings”