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Week Six SoCon Primer

By Robbie Ross
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Everything you need to know ahead of week six in the Southern Conference.

Ranked 5th in the latest Stats FCS Top 25 Poll, Wofford is one of nine FCS teams still undefeated. The Terriers join James Madison, NC A&T, Illinois State, North Dakota State, South Dakota, Columbia, Dartmouth and Yale in the ranks of the unbeaten.

After 11 sacks in the last two weeks, Furman has a nation leading 17 sacks by 13 different players. It has been since the 2007 season that The Paladins have had at least 13 players record a sack. 

Samford Quarterback Devlin Hodges is quickly making his mark in the SoCon Record Book still only halfway into his Junior season. Hodges is the all time leader in completion percentage completing 69.5% of his passes, own the 3rd most passing yards in a single game with 516, 4th in career passing yardage with 7,942 (255 behind 3rd place), and 7th in career total offense yards with 8,542 (169 behind 6th place).

Week 5 Results

Furman 56 ETSU 35
(20) Samford 35 (17) The Citadel 14
Mercer 49 VMI 14
(22) Western Carolina 49 (RV) Chattanooga 7
(5) Wofford 31 Presbyterian 7

Week 6 Schedule

Saturday, October 7th, (20) Samford at VMI, 1:30, Lexington, VA, ESPN3
Saturday, October 7th, (22) Western Carolina at (5) Wofford, 1:30, Spartanburg, SC, ESPN3
Saturday, October 7th, Mercer at (17) The Citadel, 2:00, Charleston, SC, ESPN3
Saturday, October 7th Robert Morris at ETSU, 3:30, Johnson City, TN, ESPN3
Saturday, October 7th Furman at Chattanooga, 4:00, Chattanooga, TN, 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.