Wofford is back in the FCS playoffs for the third straight season. The Terriers earned the Southern Conference’s automatic bid in a tiebreaker with Furman and East Tennessee State and will host Elon at 2:00 PM Saturday at Gibbs Stadium.
The Terriers are in the playoffs for the ninth time. Last season they lost in the quarterfinals to North Dakota State. And they make the tournament in their first season under coach Josh Conklin.
“Watching the selection show provided a time of reflection of what we were able to accomplish this season,” Conklin said in a statement. “We put a lot of time and a lot of effort into this whole process. To have the opportunity to share the Southern Conference Championship and then to get into the playoffs was our goal. I think our players are excited about showing what they can do in the playoffs and making a run.”
East Tennessee State is the only other Southern Conference team in the field. Furman, which won six of its last seven games, including a win over Wofford, was left out. Six teams from the CAA are in the field of 24.
The top eight seeds for the playoffs received first round byes.
Here’s the schedule for the first two rounds:
|First (8 games/8 sites)|
|Duquesne at Towson||Saturday||Nov. 24||2 p.m. ET||ESPN3|
|Elon at Wofford||Saturday||Nov. 24||2 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Stony Brook at Southeast Missouri State||Saturday||Nov. 24||2 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Incarnate World at Montana State||Saturday||Nov. 24||3 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Delaware at James Madison||Saturday||Nov. 24||3 p.m.||ESPN3|
|San Diego at Nicholls State||Saturday||Nov. 24||4 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Lamar at Northern Iowa||Saturday||Nov. 24||5 p.m.||ESPN3|
|ETSU at Jacksonville State||Saturday||Nov. 24||7:30 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Second (8 games/8 sites)|
|ETSU-JSU winner at No. 7 Maine||Saturday||Dec. 1||12 p.m.||ESPN3|
|JMU-Delaware winner at No. 8 Colgate||Saturday||Dec. 1||1 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Wofford-Elon winner at No. 4 Kennesaw State||Saturday||Dec. 1||2 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Montana St.-Incarnate World winner at No. 1 North Dakota State||Saturday||Dec. 1||3 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Towson-Duquesne winner at No. 5 South Dakota State||Saturday||Dec. 1||3 p.m.||ESPN3|
|SEMO-Stony Brook winner at No. 2 Weber State||Saturday||Dec. 1||4 p.m.||ESPN3|
|Nicholls-San Diego winner at No. 3 Eastern Washington||Saturday||Dec. 1||5 p.m.||ESPN3|
|UNI-Lamar winner at No. 6 UC Davis||Saturday||Dec. 1||7 p.m.|