Wofford at The Citadel FCS Football 2016 Playoffs Second Round Breakdown


Wofford at Citadel, Saturday, 6:00

Wofford struggled at home against Charleston Southern in the first round of the playoffs, but managed to find a way to win 15-14. The Terriers had just 44 yards passing and, more alarmingly, 141 yards rushing. Wofford’s option offense averages nearly 300 yards per game on the ground, but that was not the case against Charleston Southern. Quarterback Brandon Goodson has done a good job stepping in for injured signal caller Evan Jacks. He is never much of a threat to throw the ball, but he can run the offense and get the ball in the hands of running backs Lorenzo Long and Will Gay.

The Citadel has the defense that can shut down Wofford’s offense. Linemen Jonathan King and Ken Allen can push the line of scrimmage and linebackers Noah Dawkins and Joe Corchet will get into the backfield too and know how to read and react to the option attack, especially since they see the option offense in practice all of the time. The Citadel’s had the best rushing offense in the FCS this season, averaging nearly 360 yards per game.

These two Southern Conference rivals met on October 22nd in Spartanburg South Carolina and the Bulldogs knocked off the Terriers 24-21 in an overtime thriller. Wofford managed to outgain The Citadel by nearly 100 yards on the ground, but the difference was the turnovers. Wofford committed four and that kept The Citadel in the game. This time around the game is in Charleston and The Citadel’s home field advantage could make all of the difference.


Projected Score: Citadel 28, Wofford 14


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