Sunday, October 23, 2016

Saturday's SoCon Football Round-up (10-22-16)

Week number eight is now in the books, so let's take a look at the games.

West Virginia Wesleyan at ETSU
That’s more like it. Rushing for a season high five touchdowns and 323 yards, the ETSU football team snapped its four-game losing streak in style with a 38-7 win over West Virginia Wesleyan College Thursday night at Kermit Tipton Stadium. With the win, the Buccaneers improved to 3-4 on the year, while the Bobcats dropped to 2-6.   Bucs roll past West Virginia Wesleyan, 38-7

The Citadel at Wofford
The Wofford College football team was defeated 24-21 in overtime on Saturday afternoon at Gibbs Stadium. With the game tied at the end of regulation, the Bulldogs scored a field goal to open the overtime period. The Terriers gained a first down, but fumbled and the ball was recovered by The Citadel to win the game. Wofford moves to 4-3 on the season and 2-2 in the Southern Conference, while #5 The Citadel is 7-0 and 5-0 in the league. The Terriers led the Bulldogs in almost every statistical category, but could not overcome four turnovers in the contest.  Football Falls To The Citadel In Overtime

VMI at Chattanooga
-The No. 8 Chattanooga Mocs dominated the line of scrimmage in a 30-13 victory over VMI at Finley Stadium today. The offensive line paved the way for 297 yards rushing, 519 total, while the defensive front claimed six sacks and five hurries. The Mocs scored three times in the first half. Bingo Morton's 21-yard run-and-catch from Alejandro Bennifield got things started with 4:52 left in the first quarter. Bennifield tacked on a 14-yard scamper early in the second, while Henrique Ribeiro added a 30-yard field goal for a 17-0 halftime advantage. 8th-Ranked Mocs Surge Past VMI 30-13

Mercer at Austin Peay
Chandler Curtis returned an onside kick 45 yards for a touchdown and Mercer withstood an Austin Peay rally as the Bears left Fortera Stadium and Clarksville with a 41-34 victory Saturday evening. It would take one more onside kick recovery, however, to clinch the victory but the Bears would withstand Austin Peay's 21 points scored over 5:10 late in the fourth quarter to advance to 3-0 all-time against the Governors. The win was Mercer's fourth victory in the last five games and pushed the Bears to 4-3 on the season.  Mercer Withstands Rally for 41-34 Win 

After 8 weeks of play.... the standings
1. The Citadel 5-0, overall: 7-0
2. Chattanooga 5-1, overall: 7-1
3. Samford 4-1, overall: 6-1
4. Wofford 2-2, overall: 4-3
5. Mercer 2-2, overall 4-3
6. VMI 1-2, overall: 3-2
7. Furman 1-3, overall: 1-6
8. ETSU 1-4, overall 3-4
9. Western Carolina 0-5, 1-6

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