Sunday, November 16, 2014

Saturday's SoCon Football Round-up (11-15-14)

In week twelve of the season, the Southern Conference had three conference games, and two teams played out of conference teams.

The big surprise of the weekend, was the Wofford / Furman game. The Paladins upset the Terriers to pick up their second conference win of the season.  In other conference games, Samford narrowly pulled off the expected win over The Citadel, and Western Carolina handled VMI to keep their home winning streak in tack over the Keydets.

In out of conference action, Chattanooga picked up win #9 of the season, in their 38-17 victory over Tennessee Tech, while Mercer easily handled the visiting NAIA team, Warner University Royals, but embarrassed themselves and the conference with this display of excessive "planned" celebration.

VMI at Western Carolina: The Catamounts assured themselves of a winning record this season with a 43-27 victory over the Keydets. Troy Mitchell threw five touchdown passes and ran in a sixth, he finished with 339 passing yards on 32-for-42 passing attempts.  Mitchell rushed for another 109 yards in 12 carries, scoring one rushing touchdown. Karnorris Benson pulled in four touchdown passes.  The gives the Cats their first winning season since 2005.

Wofford at Furman:  In the surprise upset of the weekend, the Paladins' P.J. Blazejowski threw a perfect 15-of-15 passing attempts, for 305 yards and two touchdown passes, while running for a third in Furman's 31-14 victory over Wofford on Saturday.  The Paladins scored 14 unanswered points in the second half of the game for the win.

Samford at The Citadel:   The Bulldogs traveled to Charleston, SC in search of a victory to keep themselves in line for at least a share of second place in the conference standings, a ran for a touchdown in the final seconds of the game to accomplish their mission.

Chattanooga at Tennessee Tech: The Chattanooga defense allowed Tennessee Tech just 171 total yards, and only 9 first downs in their 38-17 victory over the Golden Eagles.  The Mocs racked up a total of 457 yards, while holding TTU to 171 yards (75 yards passing, 96 rushing).

Warner at Mercer:  Mercer overpowered the undermanned NAIA team. 56-0. Offensively, the Royals managed just five first downs and 60 yards of total offense in the first half while giving up 308 yards 49 points in the first half.

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