Sep 12

2016 Week 3 SoCon Recruiting Rankings

Updated rankings after 2 weeks

  1. Chattanooga
  2. Samford
  3. The Citadel
  4. Western Carolina
  5. Wofford
  6. Mercer
  7. Furman
  8. VMI
  9. ETSU

Only two weeks in but fairly clear The Citadel magic is still alive.

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Sep 10

2016 Week 2 Predictions

Chattanooga 48, PC 10
Georgia Tech 38, Mercer 13
Ole Miss 55, Wofford 13
Furman 27, The Citadel 24
VMI 35, Morehead St 27
Western Carolina 30, Gardner Webb 17
Samford 35, Central Arkansas 24

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Sep 01

2016 Week 1 Predictions

Chattanooga 62, Shorter 6
Mercer 27, The Citadel 20
Samford 41, Mars Hill 16
Wofford 31, Tennessee Tech 13
Michigan St 48, Furman 6
East Carolina 35, Western Carolina 17
Akron 41, VMI 20
Kennesaw St 45, ETSU 13

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Aug 30

2016 Preseason Predictions

In my opinion, Chattanooga is a solid #1 and 2-8 could land in any order, but where’s the fun in that? So here are my predictions for the conference finish.

  1. Chattanooga Mocs – Pretty simple, # 1 until someone proves otherwise.
  2. Mercer Bears -The Bears have improved every year and have yet to turnover a full recruiting class, Coach Lamb just keeps infusing talent to a team already competing with the best in the SoCon.
  3. Samford Bulldogs – I think Samford has the talent to be the best team in the conference. I loved Devlin Hodges when he signed and there is no reason to change that now after a solid freshman season. I’d like to see a bit more of Devlin Hodges and more aggression on defense, but no question the talent is there.
  4. Wofford Terriers – I love Wofford’s defense and the Terriers could easily finish higher if Goodson or Butler can overcome the the injury to Evan Jacks. Even so the Terriers have a chance to compete with anyone on a given Saturday.
  5. Western Carolina Catamounts – If the QB position is realiable and protects the football, this team can finish much higher. The Cats have a great set of linebackers and tremendous backs and receivers.
  6. Furman Paladins – Furman has good personnel with experience at QB and throughout the defense. The questions are in the trenches, can the O-line get the push to give the Paladins a much needed running game and can the D-line get pressure to take some pressure of the DB’s? Two big questions that make it hard to put FU any higher even through my purple-tinted homerism for my alma mater.
  7. The Citadel Bulldogs – Two key facts play into a playoff team falling in this projection: Coach Houston leaving is a question, how will the team respond? More importantly is very effective QB Dominique Allen will not play, at least week one against Mercer, and Furman coming in week two could miss a pair of critical conference games.
  8. VMI Keydets – I want so badly to pick VMI higher. I love Al Cobb and the Keydets play the right way. Even if VMI does land near the bottom, I can tell you no one is taking this team lightly. The Keydets have shown they can beat anybody on a given Saturday.
  9. ETSU Bucs – I’m sorry Bucs’ fans, I don’t want to completely disrespect you because I’m happy you’re back. That being said, last year was rough and the competition in the SoCon will be a step up.

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Jan 08

2015 SoCon Football Superlatives

Top Offensive Players

  1. QB Jacob Huesman (Chattanooga)
  2. RB Derrick Craine (Chattanooga)
  3. QB Dominique Allen (The Citadel)
  4. RB Detrez Newsome (Western Carolina)
  5. WR Karel Hamilton (Samford)

Top Defensive Players

  1. LB Cory Magwood (Furman)
  2. DE Keionta Davis (Chattanooga)
  3. CB Dee Delaney (The Citadel)
  4. CB James Bradberry (Samford)
  5. LB Daniel Riddle (Western Carolina)
  6. LB Ryan Francis (VMI)

Top Freshmen

  1. QB Devlin Hodges (Samford)
  2. DT Miles Brown (Wofford)
  3. DL Ahmad Gooden (Samford)
  4. DT Isaiah Mack (Chattanooga)
  5. DB Stephen Houzah (Mercer)
  6. LB Isaiah Buehler (Mercer)

Really Really Early 2016 Top 3 Prediction

  1. Chattanooga Mocs – Top dog till proven otherwise
  2. Mercer Bears – Call it a hunch
  3. Samford Bulldogs – Too much young talent coming in the last few years not to translate wins eventually

Top NFL Prospects

  1. OL Corey Levin (Chattanooga)
  2. CB James Bradberry (Samford)
  3. LB Corey Magwood (Furman)

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Nov 22

2015 SoCon Week 12 Review

Week 12 Scoreboard

The Citadel 23, South Carolina 22
ETSU 42, Kentucky Wesleyan 27
Florida St 52, Chattanooga 13
Western Carolina 24, VMI 20
Samford 47, Mercer 21
Wofford 38, Furman 28

Week 12 Top Performers

Offense: RB Tyler Renew (Cit): 23 att 174 yds 2 TD

RB Detrez Newsome (WCU): 30 att 141 yds TD; 5 rec 90 yds TD
QB Devlin Hodges (Sam): 30-44 392 yds TD; 14 att 88 yds
QB Troy Mitchell (WCU): 24-33 300 yds 2 TD; 5 att 16 yds
QB Austin Herink (ETSU): 14-17 220 yds 3 TD; 20 att 134 yds 2 TD
QB Evan Jacks (WoCo): 2-5 23 yds; 13 att 120 yds 2 TD
RB Cam Jackson (Cit): 12 att 106 yds TD
WR Karnorris Benson (WCU): 6 rec 121 yds
RB Derrick Ziglar (VMI): 21 att 96 yds 2 TD
WR Jordan Snellings (FU): 4 rec 102 yds TD
RB Krondis Larry (Sam): 4 att 102 yds TD; 1 rec 5 yds
WR Dane Forlines (VMI): 9 rec 140 yds

Defense: DL Caleb Hawkins (WCU): 6 tkls, 2 sacks

LB Lee Bennett (Mer): 13 tkls, INT
LB Daniel Riddle (WCU): 15 tkls
DB Fred Payne (WCU): 15 tkls
LB Ryan Francis (VMI): 15 tkls
LB Justin Cooper (Sam): 15 tkls
LB Allen Cratsenburg (VMI): 8 tkls, 1.5 TFL
DB Mike Gray (Mer): 9 tkls, sack
LB Carl Rider (FU): 11 tkls, TFL
LB Dylan Weigel (ETSU): 12 tkls 1 FF
LB Drake Michaelson (WoCo): 11 tkls, 1 BrUp

Freshman: QB Austin Herink (ETSU): 14-17 220 yds 3 TD; 20 att 134 yds 2 TD

QB Devlin Hodges (Sam): 30-44 392 yds TD; 14 att 88 yds
TE Sam Walker (Mer): 8 rec, 100 yds, 2 TD
DB Aaquil Annoor (FU): 11 tkls
LB Dylan Weigel (ETSU): 12 tkls 1 FF
DB Tony Welch (ETSU): 9 tkls, FR, 2 BRUP
RB Jajuan Stinson (ETSU): 14 att 102 yds; 1 rec 24 yds

Special Teams: PK Anthony Pistelli (Sam): 5-5 XP, 4-4 FG (40,46,46,46)

PK Eric Goins (Cit): 2-2 XP, 1-1 FG (48)
PK David Marvin (WoCo): 5-5 XP, 1-1 FG (42)
Pk Dillon Christopher (VMI): 2-2 XP; 2-3 FG (25,55)
PK Henrique Ribeiro (UTC): 1-1 XP, 2-2 FG (29,24)

2015 Final SoCon Recruiting Power Rankings

  1. Chattanooga Mocs
  2. Citadel Bulldogs
  3. Western Carolina Catamounts
  4. Samford Bulldogs
  5. Wofford Terriers
  6. Mercer Bears
  7. Furman Paladins
  8. VMI Keydets

2015 Playoffs Round 1 SoCon Schedule

Fordham at Chattanooga., 1 pm
The Citadel at Coastal Carolina, 2 pm

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Nov 21

2015 SoCon Week 12 Predictions

South Carolina 30, The Citadel 17
ETSU 27, Kentucky Wesleyan 18
Western Carolina 31, VMI 13
Florida St 38, Chattanooga 17
Mercer 24, Samford 20
Wofford 23, Furman 17

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Nov 15

Week 11 SoCon Review

SoCon Week 11 Scoreboard

Gardner Webb 28, ETSU 3
Samford 37, Wofford 27
Mercer 27, Furman 20 OT
Chattanooga 31, The Citadel 23
Texas A&M 41, Western Carolina 17

Top Performers

Offense: QB Devlin Hodges (Samford): 28-38 345 yds, 3 TD; 18 att 94 yds

QB Jacob Huesman (Chattanooga): 13-17 192 yds; 15 att, 118 yds 2 TD
QB Dominique Allen (Citadel): 8-16 98 yds, 2 TD; 18 att 99 yds
WR Xavier Borishade (Chattanooga): 5 rec, 107 yds, TD
WR Andrej Suttles (Furman): 8 rec 101 yds 2 TD
WR Avery Ward (Mercer): 6 rec 60 yds 2 TD
RB Alex Lakes (Mercer): 19 att 141 yds TD
RB Detrez Newsome (Western): 17 att 111 yds; 7 rec 31 yds, TD
RB Tyler Renew (Citadel): 18 att, 115 yds, TD
WR CJ Board (Chattanooga): 5 rec 116 yds

Defense: DL Roosevelt Donaldson (Samford): 11 tkls, 3.5 TFL

LB Nakevion Leslie (Chattanooga): 15 tkls, TFL
DL Keionta Davis (Chattanooga): 8 tkls, 2 sacks
LB Cory Magwood (Furman): 14 tkls FR
LB Dylan Weigel (ETSU): 15 tkls, 2 TFL, sack
LB Justin Cooper (Samford): 16 tkls
LB Daniel Riddle (Western): 10 tkls, INT
LB Tosin Aguebor (Mercer): 3 tkls, 2 sacks, FF, FR
DB Malik Diggs (Citadel): 11 tkls

Freshman: QB Devlin Hodges (Samford): 28-38 345 yds, 3 TD; 18 att 94 yds

LB Dylan Weigel (ETSU): 15 tkls, 2 TFL, sack
LB River Boruff (ETSU): 18 tkls
DB Tony Welch (ETSU): 15 tkls, 2 Bkup
DB Joe Farrar (Furman): 13 tkls
DB Aaquil Anoor (Furman): 11 tkls
WR Kelvin McKnight (Samford): 8 rec 94 yds TD
DB Keanu James (ETSU): 7 tkls, INT

Special Teams: PK Anthony Pistelli (Samford): 4-4 XP, 3-3 FG (19,27,19)

Week 12 SoCon Recruiting Rankings

  1. Chattanooga Mocs
  2. Citadel Bulldogs
  3. Western Carolina
  4. Samford Bulldogs
  5. Mercer Bears
  6. Furman Paladins
  7. Wofford Terriers
  8. VMI Keydets

Week 12 SoCon Schedule

The Citadel at South Carolina, noon
Kentucky Wesleyan at ETSU, 1 pm
Western Carolina at VMI, 1:30 pm
Chattanooga at Florida St, 3 pm
Samford at Mercer, 3 pm
Furman at Wofford, 3:30 pm

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Nov 13

2015 SoCon Week 11 Predictions

Gardner Webb 38, ETSU 6
Wofford 27, Samford 20
Furman 17, Mercer 16
Chattanooga 38, The Citadel 23
Texas A&M 38, Western Carolina 17

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Nov 08

2015 SoCon Week 10 Review

SoCon Week 10 Scoreboard

Robert Morris 21, ETSU 9
The Citadel 35, VMI 14
Samford 43, Clark Atlanta 0
Western Carolina 48, Furman 10
Mercer 17, Chattanooga 14

SoCon Week 10 Top Performers

Offense: QB Troy Mitchell (WCU): 25-37 305 yds 3 TD; 11 att 55 yds, 2 TD

WR Steffon Hill (WCU): 10 rec 130 yds TD
RB Detrez Newsome (WCU): 21 att 184 yds; 3 rec 26 yds
WR Emmanuel Obajimi (Sam): 3 rec. 94 yds, 2 TD
QB John Russ (Mer): 9-19 162 yds TD; 15 att 56 yds, TD
RB/QB Cam Jackson (Cit): 1-1 9 yds; 12 att 100 yds, TD
WR Andrej Suttles (FU): 6 rec, 116 yds

Defense: LB Tevin Floyd (Cit): 10 tkls, 1 INT TD

LB Ryan Francis (VMI): 15 tkls, 2 for loss, 2 FF
LB Cory Magwood (FU): 15 tkls, FF
DB Zach Jackson (Mer): 9 tkls, 1 TFL, INT, FR
DB Lucas Webb (UTC): 10 tkls INT
DB Lendell Arnold (Mer): 10 tkls, FF
LB Quinlan Washington (Cit): 4 tkls, 1 sack, 2 INT, TD
DT Michael Pierce (Sam): 7 tkls, 1.5 TFL

Freshman: QB Devlin Hodges (Sam): 24-34 307 yds 3 TD

LB Austin Gatewood (ETSU): 8 tkls, 3.5 for loss, 2.5 sacks
LB Dylan Weigel (ETSU): 11 tkls, sack
WR Jimmie Robinson (Mer): 4 rec 85 yds TD; 1 att 5 yds; 24 rtn yds

Special Teams: PK Eric Goins (Cit): 3-3 XP, 5-5 FG (33,26,20,23,34)

PK Anthony Pistelli (Sam): 4-4 XP, 5-5 FG (25,28,20,40,42)
PK Logan Howard (WCU): 6-6 XP, 2-2 FG (38,25)
PK JJ Jerman (ETSU): 3-3 FG (25,35,29)

Week 10 SoCon Recruiting Rankings

  1. The Citadel Bulldogs
  2. Chattanooga Mocs
  3. Western Carolina Catamounts
  4. Wofford Terriers
  5. Furman Paladins
  6. Mercer Bears
  7. Samford Bulldogs
  8. VMI Keydets

Week 11 SoCon Schedule

ETSU at Gardner Webb, 1:30 pm
Samford at Wofford, 1:30 pm
Mercer at Furman, 1:30 pm
The Citadel at Chattanooga, 2 pm
Western Carolina at Texas A&M, 7 pm

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