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25th September 2008, 06:42 AM
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1. GAMEDAY MAYDAY: Georgia Southern vs. Wofford

[Wofford College begins Southern Conference play against Georgia Southern this Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m at Paulson Stadium. The Eagles defeated the Terriers 38-35 during overtime last year at Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg, S.C.]


2. The Perils of the CAA

[When Georgia Southern met Wofford last season in Spartanburg, S.C., the teams were fighting for another SoCon championship. Georgia Southern won the battle, 38-35, but Wofford won the war by tying Appalachian State for the conference crown. It's too early to tell if this year's game will have that kind of significance in the long run, but it is still a contest between the No. 14 Terriers and the No. 24 Eagles.]


3. Wofford kick coverage greatly improved

[Wofford ranks eighth among nine Southern Conference teams in kickoff return defense, allowing an average of 36.6 yards per return. Part of that is because the Terriers lost kickoff specialist Chris Tommie before the season began with a knee injury. He consistently put the ball into the end zone. Stinman usually reaches about the 5. “We’ve talked to everybody on the coverage team a lot about how they have to help our defense,” Ayers said. “You can’t expect our defense to play on a 60-yard field.”]

http://www.goupstate.com/article/20080924/NEWS/809240245/1090/SPORTS02?Title=Wofford_kick_coverage_greatly_impro ved

4. Munson ends an era at Georgia

[At Georgia Southern, for example, the team always rides to the stadium on borrowed yellow school buses. When one-year coach Brian VanGorder took the Eagles off the buses, fans wanted to put him on one - the first one out of town.]


5. Elon revs up ground game

[Last week's last-second victory at Georgia Southern seemed to speak to that mentality, as well as the play-like-veterans refrain that has been Lembo's mantra since winter workouts started at the beginning of the calendar year. "There were several times in the course of the game where I felt like we could've been up against the ropes a little bit," Lembo said. "But our kids just kept persevering and we made some important plays down the stretch. You can preach things and you can repeat them time and time again. You can go through exercises to try to prepare the kids for situations, but until you get the results, those speak for themselves. Every time you can put another notch in that belt, so to speak, I think it just gets everybody on board that much more. It just solidifies that buying in to the vision."]