Todd Shanesy / Spartanburg Herald-Journal
SPARTANBURG, S.C.—The Wofford football players feel as if they have some unfinished business in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs. That is especially true for fifth-year senior quarterback Brandon Goodson. Having taken over the starting job last midseason, he led Wofford to four straight wins at the end to make the playoffs and then to a win against Charleston Southern in the first round. He suffered a high-ankle sprain in the second round, however, and wasn't able to finish that game against The Citadel or play much the next week in at Youngstown State.
SPARTANBURG, S.C.—The stage. The atmosphere. The noise. The athletes on the other side of the scrimmage line. None of that should be cripplingly overwhelming for Wofford's football team Saturday at perennial power and No. 2 overall seed North Dakota State in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs. The Terriers are pointing to their game less than three weeks ago at South Carolina as the perfect postseason primer.
SPARTANBURG, S.C.—Holders for field goals don't get too many requests for media interviews. So as the Wofford football players were filing past Miller Mosley on the way to practice Tuesday evening, some of them were kidding him. "The legend has begun," somebody said.
SPARTANBURG, S.C.—Wofford football is back in the quarterfinals. The Terriers beat Furman, 28-10, Saturday during a rematch between Southern Conference football rivals in the FCS playoffs at Gibbs Stadium to reach the final eight of the national postseason tournament for a second straight year. "We had a team that was ready to play," Wofford head coach Mike Ayers said. "This team came in with the mindset that it wasn't going to be the last time we played this season." Wofford (10-2) will play next at perennial powerhouse North Dakota, which beat San Diego, 38-3.