2017 Wofford Terriers Football Team
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2017 Wofford Terriers Football Team
2017 Wofford Terriers football
Wofford Terriers wordmark.svg
Southern Conference champion
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Ranking
STATSNo. 6
FCS CoachesNo. 7
2017 record10-3 (7-1 SoCon)
Head coachMike Ayers (30th season)
Offensive coordinatorWade Lang (30th season)
Defensive coordinatorShiel Wood (9th season)
Home stadiumGibbs Stadium
(Capacity: 13,000)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 6 Wofford $^   7 1         10 3  
No. 18 Samford ^   6 2         8 4  
No. 19 Furman ^   6 2         8 5  
  5 3         7 5  
Mercer   4 4         5 6  
The Citadel   3 5         5 6  
Chattanooga   3 5         3 8  
East Tennessee State   2 6         4 7  
VMI   0 8         0 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

The 2017 Wofford Terriers football team represented Wofford College in the 2017 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by 30th-year head coach Mike Ayers and played their home games at Gibbs Stadium. They were a member of the Southern Conference. They finished the season 10-3, 7-1 in SoCon play to win the SoCon championship. They received the SoCon's automatic bid to the FCS Playoffs where they defeated Furman in the second round before losing in the quarterfinals to North Dakota State.

On December 13, head coach Mike Ayers announced his retirement.[1] He finished at Wofford with a 30-year record of 207-139-1.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 26:00 p.m.FurmanNo. 11ESPN3W 24-237,237
September 94:00 p.m.at MercerNo. 10ESPN3W 28-2711,727
September 231:30 p.m.Gardner-Webb*No. 9
  • Gibbs Stadium
  • Spartanburg, SC
ESPN3W 27-247,211
September 307:00 p.m.at Presbyterian*No. 7BSNW 31-72,862
October 71:30 p.m.No. 22 Western CarolinaNo. 5
  • Gibbs Stadium
  • Spartanburg, SC
ESPN3W 35-28 OT6,982
October 146:00 p.m.at No. 23 The CitadelNo. 5ESPN3W 20-168,543
October 211:30 p.m.No. 16 SamforddaggerNo. 5
  • Gibbs Stadium
  • Spartanburg, SC
ESPN3L 21-247,236
October 281:00 p.m.at East Tennessee StateNo. 8ESPN3W 31-247,087
November 41:30 p.m.ChattanoogaNo. 8
  • Gibbs Stadium
  • Spartanburg, SC
ESPN3W 24-21 2OT5,012
November 111:30 p.m.at VMINo. 8ESPN3W 45-144,229
November 184:00 p.m.at South Carolina*No. 7SECNL 10-3174,742
December 22:00 p.m.No. 22 Furman*No. 8
ESPN3W 28-105,153
December 912:00 p.m.at No. 4 North Dakota State*No. 8ESPN2L 10-4217,008

Game summaries

Furman

1 2 3 4 Total
Paladins 3 7 7 6 23
No. 11 Terriers 7 3 0 14 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
30-53-7 2016 W 34-27

at Mercer

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 10 Terriers 0 7 7 14 28
Bears 14 7 0 6 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
3-6 2016 W 31-21

Gardner-Webb

1 2 3 4 Total
Runnin' Bulldogs 0 10 7 7 24
No. 9 Terriers 3 14 10 0 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
17-8 2015 W 16-0

at Presbyterian

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 7 Terriers 14 0 3 14 31
Blue Hose 0 7 0 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
40-40-3 2013 W 55-14

Western Carolina

1 2 3 4OT Total
No. 22 Catamounts 7 7 7 70 28
No. 5 Terriers 3 10 8 77 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
25-14 2016 W 31-19

at The Citadel

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 5 Terriers 0 7 7 6 20
No. 23 Bulldogs 7 7 2 0 16
Overall record Last meeting Result
27-42-1 2016 FCS Playoffs W 17-3

Samford

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 16 Bulldogs 0 7 7 10 24
No. 5 Terriers 7 0 0 14 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
9-5 2016 L 26-28

at East Tennessee State

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 8 Terriers 3 14 7 7 31
Buccaneers 0 10 7 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
12-13 2016 W 31-0

Chattanooga

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
Mocs 3 3 0 870 21
No. 8 Terriers 7 0 0 773 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
12-11 2016 W 36-28

at VMI

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 8 Terriers 7 14 17 7 45
Keydets 0 7 0 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
10-10 2016 W 27-0

at South Carolina

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 7 Terriers 3 0 7 0 10
Gamecocks 0 14 7 10 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
4-19 2012 L 7-24

FCS Playoffs

Furman-Second Round

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 22 Paladins 0 10 0 0 10
No. 8 Terriers 7 7 7 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
31-53-7 9/2/17 W 24-23

at North Dakota State-Quarterfinals

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 8 Terriers 3 7 0 0 10
No. 4 Bison 14 21 7 0 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
0-1 2012 FCS Playoffs L 7-14

Ranking movements

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ? = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final
STATS FCS 11 10 11 9 7 5 5 5 8 8 8 7 8 6
Coaches 11 10 9 9 7 5 5 5 10 9 8 7 9 7

References


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