Ever since Georgia Southern and Appalachian State left the FCS’s Southern Conference for the Sun Belt two years ago, teams across the southeast have been cheering for joy knowing that the two powerhouses of the conference are gone. One team that has benefited the most from their departure is South Carolina’s military school, The Citadel.
This year, the Bulldogs have looked like one of the best teams in the FCS. They are currently 6-0 in the conference with a 7-2 overall record, with their only losses coming against the Eagles and the 8-1 Charleston Southern Buccaneers.
Since their loss against Charleston Southern, they have won five straight games.
According to Post and Courier, the 21st ranked Bulldogs can win at least a share of the SoCon championship this Saturday when they travel to play the 9th ranked Chattanooga Mocs.
The SoCon is one of the few conferences that still has a co-championship policy in place and head coach Mike Houston understands that his team knows what they must do to pull of the win.
“The big thing in being in this situation before is that we understand that you have to be cautious with the players in that you don’t let them get outside of doing things that they normally do,” Houston said. “Sometimes they can put so much pressure on themselves, they can go out and do things that they don’t usually do.”
With today being Veterans Day, it is only fitting that one of the largest military schools in the South is one win away from its first sole conference title in 23 years.
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