COLUMBIA, South Carolina — It's the final Saturday of the Football Championship Subdivision season, and more than half of South Carolina's teams have a realistic shot at the playoffs.
The biggest surprise might be Furman. The Paladins started the season 2-4, but a win over Wofford would give them a share of the Southern Conference title and a Samford victory over Elon would give Furman the league's automatic playoff bid.
Charleston Southern can win a share of the Big South Conference title and the automatic playoff bid by beating Liberty. If the Buccaneers lose, Coastal Carolina will get the guaranteed postseason trip, although at 10-1 the Chanticleers are likely in the playoffs anyway.
If South Carolina State beats Norfolk State and Bethune-Cookman loses to Florida A&M, the Bulldogs win the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.