Post by TigerBearinAtl on May 27, 2021 12:48:20 GMT -5
Furman went 6-2 in SoCon, 6-4 overall in 2018(?), they were co-champs with Wofford and someone else, and they were the only one of the three to not make the playoff. Their non-con losses were to Elon and Clemson, they had a game against Colgate cancelled due to a hurricane.
Charleston Southern has had their schedule (including hosting Mercer on 9/2) announced since mid-April, in the newspapers, etc, so I'm assuming all the paperwork was in place for that game to happen. We were supposed to host Charleston Southern this past season, but that didn't happen because the Big South cancelled their non-conference schedule due to COVID. Mercer was really late in announcing their schedule this year compared to a lot of schools, not sure why.
Perhaps Mercer will add an 11th game close to start of the season (we're already close). That's what happened with the Mercer-Presbyterian game a couple years ago; late add after PC's game with Stetson was cancelled due to weather (hurricane) and they needed a game. The playoff folks probably won't respect a ten game schedule (Mercer) when most others are playing 11 or 12.