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2012 SoCon Standings: Georgia Southern moves into first with win over Wofford

The Georgia Southern Eagles assumed first place in the Southern Conference following their 17-9 win Saturday over the Wofford Terriers, who fell back to second place and sit tied with third-place Appalachian State with a 3-1 record in conference play.

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The Georgia Southern Eagles took over first place in the Southern Conference with a 17-9 win Saturday over the Wofford Terriers.

The Eagles (5-1, 4-1 SoCon) have won four straight after opening its conference schedule with a 23-21 loss to The Citadel in the second week of the season. Meanwhile, Wofford (5-1, 3-1 SoCon) lost its first game of the season and third straight to Georgia Southern, and is now tied with third-place Appalachian State (5-2, 3-1 SoCon) in conference play.

Samford (5-2, 3-2 SoCon) dropped to fifth in the conference with its 28-25 loss to the Mountaineers on Saturday, allowing Chattanooga (3-3, 2-1 SoCon) to leapfrog into fourth place with a 31-10 win over seventh-place Furman (2-5, 1-3 SoCon).

The Citadel (4-3, 3-2) sits in sixth place after getting back on the winning track Saturday with 45-31 victory over last-place Western Carolina (1-6, 0-5 SoCon).

Eighth-place Elon (2-4, 0-3 SoCon) is the only other winless team in conference play, having lost three straight since beginning the season 2-1.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.