Welcome to playoff football.
It is win or go home this time of the season and all of the 24 teams are vying for a chance to play for a national championship. Only one team can be crowned champion.
Virginia State Playoff History
1st playoff appearance
0-0 overall record
0-0 against the NE-10
LIU Post Playoff History
4th overall playoff appearance
2-3 overall record
This week, the sixth seeded Wolves of West Georgia will travel to face the Tuskegee Golden Tigers, seeded third, in a showdown of relative-newcomers to the playoffs, while the fourth seeded North Alabama Lions will host the Blazers of Valdosta State, the fifth seed, in a battle of post-season veterans.
Here's a few rankings and stats for the two first round contests in SR2.
WEST GEORGIA vs. TUSKEGEE
TU Golden Tigers (9-2)
Updated 11-19-2014 at 12:41 AM by Andy Davis
LIU Post has been playing on the edge all season long. So the selection show on Sunday night was just another day at the office for the Pioneers.
Eight of their 11 games this year came down to the final whistle. They were 5-3 in those games and used that experience for last Sunday night.
They were not on the radar screen of most people to make the playoffs. They were not part of the initial three Super Region One rankings and even a decisive win in the NE-10 Championship
With playoffs set to begin this Saturday, here is a look at the playoff field from 1 to 6. All stats referenced are per game averages for the 2014 regular season.
1. Concord Mountain Lions
Conference: Mountain East
D2 Record: 11-0
Scoring offense: 45.2
Scoring defense: 19.3
Total offense: 493
Total defense: 333
Rushing offense: 217
Rushing defense: 113
Passing offense: 276
Updated 11-18-2014 at 06:05 PM by Chuck Bitner
It seemed like a blink of an eye. LIU Post scored 34 points over the course of 10 game minutes and walked away with the NE-10 Championship after a 58-25 victory over American International last Saturday.
Trailing by six points with just over five minutes left in the third quarter, the Pioneers put on a clinic as they just dominated AIC in every single facet of the game.
The game was back and forth at this point. AIC just scored after