Georgia Southern travels to Wofford

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. --- Wofford will play host to an NCAA playoff game Saturday against Georgia Southern.

The Terriers (10-2) earned a home game after a 17-14 win at Jacksonville State last Saturday. Wofford's fellow Southern Conference member, Georgia Southern, advanced with a 31-15 victory over William & Mary.

The Terriers and Eagles (9-4) will play their quarterfinal game at Gibbs Stadium at 2 p.m.

MINNESOTA : Jerry Kill , who led Northern Illinois to a 34-23 victory over Minnesota on Sept. 25, has been hired to take over the 3-9 Gophers, the university announced Sunday night.

The 49-year-old coach, who owns a 23-16 record in three seasons with the Huskies, has agreed to a five-year contract and will be introduced at 3 p.m. today in TCF Bank Stadium.

SOUTH CAROLINA : Marvin Bass , a former head football coach at South Carolina who posted three wins against in-state rival Clemson in five seasons, has died. He was 91.

Greenlawn Funeral Home says Bass died Friday.

Nicknamed "Moose," Bass was an All-American at William and Mary from 1939-42.

During his stint at South Carolina from 1961-65, Bass had a record of 17-29-4. His best season was his last when the team went 5-5 overall and 4-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

He was an assistant for several college and NFL teams, including for Dan Reeves in Denver and Atlanta. Reeves played quarterback for Bass at South Carolina and will be among the pallbearers at the funeral Tuesday.

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