Playoff Bound: Virginia State, Tuskegee In…WSSU Out

By Steven J. Gaither

Hours after winning their respective conference titles, Virginia State and Tuskegee now know where they’ll be playing in the Division II playoffs.

Third-seeded Virginia State will host LIU Post ost in the first round on Saturday. VSU (9-2) defeated Winston-Salem State 21-17 Saturday to claim its first CIAA Championship since 1996.

Tuskgee will host West Georgia on Saturday. The third-ranked team in Super Region Four, Tuskegee (9-2) won the SIAC Championship with a 47-41 win over Albany State on Saturday.

Winston-Salem State, the CIAA runner-up, will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2010. WSSU’s two losses both came to playoff teams (Virginia State and Valdosta State) and it beat playoff-bound Tuskegee early in the season. The 2012 national runner-up will finish its season 9-2.

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