COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — If Coastal Carolina beats Presbyterian this week, the Chanticleers will quickly become Liberty fans.

Liberty kicks off against Stony Brook two-and-a-half hours after the Coastal Carolina game starts, and a win by the Flames gives the Chanticleers a chance at the Big South Conference's automatic playoff bid. If Liberty and Coastal Carolina each win the final week of the season, the three-way tie for the league title goes to Coastal Carolina on away wins in the conference.

"Am I hoping? Yes, of course I am," Coastal coach Joe Moglia said of a Liberty win. "Can't do anything about it. If it works, thank you, God. And you better take care of business that last week."

In other games Saturday involving South Carolina's Football Championship Subdivision teams Charleston Southern hosts Gardner-Webb; Wofford hosts Chattanooga; The Citadel travels to VMI; Furman is at Appalachian State; and South Carolina State in at North Carolina A&T.

In Clinton, Coastal Carolina (5-4, 3-1 Big South) knows there is a chance to stay in the playoff hunt by beating Presbyterian 2-7, 0-4). But Moglia also is aware it will take a big Liberty upset over one of the best Big South teams ever in Stony Brook for the dream to stay alive.

"We will always be prepared for something like that. But I don't expect that to happen. Stony Brook is too good a team," Moglia said.

The Chanticleers gained 596 yards — the second best performance in school history — in a 55-33 win last week over Gardner-Webb. The team was led by redshirt freshman quarterback Alex Ross, who started after senior Aramis Hillary suffered a neck injury the week before. Whether Hillary can play against Presbyterian might not be known until kickoff.

Blue Hose coach Harold Nichols said his defense is preparing for a tough task no matter which Coastal Carolina quarterback starts.

"Both of those kids can run that offense, and the Ross kid proved it last week," Nichols said.

In North Charleston, Charleston Southern (4-5, 2-2) will honor a group of 11 seniors that have helped turn the team around before the game against Gardner-Webb (2-7, 1-3).

"We don't have many seniors this year We have a very young team that has been growing up all year long. But the few seniors we have are providing good leadership," Buccaneers coach Jay Mills said.

The seniors suffered through a 16-game losing streak that was finally snapped earlier this season. If they win their last two games, they can earn Charleston Southern's first winning season since 2009 and just the fifth in the program's 22 years.

Mills said the seniors deserve the credit for turning things around. "Those few have made a big impact," Mills said.

In Spartanburg, Wofford (7-2, 5-2 Southern Conference) has a chance to win the league title by beating Chattanooga (5-4, 4-2).

But the Terriers had a chance to do that last week and lost to Samford in double overtime. A playoff bid may also be on the line Saturday. Only six of Wofford's wins are over Division I teams. The FCS playoff committee has never picked a team without at least seven wins over Division I competition. Lose to the Mocs, and the Terriers would have to beat Football Bowl Subdivision South Carolina to reach that milestone.

"It's for all the marbles. We'll have to be a lot better teams than we were last week in some areas," Ayers said. "I think if we play as hard as we played last week and execute a little bit better, we may have a chance."

Chattanooga has won four of its last five with the only loss coming in triple overtime to a Georgia Southern team that has already clinched a share of the SoCon title.

"They are a salty team. They have kind of found themselves offensively," Ayers said.

It also will be the final home game for Terriers fullback Eric Breitenstein. The senior needs only 38 yards to set the school record for career rushing yards currently held by Shawn Graves at 5,128 yards.

Breitenstein ran 35 times for 168 yards last week in what Ayers said was a typically spectacular game.

"It seemed like every time he ran the football, he did something," Ayers said. "It might have only been six yards, but it was a special six yards."

In Lynchburg, Va., The Citadel (5-4) might be looking for more than just the Silver Shako with a win over VMI (2-7).

The Bulldogs can also keep their playoff hopes alive by inching closer to the magical seven wins the FCS playoff committee looks for first. But Citadel coach Kevin Higgins wants his team to ignore all of that.

"Our mantra this week is: 'Don't do the math.' I told the team not to worry about numbers and who is beating who. They only thing I want the players to be concerned about is going out and beating VMI," Higgins said.

The Keydets are also fired up for The Military Classic of the South. The winner gets to keep the Silver Shako for the year, a trophy shaped like the formal military hats with the feather on the front worn by cadets at both schools. The Citadel has won five in a row, and because of a three-year break in the rivalry, VMI hasn't won since 2002.

"I think it is one of the best rivalries in all of college football. We have so many things similar," Higgins said.

In Boone, N.C. Furman (3-6, 2-4 SoCon) comes to the end of a season again playing the role of spoiler against Appalachian State (7-3, 5-2).

It wasn't long ago that this was the marquee matchup in the SoCon. The two teams met in the FCS semifinals in 2005. But The Paladins have fallen on hard times. They snapped a six-game losing streak to the Mountaineers last year with a huge 20-10 upset in Greenville.

With a losing record, Furman can do nothing more than prevent Appalachian State from gaining a share of the SoCon title with a win.

But Paladins coach Bruce Fowler said his team deserves credit for not giving up in a tough season where three of their six losses have been by a field goal or less.

"I've been really proud of our players and how they have approached each week when we are in the midst of not being where we want to be," Nichols said.

In Greensboro, N.C., South Carolina State (4-5, 3-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic) still has one more goal to play for in the midst of a subpar season when the Bulldogs take on North Carolina A&T (5-4, 3-3).

If South Carolina State beats the Aggies and then Savannah State to end the season, the Bulldogs will avoid their first losing season since 2000.— two seasons before coach Buddy Pough arrived in Orangeburg.

North Carolina A&T is in the opposite situation. A win would give the Aggies their first winning season since 2003.

"It's going to be a little bit tough," Pough said. "Probably a lot tough."