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The Big South football scenario

Stony Brook's Marcus Coker is tackled by Virginia

Stony Brook's Marcus Coker is tackled by Virginia Military Institute's defense in the NCAA Division I football game. (November 3, 2012) Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Big SouthSCENARIOSStony Brook, Liberty and Coastal Carolina all have a shot at the Big South's automatic bid to the FCS playoffs.

Stony Brook (9-2, 5-1 Big South) -- Gets the bid if Liberty loses at VMI because it wins a head-to-head tie with Coastal.

SBU, whose regular season is over, is a candidate for an at-large bid when the 20-team field is announced next Sunday.

Liberty (5-5, 4-1) -- Gets the bid with a win at VMI (2-8, 1-4) if Coastal loses at home to Charleston Southern.

Coastal Carolina (6-4, 4-1) -- Must beat CSU (5-5, 3-2) and get a Liberty win to create three-way tie. It wins tiebreaker with a 3-0 conference road record.

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