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Breitenstein scores 3 TDs as Wofford opens FCS playoffs with 23-7 victory over New Hampshire

Eric Breitenstein ran for three touchdowns and 247 yards on Saturday as Wofford opened the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs with a 23-7 victory over New Hampshire on Saturday.

Breitenstein broke free for a 54-yard TD run on the Terriers' first possession and Wofford's defense kept the Wildcats (8-4) of the Colonial Athletic Association out of synch throughout. Breitenstein also scored on a 6-yard run right before halftime and a 26-yard burst in the third quarter that sealed things for the Terriers (9-3) of the Southern Conference.

Wofford (9-3) will take on either North Dakota State or South Dakota State in next week's quarterfinals.

The Terriers came in as the country's second-best FCS rushing team at more than 348 yards a game. They had surpassed that total in the third quarter and ended with 454 yards on the ground.

New Hampshire lost its opening playoff game for the second straight season.