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      Charleston Southern tries to continue fast start

      By JEFFREY COLLINSAssociated Press

      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Charleston Southern has been the surprise of South Carolina's Football Championship Subdivision teams this season.

      Coach Jamey Chadwell likes the 4-0 start, even as he knows his team is not playing perfectly. The Buccaneers face their biggest test of the year Saturday at Appalachian State.

      The Buccaneers went 0-11 in 2011 and snapped a 16-game losing streak just two seasons ago. But right now, they join Clemson, Coastal Carolina, North Greenville and Newberry as the only undefeated college football teams in the state.

      In other games Saturday involving South Carolina's FCS schools, Coastal Carolina travels to Elon; Presbyterian hosts Charlotte; Furman opens Southern Conference play by going to The Citadel; and South Carolina State plays its first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game against Hampton.

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