College Football

Furman Paladins (4-2)


Big plays spark Furman to 24-14 victory over The Citadel

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Furman used two big plays in the first quarter to grab a quick lead and never looked back, posting a 24-14 victory over The Citadel in Southern Conference play on Saturday.

The Citadel took advantage of a Furman turnover to take a 7-0 first-quarter lead. Marquise Blount forced a Jace Wilson fumble that was recovered by the Bulldogs' Saul Diaz at the Furman 31-yard line. Four plays later Jaylan Adams scored on a 1-yard run. It took three plays for Furman (4-2, 2-1) to get even - a Wilson-to-Ryan Miller scoring strike covered the final 58 yards. After The Citadel turned the ball over on downs at the Paladins' 10-yard line, Dominic Roberto raced 90 yards for a TD on first down and a 14-7 Furman lead with 1:56 left in the opening quarter.

Timmy Bleekrode's 21-yard field goal was the only scoring in the third quarter, giving Furman a 17-7 lead. Adams' second 1-yard TD run pulled the Bulldogs (2-4, 1-2) within 17-14 just 2 seconds into the final quarter. The Citadel was forced to punt and lost two fumbles on their next three possessions. Furman took a two-score lead with 3:36 left to play on Devin Abrams' 1-yard TD run.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: H. Sisson785
Passing TDs: H. Sisson4
Rushing Yards: D. Wynn429
Rushing TDs: D. Wynn4
Receiving Yards: R. Miller366
Receiving TDs: R. Miller3
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/4 vs. North Carolina A&T W 29 - 18
9/11 at Tennessee Tech W 26 - 0
9/18 at North Carolina State L 7 - 45
9/25 vs. Mercer L 3 - 24
10/9 at Wofford W 42 - 20
10/16 vs. Citadel W 24 - 14
10/23 vs. ETSU 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST
10/30 at Chattanooga 10:30 PT11:30 MT12:30 CT1:30 ET5:30 GMT1:30 北京时间10:30 MST11:30 CST12:30 EST
11/6 at Western Carolina 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST
11/13 vs. VMI 11:00 PT12:00 MT1:00 CT2:00 ET7:00 GMT3:00 北京时间12:00 MST1:00 CST2:00 EST
11/20 at Samford 10:00 PT11:00 MT12:00 CT1:00 ET6:00 GMT2:00 北京时间11:00 MST12:00 CST1:00 EST
Southern
  Conference Overall
21 Virginia Military 3-1 5-2
14 ETSU 3-1 6-1
Mercer 3-1 4-2
Furman 2-1 4-2
Chattanooga 2-1 3-3
Samford 2-2 3-3
Citadel 1-2 2-4
Western Carolina 0-3 0-6
Wofford 0-4 1-5
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 2113 (73)
Passing Yards: 1144 (80)
Rushing Yards: 969 (42)
Points per game: 21.8 (78)
Yards per game: 352.2 (75)
Touchdowns: 15 (78)
Field Goals: 9 (13)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 2034 (36)
Passing Yards: 1077 (25)
Rushing Yards: 957 (59)
Points per game: 20.2 (24)
Yards per game: 339.0 (36)
Touchdowns: 15 (28)
Field Goals: 5 (47)
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