With just under eight minutes left in the game, Furman was leading The Citadel 17-14, but it felt as if the Paladins’ control of the game was slipping away. They hadn’t scored since a field goal early in the 2nd quarter, and the Bulldogs had controlled the ball nearly the entire 2nd half to …
Furman football finishes its 2-week trip down Memory Lane when The Citadel visits Paladin Stadium for the season’s only night home game on Saturday.
SPARTANBURG – Yours truly, who rails against the idiocy of superstition, was a bit shell-shocked when I walked into Gibbs Stadium.
SPARTANBURG – Devin Wynn arrived at Wofford with something extra on Saturday. Whatever reason – breaking out of a little slump, tired of losing to the Terriers, who knew? Who cared?
Let’s just dispense with the usual similarities. Furman (and Wofford) fans know that the schools now known as Paladins and Terriers have been playing games of football longer than anyone else in the Deep South, in spite of claims to the contrary.
After taking some bitter but not wholly unexpected medicine at North Carolina State, Furman returns home to regain its vigor against its 1st Southern Conference opponent, Mercer.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- No upset was in the cards on Saturday at Carter-Finley Stadium. North Carolina State showed out with 45 points and 505 total yards. Furman only managed to put up 7 points and 196.
It’s not often that an FCS team has a winning all-time record against a Power 5 opponent, but that’s exactly the case with Furman against North Carolina State. The Paladins are 8-5-4 all time against the Wolfpack.
I could be wrong, but after Furman’s 29-18 victory over North Carolina A&T, Clay Hendrix never once said, “We gotta get better.” I’m sure he believes it, but if he said it, I didn’t use it. He says it a lot, and he means it. Hendrix also, unsurprisingly, means what he says.
Quarterback Hamp Sisson was deceptively prolific in leading Furman past North Carolina A&T, 29-18, in the opening game for both teams at Paladin Stadium on Saturday.
Furman football begins its season Saturday at home against North Carolina A&T, and the sky is no longer limited. Anyone who wants to come can attend the 2 p.m. game.
Here it comes again. Damn it. And the same people who have been two weeks from dead wrong for, oh, 18 months or so, are taking us right back down Corona Boulevard. Little did they know it was the headquarters of Delta Force.
Friends, are you like me? Do you have this sensation that everything is spinning out of control? I’m talking about everything, but as sports happens to be my little bailiwick, I shall proceed there.
I love college sports, but I think many agree that the NCAA is a terrible organization. It makes around $1 billion in a non-pandemic year and yet forbids the people responsible for making that money — the athletes — from making any money themselves.