NCAA Football

Furman Paladins (6-5)


Wilson, Roberto lead Furman past Samford 41-34

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Freshman Jace Wilson threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Miller and ran for a score and Dominic Roberto rushed for a career-high 216 yards as Furman held off Samford 41-34 on Saturday.

Trailing 7-0, Wilson and Miller connected on a two-play drive to knot the score. DiMarcus Clay picked off Liam Welch on Samford's ensuing possession and returned it 32 yards to the Bulldogs' 2-yard line. Wilson ran it in from the 3 on third-and-goal for a 14-7 lead. The Paladins (6-5, 4-4 Southern Conference) never trailed again.

Devin Wynn had two short TD runs for Furman (6-5, 4-4 Southern Conference), while Wayne Anderson Jr. had one.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: J. Wilson1021
Passing TDs: J. Wilson6
Rushing Yards: D. Roberto709
Rushing TDs: D. Roberto6
Receiving Yards: R. Miller749
Receiving TDs: R. Miller7
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 L 13 - 17
10/30 at Chattanooga L 3 - 13
11/6 at Western Carolina L 42 - 43
11/13 vs. VMI W 37 - 31
11/20 at Samford W 41 - 34
Southern
  Conference Overall
9 ETSU 7-1 11-1
25 Mercer 6-2 7-3
Chattanooga 5-3 6-5
Western Carolina 4-4 4-7
Furman 4-4 6-5
Virginia Military 4-4 6-5
Samford 3-5 4-7
Citadel 3-5 4-7
Wofford 0-8 1-10
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3965 (58)
Passing Yards: 1934 (86)
Rushing Yards: 2031 (27)
Points per game: 24.3 (74)
Yards per game: 360.5 (63)
Touchdowns: 32 (67)
Field Goals: 15 (19)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4197 (66)
Passing Yards: 2530 (74)
Rushing Yards: 1667 (57)
Points per game: 23.5 (38)
Yards per game: 381.5 (67)
Touchdowns: 31 (37)
Field Goals: 12 (83)