Furman to visit Clemson, host five games in 2012
Greenville, SC (Sports Network) - A visit to Clemson and a Homecoming game against Georgia Southern highlight the 2012 Furman football schedule announced on Thursday.
Furman will play at Clemson on Sept. 15. The Paladins are Clemson's oldest football rival, having first met on the gridiron in 1896 and most recently in 2007.
Furman's home schedule includes the Oct. 20 game against 2011 Southern Conference champion Georgia Southern, marking the Paladins' Homecoming Day.
The Paladins also will host Coastal Carolina (Sept. 8) from the Big South Conference and SoCon opponents Western Carolina (Sept. 29), Chattanooga (Oct. 13) and The Citadel (Nov. 17).
Furman and The Citadel will meet for the 92nd time and in the regular-season finale for the first time since 1992. The Paladins hold a 57-31-3 series lead.
Furman's other road games in the SoCon are against Samford (Sept. 1) in the season opener for both teams, Wofford (Oct. 6), Elon (Oct. 27) and Appalachian State (Nov. 10). The Paladins also will visit Presbyterian (Sept. 22) from the Big South.
The Paladins are expected to return 15 starters off last year's team, which finished 6-5 overall and 5-3 in the SoCon under first-year head coach Bruce Fowler.
2012 FURMAN FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
All Times ET
Sept. 1, at Samford*
Sept. 8, COASTAL CAROLINA
Sept. 15, at Clemson
Sept. 22, at Presbyterian
Sept. 29, WESTERN CAROLINA*, 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 6, at Wofford*
Oct. 13, CHATTANOOGA*
Oct. 20, GEORGIA SOUTHERN* (Homecoming), 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 27, at Elon*
Nov. 10, at Appalachian State*
Nov. 17, THE CITADEL*
* Southern Conference Game
02/02 10:47:17 ET