Furman Offense Explodes For 42 1st half points in win over Wofford

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The Furman offense was sharp all game, specifically in the 1st half scoring 42 points before the break. They would use that 42 point outburst early to cruise past Upstate and SoCon rival Wofford 63-28. Furman closed the regular season with a win on Senior Day at Paladin Stadium.

Furman racked up 469 yards of total offense, they did so with a balanced attacked gaining 292 passing and 177 rushing. Wofford's offense was able to rack up some yardage as well, but they were made to be one dimensional. Wofford had 465 total yards with 428 coming through the air. They were held to 37 yards rushing, Furman averaged nearly 5 yards per carry and held Wofford to just 1.5 yards per tote. The Paladins were plus two in the turnover margin, forcing three and committing just one. Furman scored 14 points off of Wofford turnovers.

Furman scored three TD's in the 1st quarter and three more in the second quarter to build a 42-21 halftime lead. They had 4 1st half scoring drives of over 50 yards. Longest of those was an 84 yard drive in the 2nd quarter.

The Paladin defense would step up after the break and hold Wofford to just 7 second half points. Furman's offense picked up where it left off, they scored on three TD drives in the 3rd quarter. All three drives went for 50+ yards.

Furman QB Tyler Huff was 21 of 22 passing for 292 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He ran for 40 yards and two scores on 8 carries. Wofford QB Jimmy Weirick was 25 of 42 for 428 yards, two TD's and two picks.

Furman RB Dominic Roberto led all rushers with 90 yards and 2 TD's on 16 carries. Wofford WR Landon Parker had a game high 140 yards on 6 catches and he had one TD catch. Wofford Dylan Djete added 4 catches for 128 yards. Furman WR Josh Harris had a game high 8 catches for 112 yards and a TD. Furman TE Ryan Miller added two TD catches.

With the win, Furman moves to 9-2 on the season and 7-1 in the SoCon, good for 2nd place in the league. Wofford concludes their season at 3-8 and 3-5 in conference. Furman is expected to get an at-large bid to the FCS playoffs. They will wait to hear their name called during the FCS Playoff Selection Show which airs Sunday at 1230 PM Eastern on ESPNU.

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