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Furman Looks To Rebound Saturday At Samford

Cory Magwood
Cory Magwood
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GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Coming off a pair of losses, Furman's football team will look to rebound Saturday when it travels to Birmingham, Ala., to take on Samford in a 3:00 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. CT) SoCon clash at Seibert Stadium.

The ESPN3 broadcast event will mark the first trip to Birmingham for Furman (3-4, 1-2 SoCon) in three years.  The Paladins played Samford (3-3, 1-3 SoCon) in Greenville the last two seasons due to league realignment.

Furman holds a narrow 9-8 advantage in the series, but Samford has won three of the last four meetings, including a 45-0 shutout of Furman last year at Paladin Stadium — the first blanking suffered by Furman since 1998.  The Bulldogs beat the Paladins, 24-21, the last time the two programs squared off at Seibert Stadium in 2012.

Saturday's clash will be radio broadcast over the Furman IMG Sports Network headed up by flagship station WGOG 101.7/Walhalla and FoxSports 1440/Greenville.  It will also be available via stadium transmitter (96.7 FM) and audio streamed via TuneIn.com, which is also accessible through FurmanPaladins.com.

StatBroadcast live stats will be available through FurmanPaladins.com and for mobile devices via Paladinslive.com

Fans can also follow the game via Twitter @PaladinFootball and @Furman Paladins

Furman is coming off 31-3 and 38-17 losses at the hands of Chattanooga and The Citadel, respectively.  Samford has also struggled of late, losing its last two outings to The Citadel, 44-25, at home and Western Carolina, 56-36,  in Cullowhee, N.C., last Saturday.

To turn its season around the Paladins need to register improvement on offense after being held under 300 total yards (295) versus The Citadel for the third consecutive game and for the fifth time this season.  Furman ranks last in the SoCon in scoring offense (16.4 ppg).

Samford, meanwhile, leads the SoCon in total offense (475.1 ypg) and boasts the league's top passing game (333.4 ypg), but the Bulldogs are last in total defense, yielding 457.1 ypg.