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Furman-Wofford Renew State's Oldest Football Rivalry Saturday In Season Finale

Cory Magwood
Cory Magwood

Furman vs. Wofford Game Notes

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Furman's football team hits the road this Saturday to face Wofford, its oldest rival, in the 2015 season finale for both teams.  Kickoff for the American Sports Network (ASN) televised Southern Conference clash is set for 3:30 at Gibbs Stadium.

Furman (4-6, 2-4 SoCon) and Wofford (4-6, 2-4 SoCon) will meet for the 89th time since the two Upstate schools played the first football game in state history in 1889.  The Paladins lead the all-time series, 53-28-7, and have won the last two, including a 31-14 verdict last year in Greenville.

Both teams are coming off home losses last Saturday — Furman, a 27-20 overtime setback at the hands of Mercer, and Wofford, a 37-27 loss to Samford.

Thirteen Furman seniors will be taking to the field for the final game of their respective careers at Wofford: Charlie Anderson, FB (Montgomery, Ala.), Rodney Anderson, S (Nashville, Tenn.), Ernie Cain, FB (Atlanta, Ga.), Justin Floyd, OG (Cartersville, Ga.), Preston Furry, LB (Norcross, Ga.),  Danny LaMontagne, LS (Snellville, Ga.), John Mackey, DT (Chattanooga, Tenn.), Harrison Magee, OG (Jacksonville, Fla.),  Cory Magwood, LB (Varnville, S.C.), Jordan Snellings, WR (Atlanta, Ga.), Reggie Thomas, CB, Eric Thoni, C (Orlando, Fla.), Joe Turner, OG (Roswell, Ga.).

The Paladins are expected to start sophomore quarterback P.J. Blazejowski against the Terriers.  He came off the bench for the injured Reese Hannon in the final minute of play last week and completed two passes for 71 yards to set up the game tying touchdown with 43 seconds remaining.

Senior linebacker Cory Magwood, the SoCon's leading tackler with 118 tackles, enters the contest with 328 career stops, having recently cracked Furman's Top 20 tackles ledger.

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

Live stats will be available through FurmanPaladins.com

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

FURMAN-WOFFORD ROTC PROGRAMS COMBINE FOR SALUTE TO SERVICE MARCH

Furman and Wofford, South Carolina's oldest football rivals, are joining forces for the "Salute To Service March" prior to Saturday's clash between the Paladins and Terriers at Wofford's Gibbs Stadium.

The ROTC programs at Furman and Wofford will kick off the event with a Game Ball Run beginning on Friday, Nov. 20 at Furman and ending at Gibbs Stadium at 6:30 p.m.

Fans can show support and participate in the event by gathering at Spartanburg's Morgan Square at 5:00 p.m. and walking or running with ROTC members over the last mile of the march to Gibbs Stadium.

Fans can register for the march here.  The cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.  Participants will receive a commemorative event t-shirt and gifts from Duke Energy and Texas Roadhouse, which will sponsor a catered tailgate meal at Gibbs Stadium beginning at 6:30 p.m.

 All funds raised for the event will be donated to the USO.

Hunter Reid, Furman Sports Information