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Furman Seeks First Win Saturday Against Kennesaw State

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Furman vs. Kennesaw State Game Notes (PDF)

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Following a challenging September schedule, Furman heads into October looking for its first win of the campaign when it plays host to Kennesaw State in a 3:00 p.m. clash this Saturday at Paladin Stadium.

The ESPN3 broadcast game will highlight Family Weekend at Furman University.

It will be radio broadcast over the Furman IMG Sports Network, headed up by flagship station FoxSports 1440/Greenville,  and also be available via in-stadium transmitter (107.7 FM) and audio streamed over TuneIn.com, which is also accessible through FurmanPaladins.com.

StatBroadcast live stats driven by Furman will be available through FurmanPaladins.com

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

Tickets for the Furman-Kennesaw State game and all Furman athletic events may be purchased online 24/7 at FurmanPaladins.com, by calling the Timmons Arena Box Office at 864-294-3099 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, or on game day through box office locations on either side of Paladin Stadium. The Timmons Arena Box Office and the Paladin Stadium East Stands Box office open two hours prior to kick off on game day.

Furman (0-4) opened the 2016 season with a 28-13 loss to FBS 12th-ranked Michigan State and dropped a 19-14 decision at FCS 15th-ranked The Citadel and 21-14 verdict to FCS fourth-ranked Chattanooga before falling, 41-21, last Saturday at FBS transition foe Coastal Carolina.

Looking to avoid the program's first 0-5 start since 1979, the Paladins will be facing an upstart Kennesaw State (2-1) program that is in its second season of competition.  The Owls are coming off a 36-28 road victory over Duquesne last Saturday.

Kennesaw State's coaching staff features a pair of former Paladins in quarterback Cody Worley (2007-10), who mentors the Owls' signal callers, and safety Andrew Thacker (2004-07), who directs KSU's linebackers.

Saturday's contest will mark the first meeting between the two schools in football.  The Paladins and Owls are scheduled to play Oct. 5, 2019, at Kennesaw State.

For a complete summary of game details and promotions, please see the bottom of this release.

The Game: Furman Paladins (0-4) vs. Kennesaw State Owls (2-1)
Promotion: Family Weekend
Site: Greenville, S.C. (Paladin Stadium, on the campus of Furman University)
Kickoff: 3:04 PM ET
Television: ESPN3: Bob Mihalic (pbp), Don Clardy (color)
Radio: Furman IMG Sports Network (FoxSports 1440/Greenville, Stadium Transmitter 107.7 FM): Dan Scott (pbp), David Cobb (color), Marcus McMorris (sideline)
Audio Stream: TuneIn.com accessible through FurmanPaladins.com
Tickets: Available (FurmanPaladins.com); Timmons Arena, East Stands Box Offices Open 5:00 PM
Gates Open: 1:00 PM
Game Sponsor: SC Telco Federal Credit Union

Pre-Game Activities:
    8:00 AM    --    Parents Fun Run (Cherrydale House)
    11:00 AM    --    Furman Rugby vs. South Carolina
    1:00 PM    --    Baseball Tailgate (Corner of Rugby Field)    
    1:30 PM    --    Paladin Club Zone Opens
    1:30 PM    --    Paladin Party Deck (service begins at 2:30 PM)
    1:45 PM    --    Paladin Regiment March/Concert (Timmons Arena to PAC Circle)
    2:17 PM    --    Champions Walk First Wave (Paladin Stadium)
 
Special Promotions/Giveaways:
 + Paladin Club Zone, located in the area between the home stands and field house, opens 90 minutes prior to kickoff and will include a purple cup giveaway sponsored by American Burger Company, Thomas Creek Brewery, and Total Wine & More
+ The "Champions Walk" is scheduled to begin approximately 50 minutes prior to kickoff with a Furman/SC Telco Federal Credit Union sponsored giveaway of 500 Croakies (sunglass holders)
+ Farm Bureau 2017 Furman Season Ticket Giveaway. Fans can register for a chance to win two (2) 2017 Furman Football season tickets, season parking pass, and two (2) Nike Dri-Fit Furman Football shirts.
+ Miller Direct Furman Football Jersey Giveaway: Fans can register for a chance to win a game worn Furman Football jersey and autographed football from Paladin head coach Bruce Fowler.

In-Game Promotions:
McDonald's Cheeseburger in Paradise,  Family Dental Health Smile Cam, Available Technology Fan Photo of the Game, TruMoo Tweet to Win, Farm Bureau Fanatic Fan of the Game, Mast General Store T-Shirt Toss, GSP T-Shirt Toss, McDonald's If We Win You Win Coupon Promotion, Papa John's If We Win You Win Online promotion, Ingles Kicking Hunger Promotion, Ingles Show Us Your Card, Greenville Heritage FCU Take Away Giveback Promotion, TapSnap Tailgater of the Game, Children's Museum of the Upstate Tiny Tailgater of the Game, Hardee's Hyped Up Fan Cam, Geico T-Shirt Toss, Chic-Fil-A Cow Toss, Greenville Zoo Paladin Pet of the Week

Halftime:
Furman University Paladin Regiment

In-Game Recognitions/Promotions:
Quarter 1 Break -- 2015 Volleyball SoCon Champion
Halftime -- 1991 Baseball SoCon Tournament Champion
Quarrter 3 Break -- ScanSource September Student-Athlete Leader of the Month Award Recognition
Media Timeouts -- Various Promotions

Post-Game:
+ Hardees Coupon Giveaway

Hunter Reid, Furman Sports Information