Furman’s football team will look to break into the win column this Saturday when it travels to Hamilton, N.Y., to take on the Colgate Raiders in the Paladins’ final non-conference matchup of the 2017 campaign.
Ryan Finley passed for 231 yards and a touchdown and Jaylen Samuels rushed for a trio of touchdowns to power N.C. State past Furman, 49-16, in football action Saturday afternoon at Carter Finley Stadium.
Two weeks into the 2017 season and looking for its first victory, Furman’s football team faces a stern test this Saturday when it travels to Raleigh, N.C., to face the N.C. State Wolfpack in a 12:20 p.m. ACC Network televised contest at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Coming off a bitter 24-23 road loss to nationally 11-ranked Wofford in its 2017 season opener under new head coach Clay Hendrix, Furman tees it up for the first time this season at home when it plays host to Elon in a 1:00 p.m. Saturday clash at Paladin Stadium.
Wofford's Malik Rivera intercepted a two-point conversion attempt with 46 seconds to play as the 11th-ranked Terriers held off Furman, 24-23, in the season opener for both schools on Saturday evening at Gibbs Stadium in Spartanburg, S.C.
Furman officially kicks off its 2017 season and the Clay Hendrix era this Saturday when the Paladins make the short trip to Spartanburg to take on the Wofford Terriers in a 6:00 p.m. Southern Conference game at Gibbs Stadium.
Furman’s football program will take a trip down memory lane and also celebrate its 2017 squad on Saturday with a practice at Sirrine Stadium from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., followed by its annual Fan Fest from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Fluor Field in downtown Greenville.
The 2017 football season marks the beginning of the Clay Hendrix era and a new chapter for Furman’s quarterbacks following the graduation of Reese Hannon, the program’s all-time passing and total offense leader.
Furman’s new “3-4” defense represents a departure from the program’s long-time “4-3” look, and the bulk of personnel who will comprise the three-man front reflects another change, evidenced in the fact that nine of the unit’s 13 players sport freshman eligibility.
Despite key losses to graduation, Furman’s secondary, under new management this year with defensive coordinator/safeties coach Chad Staggs and cornerbacks coach Addison Williams, is in good hands with an eye toward development, according to head coach Clay Hendrix.
The December hiring of head coach Clay Hendrix, a 10-year veteran offensive line coach at Air Force and long-time Furman assistant coach (1988-06), was a clear signal of the Paladins’ desire to re-establish an effective ground attack that proved central to many of the Paladins’ Southern Conference leading 13 league championships.
New Furman head football coach Clay Hendrix will welcome 95 players to campus Monday in preparation for the Paladins’ preseason camp, which commences Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Bob King Practice Field Complex.
New Furman head football coach Clay Hendrix will team up with the head coaches of several South Carolina colleges and universities for the eighth annual South Carolina Coaches for Charity fund-raising event tonight at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Greenville.