Furman Over Samford 20-17

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) – Jon Croft Hollingsworth kicked a 19-yard field goal as time expired and Furman rallied from a 17-point, second-half deficit to beat Samford 20-17 Saturday.

After Furman tied it at 17 on P.J. Blazejowski’s 26-yard touchdown pass to Chad Scott, Reggie Thomas intercepted a Samford pass and the Paladins took over on their own 25 with 6:17 to play.

Furman used a 14-play, 73-yard drive to move to the Samford 2, bleeding the final six-plus minutes before settling for Hollingsworth’s game-winner.

Antonio Wilcox ran for 133 yards and a score for Furman (4-4, 2-2 Southern Conference).

Samford (3-5, 1-4) limited Furman to just 121 total yards – including 41 yards on 21 carries – in the first half and took a 17-0 lead into the break.

The Paladins, who came into the game averaging just 114.9 yards rushing, ran for 211 yards on 32 carries in the second half.

Next Saturday, Furman will play at Western Carolina in Cullowhee at 3:30 pm .

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