GREENVILLE, S.C. — Cally Chizik recovered a fumble on the two-yard line in overtime to seal a 44-37 Furman victory over Samford in Southern Conference football action Saturday afternoon at Paladin Stadium.
Furman trailed Samford, 37-23, early in the fourth quarter, but Hamp Sisson connected with Ryan DeLuca on a 31-yard touchdown strike and a throwback screen to Ryan Miller, who outran the Samford defense for a 73-yard scoring play to tie the game at 37-37 with 2:59 remaining in regulation.
Devin Wynn gave the Paladins a 44-37 lead with a nine-yard run touchdown run to start overtime.
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- Stadium: Paladin Stadium
- Location: Greenville, S.C.
- Attendance: 2102
- Duration: 3:42
SAM: Liam Welch (253 PASS); Jay Stanton (86 RUSH); Ty King (115 REC);
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Hamp Sisson passed for 207 yards and three touchdowns and Furman shook off a slow start on the way to 35-7 victory over Western Carolina in the 2021 spring season opener for both teams Saturday afternoon at Paladin Stadium.
Returning to the field after a 448-day absence due in large measure to the pandemic, Furman (1-0) fell behind early after Western Carolina’s Jacob Harris stepped in front of a Sisson pass on the game’s first possession and returned it 46 yards to the Paladin 12 to set up a 10-yard scoring run by Ryan Glover that helped give the Catamounts a 7-0 lead.
It was all Furman after that, however, as the Paladins registered 91 plays and 33 first downs while rolling up 533 yards in offense while also stifling Western Carolina (0-4, 0-1 SoCon) offensively, limiting the Catamounts to only five first downs and 109 total yards.
SITE: Greenville, S.C.
STADIUM: Paladin Stadium
KICKOFF TIME: 2:05pm
END OF GAME: 4:47
FUR: Hamp Sisson (207 PASS); Devin Wynn (106 RUSH); Zach Peterson (84 REC);