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Wilson, Roberto lead Furman past Samford 41-34

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Freshman Jace Wilson threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Miller and ran for a score and Dominic Roberto rushed for a career-high 216 yards as Furman held off Samford 41-34 on Saturday.

Trailing 7-0, Wilson and Miller connected on a two-play drive to knot the score. DiMarcus Clay picked off Liam Welch on Samford's ensuing possession and returned it 32 yards to the Bulldogs' 2-yard line. Wilson ran it in from the 3 on third-and-goal for a 14-7 lead. The Paladins (6-5, 4-4 Southern Conference) never trailed again.

Devin Wynn had two short TD runs for Furman (6-5, 4-4 Southern Conference), while Wayne Anderson Jr. had one.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: L. Welch3369
Passing TDs: L. Welch22
Rushing Yards: J. Stanton572
Rushing TDs: L. Welch8
Receiving Yards: M. Washington855
Receiving TDs: M. Washington9
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 vs. Tennessee Tech W 52 - 14
9/11 at UT Martin L 27 - 33
9/18 at Western Carolina W 42 - 37
9/25 vs. ETSU L 48 - 55
10/2 at Mercer L 42 - 45
10/16 at Wofford W 27 - 24
10/23 vs. Chattanooga L 13 - 55
10/30 at VMI L 45 - 46
11/6 vs. Citadel W 35 - 14
11/13 at Florida L 52 - 70
11/20 vs. Furman L 34 - 41
Southern
  Conference Overall
9 ETSU 7-1 10-1
25 Mercer 6-2 7-3
Chattanooga 5-3 6-5
Western Carolina 4-4 4-7
Furman 4-4 6-5
Virginia Military 4-4 6-5
Samford 3-5 4-7
Citadel 3-5 4-7
Wofford 0-8 1-10
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4946 (9)
Passing Yards: 3385 (8)
Rushing Yards: 1561 (64)
Points per game: 37.9 (6)
Yards per game: 449.6 (11)
Touchdowns: 49 (9)
Field Goals: 13 (25)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 5550 (119)
Passing Yards: 2867 (110)
Rushing Yards: 2683 (118)
Points per game: 39.5 (114)
Yards per game: 504.5 (119)
Touchdowns: 55 (116)
Field Goals: 12 (93)
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