SoCon Football 2021: Week 7 notebook

Week seven left us less sure about the Southern Conference race going forward, as most of the week found us scratching our heads as to who actually is the favorite in the Southern Conference race. Later in the week, I’ll do my best to provide some SoCon power rankings, but at this point, it’s guessContinue reading “SoCon Football 2021: Week 7 notebook”

Furman finishes off SoCon state title

GREENVILLE, S.C.–For Elijah McKoy, it was patience that paid off perfectly in Furman’s 24-14 win over The Citadel. It was the fifth-year senior’s caused fumble on a Jaylan Adams option pitch in a tense, 17-14, game midway through the fourth quarter that changed the complexion and the momentum of Saturday night’s contest in the 101stContinue reading “Furman finishes off SoCon state title”

SoCon Football 2021: The centennial season is a wild one

Following week six in Southern Conference football, it might have been true to call it a “Separation Saturday” of sorts, however, the next two weeks will tell us a lot about how the season will pan out. As we head into week seven, two teams remain unbeaten with perfect 3-0 league marks, as both EastContinue reading “SoCon Football 2021: The centennial season is a wild one”

Furman’s ‘Jace’ and Wynn force Wofford to fold

In the words of the late country singer Kenny Rodgers, sometimes you have to know when to hold em and know when to fold em. For Furman head coach Clay Hendrix, he knew exactly when to play his ‘Jace’ and if all else failed, he could trust running back Devin Wynn to make Wofford’s defenseContinue reading “Furman’s ‘Jace’ and Wynn force Wofford to fold”

The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry

Furman (2-2, 0-1 SoCon) at Wofford (1-3, 0-2 SoCon) Date: Oct. 9, 2021 Time: 1:30 p.m. Venue: Gibbs Stadium (13,000) Furman Head Coach: Clay Hendrix (27-20, 4th yr) Wofford Head Coach: Josh Conklin (19-15, 3rd yr) All-Time Series: Furman leads 54-33-7 Setting The Scene: Furman and Wofford is not only one of the oldest rivalryContinue reading “The Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry”

No. 11/13 ETSU and Wofford square off in key SoCon tilt

The Spread’s SoCon Game of the Week: Wofford (1-2, 0-1 SoCon) at No. 11/13 East Tenn. St. (4-0, 1-0 SoCon) The Venue: William B. Greene Jr. Stadium (7,694) The Date: Oct. 2, 2021 The Time: 3:30 p.m. EST The Series: 29th/Wofford leads 15-13 Last Time They Met: Wofford 35, ETSU 17 (Oct. 5, 2019/Johnson City)Continue reading “No. 11/13 ETSU and Wofford square off in key SoCon tilt”

SoCon Power Rankings

Following the fourth Saturday of the season, here is the first installment of SoCon power rankings, East Tennessee State (4-0, 1-0 SoCon)–With its thrilling 55-48 overtime win at Samford yesterday, ETSU staked its claim as the Southern Conference title favorite. The Bucs have indeed found an offense to go with their outstanding defense this season.Continue reading “SoCon Power Rankings”

Mercer beats Furman decisively in SoCon opener

In many ways, Saturday’s Southern Conference opener between Furman and Mercer was one of missed opportunities on one side, and on the other, opportunities seized. But at the end of Saturday’s SoCon opener, Mercer’s 24-3 win was decisive and thorough. Furman dropped to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the SoCon, while Mercer improved to 2-1Continue reading “Mercer beats Furman decisively in SoCon opener”

NC State routs Furman

For the second time in the Clay Hendrix era as Furman’s head coach, North Carolina State handed him and the Paladins a decisive loss, which was in stark contrast to Hendrix’s experiences as a player for his alma mater in the early-mid 1980s against that same Wolfpack program. Saturday night’s 45-7 win by the WolfpackContinue reading “NC State routs Furman”

Furman grounds Tennessee Tech

Photo Credit: Furman University Sports Information Furman used its first shutout since 2004 to start a season 2-0 for the first time since 2014, as the Paladins posted a 26-0 win on the road over Tennessee Tech Saturday afternoon at Tucker Stadium. The Golden Eagles start the season 0-2 against Southern Conference teams, getting outscoredContinue reading “Furman grounds Tennessee Tech”