Hollingsworth’s FG lifts 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.