Roberts propels Furman to 34-14 upset win over Wofford
Roberts connected with Darius Morehead for a 24-yard score on the Paladins‘ first possession and added a 9-yard TD run for a 14-0 first-quarter lead over the Terriers (4-2, 3-1), who came in ranked fourth in the FCS coaches’ poll.
Joe Newman hit Garrison Moore for a 12-yard score to pull Wofford within 14-7. But Roberts hooked up with Devin Wynn for a 10-yard score with 45 seconds remaining in the second quarter for a 21-7 halftime lead. Furman (2-3, 2-1) upped its advantage to 27-7 on a 9-yard TD toss to Ryan DeLuca with 9:53 left in the third quarter.
Andre Stoddard’s 6-yard TD run cut the Terriers’ deficit to 27-14 late in the third quarter. Roberts capped the scoring with a 1-yard plunge in the final period.
Roberts finished with 235 yards on 16-of-19 passing and added 32 yards rushing on 14 carries.
Stoddard and Newman combined for 149 of Wofford’s 247 yards on the ground.