Greenville, SC (SportsNetwork.com) – Furman announced a change in its 2015
football schedule on Thursday as it has replaced a game against Jacksonville
State with a visit to Central Florida on Sept. 19.
The Paladins, who travel to Virginia Tech a week earlier, have two FBS
opponents on their schedule for the first time since 2009.
“The opportunity to play Central Florida was something we were pleased to
exercise from both a financial and visbility standpoint,” Furman athletic
director Gary Clark said.
Furman defeated Central Florida, 42-6, in Greenville in 1984 in the only
football meeting between the two programs.
Furman was 3-9 overall and 2-5 in the Southern Conference under coach
Bruce Fowler last season. UCF was 9-4 overall and earned a share of the
American Athletic Conference title before falling to North Carolina State in
the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl.
2015 FURMAN FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Sept. 5, Coastal Carolina
Sept. 12, at Virginia Tech
Sept. 19, at UCF
Sept. 26, VMI*
Oct. 3, South Carolina State
Oct. 10, at Chattanooga*
Oct. 24, The Citadel* (Homecoming)
Oct. 31, at Samford*
Nov. 7, at Western Carolina*
Nov. 14, Mercer*
Nov. 21, at Wofford*
* – Southern Conference game