Furman shook off a slow first half to defeat Elon 49-0 Saturday before a large Family Weekend crowd at Roberts Field.
The feisty Elon team spent much of the first half in Furman’s end but could not muster a score. The sporadic Furman offense did manage to score on the few occasions it advanced deep into Phoenix territory.
The halftime score was 15-0 Furman. In the second half, the Paladins made some adjustments and began to open up play.
The trys began to come in droves as the Furman team scored consistently and often. Most of the trys were scored by backline players.
“Once again, we started slow,” said Furman Coach John Roberts. “We don’t have a dominant team, but we make adjustments well and have been able to wear some teams down. I am really proud of our defense. Elon knocked on the door a lot, but we managed to keep them out.”
The team is 3-0 and has defeated its first three opponents by a combined score of 189-15. The Paladins have scored 134 of those points in the second half.