Jacob Milchuck scored three trys to lead the Paladins past the College of Charleston 56-5 Saturday at Roberts Field.
The sophomore, playing scrum half, scored twice in the first half as Furman constructed a 38-0 halftime team. RJ Bradly, a freshman, scored two trys. Jeff Tonge (sophomore), Miles Lerner (sophomore), Ryan Conlogue (sophomore) and juniors Austin Armor and Lucas Ward also added trys.
The Furman defense pressured the Cougars throughout the day as C of C seldom advanced deep into Furman territory. The Cougars scored on the final play of the game after an errant pass bounced into the hands of a C of C winger with only green field a head.
“Our set pieces (lineouts and scrums) looked much better this weekend and Jacob did a great job of directing traffic,” said Furman Coach John Roberts. “I am pleased that we did not become complacent and lapse into poor play.”
Furman is 4-0 on the season and 2-0 in league play. The team travels to Charleston this weekend to take on the Citadel, a longtime rival. The Bulldogs are 1-0, having defeated Lander Saturday 12-42.
Kick-off for the contest, to be held on the Main Parade Ground, is set for 1:30 p.m.