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Furman overwhelms Wake 96-0

Nearing the midway point in the conference schedule, Furman notched an overwhelming 96-0 win over Wake Forest at John Roberts Field Saturday.

The Paladins are off to a 5-0 start and have outscored their five opponents 340-34.

Sophomore flyhalf Jeffy Rein paced the Paladin attach by scoring three trys. Close behind were seniors Adam Miller and Ryan Conlogue and junior Hunter Branch all of whom had two trys. Mike Sharpe, Adriano Marcogliese, Miles Lerner, Nikolas Koumandarakis, RJ Bradley, Matty Newman and Jacob Milchuck also found the try zone.

Saturday’s contest was the team’s home opener as a scheduled September 3 home game against UNC-Greensboro was cancelled by the Spartans.  From the onset the Demon Deacons (1-3) were no match for Furman’s quick-fire offense.

Furman sprinted to a 71-0 halftime lead and made all their substitutions at halftime. During the final 20 minutes of the contest both coaches agreed to uncontested scrums.

“We played confidently today,” said Furman Head Coach John Roberts. “The boys were relaxed and had fun. Wake did not tackle well, but we also did a great job of creating and attacking space. But still, there are things to for us to fine-tune. Out penalty count in the second half was way too high.”

The Paladins host the University of South Carolina 11 a.m. , Saturday at Roberts Field. The non-league game will be against the Division I team’s second squad. Furman, a Division II team, has a history of playing well against Division I opponents. Over the past three years the squad has a 4-0-1 record against Division I opponents and has logged wins against South Carolina (2), the University of Georgia and the University of North Carolina. This spring, the team tied the University of Indiana.

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