GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Matthew Cesari's 29-yard fourth-quarter field goal was Furman's only score of the second half, but it was enough as the Paladins held off Delaware for a 23-21 victory on Saturday.
Cesari's kick gave Furman (3-1) a 23-14 lead with 13:59 remaining in the game.
Delaware (1-2) cut the advantage to 23-21 on Rob Schoenhoft's 14-yard pass to Aaron Love with 2:44 remaining but the Paladins were able to run out the clock.
Furman took a 7-0 lead on Tersoo Uhaa's first of two 1-yard touchdown runs with 10:56 remaining in the first quarter.
Delaware tied the game on Johnathon Smith's 2-yard run with 5:55 remaining in the first, but the Paladins took a 20-7 lead into halftime on Uhaa's second touchdown and Thomas Twitty's 20-yard interception return.
Smith's second 2-yard run cut the lead to 20-14 with 4:39 left in the third quarter.
Schoenhoft went 22 of 39 for 246 yards passing and four interceptions for Delaware. Love finished with nine catches for 90 yards and Smith had 94 yards rushing on 22 carries.
The Red Raiders have gotten a big commitment in 6-foot-11, 355-pound offensive tackle recruit Trevor Roberson.
The quarterback might have been under the radar, but he's exactly the kind of player the Bulldogs wanted.
Former Oregon linebacker Fotu Leiato, who was dismissed from the team in May, was killed in a single-car accident Friday near Autzen Stadium.
Kyler Murray agreed to terms with the A's on Friday that will let him play quarterback at Oklahoma for one more season.
An undisclosed settlement has been reached in the case brought against the NCAA by the wife of a former Longhorns player from their 1969 team in which she claimed negligence and wrongful death stemming from the former defensive tackle's brain injuries.
Urban Meyer said Dwayne Haskins will be the starting quarterback heading into preseason camp but will compete with fellow sophomore Tate Martell.
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