A clash against the Southeastern Conference power Florida Gators highlights Furman’s 2011 football schedule, which was released today by director of athletics Gary Clark.
Furman will play Florida on Nov. 19 in Gainesville, Fla., in the first meeting between the two schools since 1990, when the 19th-ranked Gators recorded a 27-3 victory over the Paladins, ranked No. 1 in FCS (formerly I-AA) at the time.
Furman opens the campaign with road games against Coastal Carolina (Sept. 3) and versus The Citadel (Sept. 10) in the Southern Conference inaugural for both the Paladins and Bulldogs.
Following a Sept. 17 open date, the Paladins will kickoff their five-game season home slate against Presbyterian (Sept. 24) in a 1:00 p.m. game that will highlight Family Weekend. Other Paladin Stadium contests include Samford (Oct. 8), Wofford (Oct. 22), Appalachian State (Nov. 5), and Elon (Nov. 12).
Kickoff for the Wofford game, which will mark homecoming, is set for 2:00 p.m. All other kickoff times are to be determined.
The 2011 Paladins will be under the direction of Bruce Fowler, who was named Furman’s new head coach on Dec. 13.
2011 FURMAN FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Sept. 3 @ Coastal Carolina
Sept. 10 @ The Citadel*
Sept. 17 Open
Sept. 24 PRESBYTERIAN (Family Weekend), 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 1 @ Western Carolina*
Oct. 8 SAMFORD*
Oct. 15 @ Georgia Southern*
Oct. 22 WOFFORD* (Homecoming), 2:00 p.m.
Oct. 29 @ Chattanooga*
Nov. 5 APPALACHIAN STATE*
Nov. 12 ELON*
Nov. 19 @ Florida
* Southern Conference Game