Furman 31

(8-2, 5-1 Southern)

Wofford 24

(7-3, 4-3 Southern)

1:00 PM ET, November 13, 2004

Gibbs Stadium, Spartanburg, SC

1 2 3 4 T
FUR 7 0 10 1431
WOF 14 0 3 724

Top Performers

Passing: I. Martin IV (FUR) - 283 YDS

Rushing: B. Mays (FUR) - 18 CAR, 68 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Beavin (WOF) - 3 REC, 123 YDS

Furman 31, Wofford 24

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Jerome Felton's touchdown run with less than three minutes to go gave Furman a 31-24 win over Wofford on Saturday.

Felton scored two touchdowns on just four carries and Ingle Martin was 20-of-28 for 283 yards to move the Paladins (8-2, 5-1 Southern Conference) closer to a Division I-AA playoff bid.

If Furman beats Chattanooga next week, the Paladins will tie Georgia Southern for the league title but get the automatic playoff bid because they beat the Eagles.

Jeff Zolman completed nine of his 12 passes for Wofford (7-3, 4-3), throwing for a career-high 169 yards. He also was the Terriers leading rusher with 63 yards on 16 carries.

The Terriers remain in the playoff hunt, but must beat VMI next week for any chance at an at-large bid.

Zolman's two touchdown runs gave Wofford a 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.

But Furman climbed back into it, taking a 24-17 lead on Felton's first touchdown halfway through the fourth quarter.

The Terriers quickly tied it on a three-play drive that included a a 73-yard pass to Matt Beavin.

Wofford's Jason Leventis would then recover a fumble on the Furman 28, but Zolman's pass to Aaron Johnson on fourth-and-2 went over his head at the goal line.

The Paladins then drove 80 yards in five plays for the winning score. The big blow came on a 62-yard pass to Isaac West on a third-and-8. West had six catches for 132 yards.