GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Cedrick Gipson ran for 104 yards and a
touchdown on just nine carries as Furman earned the Southern
Conference's automatic playoff bid with a 51-31 win over
Chattanooga on Saturday.
The Paladins (9-2, 6-1 SoCon) ran for 342 yards, and Ingle
Martin was 7-of-11 for 137 yards and two scores as Furman averaged
better than eight yards a play.
Cedrick Stevens completed 21 of his 33 passes for 223 yards and
Emanuel Hassell caught 11 passes for 108 yards for the Mocs (2-9,
2-5 SoCon), who have lost 10 in-a-row to the Paladins.
Chattanooga took a 3-0 lead late in the first quarter. But
Furman would score 38 straight points over the next 30 minutes.
Roy Ravenell had six tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, and an
interception for the Paladins.
Furman shares the SoCon title with Georgia Southern, but gets
the automatic bid because they beat the Eagles. The Division I-AA
playoff pairings will be announced Sunday.
Furman now has 12 league titles, most in the 81-year history of