2018 Furman Paladins football team

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2018 Furman Paladins football
Furman Paladins logo.svg
Conference Southern Conference
Ranking
STATS No. 25
FCS Coaches No. 21
2018 record 0–1 (0–0 SoCon)
Head coach Clay Hendrix (2nd season)
Offensive coordinator George Quarles (1st season)
Defensive coordinator Chadd Staggs (2nd season)
Home stadium Paladin Stadium
(Capacity: 16,000)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 8 Wofford   1 0         1 0  
Chattanooga   0 0         1 0  
East Tennessee State   0 0         1 0  
No. 9 Samford   0 0         1 0  
Western Carolina   0 0         1 0  
No. 25 Furman   0 0         0 1  
Mercer   0 0         0 1  
VMI   0 0         0 1  
The Citadel   0 1         0 1  
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

The 2018 Furman Paladins football team represents Furman University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They are led by second-year head coach Clay Hendrix and play their home games at Paladin Stadium. They are a member of the Southern Conference.

Previous season[edit]

The Paladins finished the 2017 season 8–5, 6–2 in SoCon play to finish in a tie for second place. They received an at-large bid to the FCS Playoffs where they defeated Elon in the first round before losing to Wofford in the second round.

Preseason[edit]

Preseason media poll[edit]

The SoCon released their preseason media poll on July 25, 2018, with the Paladins predicted to finish in second place.[1] The same day the coaches released their preseason poll with the Paladins predicted to finish in third place.[2]

Media poll
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Samford 204 (20)
2 Furman 174 (2)
3 Wofford 163 (1)
4 Mercer 133
5 Western Carolina 114
6 Chattanooga 88
7 The Citadel 83
8 East Tennessee State 53
9 VMI 23
Coaches poll
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Samford 63 (7)
2 Wofford 53 (1)
3 Furman 52 (1)
4 Western Carolina 39
5 Chattanooga 34
6 Mercer 32
7 The Citadel 28
8 East Tennessee State 15
9 VMI 8

Preseason All-SoCon Teams[edit]

The Paladins placed seven players on the preseason all-SoCon teams.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRank#SiteTVResultAttendance
September 112:20 p.m.at No. 2 (FBS) Clemson*No. 23ACC NetworkL 7–4880,048
September 86:00 p.m.at No. 15 Elon*No. 25
September 151:00 p.m.Colgate*WYCW
September 227:30 p.m.at East Tennessee StateESPN3
September 292:00 p.m.Western Carolina
  • Paladin Stadium
  • Greenville, SC
WYCW
October 131:00 p.m.Wofford
  • Paladin Stadium
  • Greenville, SC
WYCW
October 202:00 p.m.Samforddagger
  • Paladin Stadium
  • Greenville, SC
WYCW
October 272:00 p.m.at The CitadelESPN+
November 31:00 p.m.Chattanooga
  • Paladin Stadium
  • Greenville, SC
WYCW
November 101:30 p.m.at VMIESPN+
November 173:00 p.m.at MercerESPN+
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • #Rankings from STATS Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Game summaries[edit]

at Clemson[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 23 Paladins 0 0 0 7 7
No. 2 (FBS) Tigers 10 17 14 7 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–42–4 2012 CLEM, 41–7

at Elon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 25 Paladins 0
No. 15 Phoenix 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–7 2017 FCS Playoffs FUR, 28–27

Colgate[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Raiders 0
Paladins 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2017 FUR, 45–14

at East Tennessee State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Paladins 0
Buccaneers 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–7 2017 FUR, 56–35

Western Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Catamounts 0
Paladins 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
30–12–2 2017 FUR, 28–6

Wofford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Terriers 0
Paladins 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
52–32–7 2017 FCS Playoffs WOF, 28–10

Samford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0
Paladins 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–10 2017 SAM, 26–20

at The Citadel[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Paladins 0
Bulldogs 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
59–35–3 2017 FUR, 56–20

Chattanooga[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mocs 0
Paladins 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
27–19 2017 FUR, 41–17

at VMI[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Paladins 0
Keydets 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–9 2017 FUR, 42–10

at Mercer[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Paladins 0
Bears 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–6–2 2017 FUR, 28–21

Ranking movements[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final 
STATS FCS 23 25  
Coaches 21 21

References[edit]