GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Devin Wynn scored on a 1-yard run three seconds into the fourth quarter and Grayson Atkins set a Southern Conference record with his 15th straight field goal as Furman held off East Tennessee State 17-10 on Saturday.
The Paladins (3-2, 2-0), ranked 15th in the FCS coaches’ poll, used a nine-play, 80-yard drive to take a 7-0 first-quarter lead. Corey Watkins ran 30 yards on first down and Darren Grainger capped the drive with a 15-yard TD toss to Ryan DeLuca.
Grayson pushed Furman’s lead to 10-0 with his record-setting 28-yard field goal at 13:18 of the second quarter.
The Buccaneers (2-3, 0-2) pulled within 10-7 by halftime when Artevius Smith forced a Watkins fumble that was recovered by ETSU’s Jason Maduafokwa at the Furman 33-yard line. Quay Holmes’ 26-yard run set up a 6-yard scoring run by Cameron Lewis.
East Tennessee State tied the game at 10 on Tyler Keltner’s 34-yard field goal with 5:47 left in the third quarter.
Grainger jump-started the game-winning drive with a 40-yard pass to DeLuca, giving the Paladins a first down at the Buccaneers 11.
DeMarcus Clay ended ETSU’s final drive with an interception with 6:17 to go.