East Tennessee State rallies in Q4 to dominate Furman
GREENVILLE, SC – Tyler Riddell threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Malik Murray with nine seconds left to take East Tennessee State to a 17-13 victory over Furman on Saturday for the Buccaneers’ first win at Greenville since 1997.
The winning touchdown came on the 14th play of an 80-yard drive when Riddle found Murray in the middle of the end zone and gave the Buccaneers (7-1, 4-1 Southern Conference) their only lead of the game.
The Paladins (4-3, 2-2) led 6-3 at halftime on two field goals from Timmy Bleekrode and scored their only touchdown on the 20-yard pass from Jace Wilson to Ryan Miller early in the third quarter. The Buccaneers rallied behind Quay Holmes’ 2-yard run to complete an 11-play, 75-yard run at the end of the third quarter and Riddle’s pass to Murray.
Riddell finished 22 of 30 for 177 passing yards. Holmes finished with 112 rushing yards on 18 carries for the ETSU, ranked 14th in the FCS Coaches Poll.
Wilson was 15 of 26 for 227 yards and had an interception. Miller made eight caches for 139 yards.
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