Football Footnotes: Samford's Revenge of the Nerds

Re: Football Footnotes: Samford's Revenge of the Nerds

Postby FUBeAR » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:00 am

SU DOG wrote:FUBeAR, I don't think 3 former FU players in 1984 would stack up against the talent there in 1981. No disrespect for those good players, but they must have needed lots more help from the other Paladins because the Gators trounced them 35-7.
Nevertheless, I do like your contributions to these footnotes, and find them interesting.
Well, I didn’t mean they were going to play them 3 on 11, of course...but I’m pretty sure 2 All-Americans & a near-NFL Player up front would have been key contributors to a certain Lawyers’ victory...

Hate to steer this thread away from the great story of the Cumberland Lawyers @ Georgia Tech JV REVENGE (almost)game, but that FU @ UF game was no “trouncing.”

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Furman led early & only trailed 13-7 at half due to a pick 6. The Gator O failed to score a TD in the 1st half. Florida started to pull away a bit, scoring their 1st Offensive TD in the 3rd quarter to take a 21-7 lead into the 4th. With their great defense capable of shutting down almost all SEC Offenses, they saw little risk in doing everything possible to stretch out the final score, such as throwing deep balls about every play in the 4th quarter even after going up 3 scores AND with the clock running out...just so uninformed people would read the score and assume it was a “trouncing.” And 6 turnovers, including a pick 6, is pretty hard to overcome.

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Charlie Anderson rassels a Gator to the ground in 1981
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Re: Football Footnotes: Samford's Revenge of the Nerds

Postby 47bulldog » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:33 am

GREAT story, SU DOG.
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Re: Football Footnotes: Samford's Revenge of the Nerds

Postby Two Rings » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:40 pm

In relation to the U.A.B. vs. Samford game at Legion, here's a bit of trivia.
Who scored a touchdown in that game on a long post route?
Hint: he now holds a local political office.
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Re: Football Footnotes: Samford's Revenge of the Nerds

Postby SU DOG » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:26 pm

Tough one Two Rings, but still working on it.
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Re: Football Footnotes: Samford's Revenge of the Nerds

Postby Two Rings » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:17 pm

The pride of Columbus, MS. ol' # 22 Scott McBrayer. Who the q.b. was for that game escapes me.
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Re: Football Footnotes: Samford's Revenge of the Nerds

Postby Smurf » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:27 pm

Mel Hackbarth?
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Re: Football Footnotes: Samford's Revenge of the Nerds

Postby SU DOG » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:38 pm

Ben Wiggins? Two Rings please ck your PM.
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