Furman announced a two game series against Ohio Valley Conference member Tennessee Tech. The games will take place in 2021 and 2023.
Tennessee Tech will host the first game on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Furman will host the return game on Saturday, September 2, 2023. The two teams met in 1975 and 1976 with the pair splitting the games. Tennessee Tech won the 1975 game while Furman won the 1976 contest.
Furman is coming off an 8-5 season in which the Paladins finished second the Southern Conference and played in the FCS Playoffs. They were trounced by Austin Peay in the First Round 42-6. It was the second playoff appearance in three seasons for the Paladins. They start the 2020 season with a conference home game against Wofford.
Tennessee Tech finished 6-6 overall in 2019 with a 3-5 record in the OVC. It was a vast improvement over the 2018 squad, which went 1-10 overall and 1-7 in the OVC. The Golden Eagles will start the 2020 season with a different SoCon opponent in Samford. Tennessee Tech will play at Samford, Thursday, September 3.