Greenville, SC (SportsNetwork.com) - Furman announced a change in its 2015 football schedule on Thursday as it has replaced a game against Jacksonville State with a visit to Central Florida on Sept. 19.
The Paladins, who travel to Virginia Tech a week earlier, have two FBS opponents on their schedule for the first time since 2009.
"The opportunity to play Central Florida was something we were pleased to exercise from both a financial and visbility standpoint," Furman athletic director Gary Clark said.
Furman defeated Central Florida, 42-6, in Greenville in 1984 in the only football meeting between the two programs.
Furman was 3-9 overall and 2-5 in the Southern Conference under coach Bruce Fowler last season. UCF was 9-4 overall and earned a share of the American Athletic Conference title before falling to North Carolina State in the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl.
2015 FURMAN FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Sept. 5, Coastal Carolina
Sept. 12, at Virginia Tech
Sept. 19, at UCF
Sept. 26, VMI*
Oct. 3, South Carolina State
Oct. 10, at Chattanooga*
Oct. 24, The Citadel* (Homecoming)
Oct. 31, at Samford*
Nov. 7, at Western Carolina*
Nov. 14, Mercer*
Nov. 21, at Wofford*
* - Southern Conference game