MACON, Ga. -- Harris Roberts threw five touchdown passes to lead Furman to a 35-30 victory over Mercer on Saturday and clinched a share of the Southern Conference title.
Furman (6-4, 6-2 Southern Conference) has won six of its last seven games and shares the conference crown with East Tennessee State, which lost to Samford on Saturday, and Wofford. Based on the conference tiebreaker, Wofford claims the automatic bid to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
Roberts led a nine-play, 67-yard drive and capped it with his fifth touchdown pass, an 11-yard strike to Walker, and the Paladins led 35-30 with 6:52 remaining.
Mercer had the final possession and drove to the Paladin 42, but Adrian Hope sacked Riley and forced a fumble to end the game.
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