Blue Cooper presented challenges for Furman. Cooper is a senior wide receiver at Chattanooga, one of Furman's Southern Conference opponents. Last week, Furman beat Chattanooga 38-20, despite Cooper's 13 catches, 109 receiving yards and one touchdown.
Furman will be going far away from the Southern Conference when it plays Missouri at 1 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The Paladins, members of the Football Championship Subdivision, will take on the Tigers, members of the more competitive Football Bowl Subdivision.
"Blue Cooper's a great player," Furman coach Bobby Lamb said in the SC teleconference Tuesday. "Missouri's got about four Blue Coopers. That's the only problem. They spread the field extremely well. They play four wideouts most of the game. And sometimes all four wideouts will be on one side. They run a lot of very unusual sets, it's going to be a tremendous challenge."
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