Saturday's game will bring two similar teams together. Ferrum with a powerful ground game, and Emory and Henry with an All American running back in Caleb Jennings.
Ferrum with two capable quarterbacks in Mayo and Brubaker, and The Wasps countering with Drew Piscopo.
The defenses will have their hands full, and this may well be where the difference is. The defense that can stop the offense, create turnovers, and give their offense consistently good field position, will put their team in the best position to win. It should be a very good game, and I expect it to be close. Overtime is not out of the question. Like last year, it could come right down to the wire.
Keys to a Ferrum win:
Must control time of possession.- Keep Caleb Jennings off of the field
All special teams scoring opportunities must be capitalized on.
Turnovers and penalties cannot happen. This team is too good to give them anything.
Defensive secondary must have at least one interception. Piscopo will throw the ball.
Do not give them any room on punt/kickoff returns. Jennings does this also, and can burn you.
Get pressure on the QB for E&H. Their passing game will take what is given to them...do not give too much of a cushion.
This will be an offensive display, but it will be the defense that decides it.