Sunday, October 10, 2010

A little extra Mayo leads Panthers to their first win.

While there are certain parts of the statistics that do not favor the Panthers, No one can dispute that Marcus Mayo's contributions to the game made it possible to bring home the first win of the season. Two passing touchdowns, two rushing touchdowns, and two punt returns for touchdowns kept Ferrum in the drivers seat, but Methodist was tenacious, and never gave up. Trailing 31-17 at the end of the third quarter, The Monarchs were able to score 14 points in the 4th quarter to tie the game. Ferrum looked to salt away the hard fought win with just :08 seconds left, but the would be winning Scott Puschell field goal was blocked, and we were on our way to overtime.

In the end, Ferrum had a long, but happy bus ride back, and has to prepare this week for another bus ride to North Carolina as they have Greensboro next on the schedule. They need to take some time to savor this win, but not lose sight of the upcoming game...another winnable game for them.

Points to Ponder

Time of Possession was won by Methodist by more than 11 minuets.
Rushing yards won by Ferrum  (+63 yards)
Passing yards won by Methodist  (227 yards more than the Panthers)
Punt return yards: Ferrum 3 returns for 165 yards and 2 touchdowns, Methodist 0 returns for 0 yards.

Each team had two passing touchdowns. Methodist QB had 46 pass attempts, completing 29 of them for an average per completion of 11.4 yards. This is way too much...enough for a first down on every completed pass.
Ferrum fumbled twice, losing both. One led to a Methodist field goal.
Ferrum sacked the Methodist Quarterback  3 times...Mayo was not sacked
Ferrum was 6 of 7 in Red Zone Chances!

After leading 24-3 in the second quarter, Ferrum was unable to hold the lead, This was similar to last years game as Ferrum had a 35-7 lead at the end of the third quarter, and held on to win 49-35. Although it was not as huge of a lead, Ferrum must figure a way to hold the lead they have. They have to get all of the pieces to fit, and work in sync. The win is huge, and keeps Ferrum in the hunt for a conference championship. While all games are must wins from this point on out, Ferrum needs to enjoy this one. It's only one win, but it's the first, and it's not the last!


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