Ferrum will take to the road for the fourth time in the last five games to challenge the Averett Cougars. After having been predicted by D3football.com to win the USA South, and having led the conference for most of this season, Averett comes into this game having suffered its second loss of the season, and they have fallen out of first place in the conference.
Ferrum is not going into an easy game by any means. While Averett lost last week, they are still a strong team. Averett has proven to be the team to beat all season long. To me, the two games that they lost were unexpected, and they like all teams at this point in the season are probably dealing with injuries, but make no mistake this team is much like Christopher Newport in that they have size and speed. They have an excellent receiver in Jeremy Dixon who has 47 catches this year for 670 yards and four touchdowns, and judging by these numbers, they will not hesitate to throw the ball.
For Ferrum this needs to be another offensive display. I think it will be a high scoring, and it like last year may go into overtime. Ferrum will have to create turnovers, and produce points. Penalties need to be eliminated, and you MUST get pressure to their QB. If they throw successfully, it wil be a long day for the Panthers