Friday, August 5, 2011

Marcus Mayo- A review of his 2010 season

In looking back at last season, Ferrum started off the season with an 0-4 record, losing to Emory and Henry, Southern Virginia, Bridgewater, and North Carolina Wesleyan. After that, the Panthers were able to bring their record back to 3-4 with wins over Methodist, Greensboro and Shenandoah. A loss to CNU, and a win over Averett left Ferrum with a 4-5 record with their final game at home against Maryville. Ferrum fell to the Scots 23-21, and finished the season 4-6.

Unquestionably, Ferrum's quarterback, Marcus Mayo was the offensive force that led the Panthers last season. Here is a look back at some of his 2010 numbers:

Passing- 80 of 148 for 1378 yards, and 14 touchdowns. Mayo never threw more than one interception in a game, and only had two games where he did not throw a touchdown pass.

Rushing- Mayo ran the ball 151 times, for 422 yards. He averaged 2.8 yards per carry, and scored 5 touchdowns. Mayo's longest run from scrimmage was 40 yards against Shenandoah.  His longest touchdown run was 14 yards against Christopher Newport.

Punt Returns- Mayo returned 25 punts for 455 yards and 3 touchdowns. He averaged 18.2 yards per return.

His best passing performance was  in a losing effort against Maryville when he went 8 of 13 for 222 yards and two touchdowns. His longest touchdown pass was a 59 yard completion to Justin Donnelly against North Carolina Wesleyan.

Marcus's overall best game of 2010 was against Methodist. This triple overtime thriller saw him run for two touchdowns, pass for two touchdowns, and return two punts for touchdowns.

An interesting fact was that on three different occasions, the Panther quarterback was held to negative rushing yards. These games were against Bridgewater, North Carolina Wesleyan, and Maryville...all losses. In the other three losses, Mayo ran for 131 yards against Emory and Henry, 73 yards against Christopher Newport, and only 29 yards against Southern Virginia University.

While the final won / loss record was a mere 4-6, Mayo had a great year. He set school records in pass attempts in a season (148), Pass completions in a season (80), and yards passing in a season (1378) He is also ranked second in touchdown passes in a season (14)

Mayo was named the Offensive Player of the Year in the USA South. Stay tuned for an even more exciting 2011.

(Photo courtesy of Tammi Armstrong)

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