Not much to say after this one. Ferrum, while they had some bright spots, overall discovered the importance of scoring in the red zone, discovered the damage penalties can do, and discovered that the process to build a winner is a long road. One game is not indicative of an entire season. This team has talent, and is going through growing pains. This will take a while to get through.
You can expect things to go bad when you have 115 yards in penalties in the first half. To have the ball twice inside the two yard line, and to only come away with three points is another problem.
Mayo had a decent day, but he cannot do it all...although he almost can. I have to admit I was surprised. I really thought Ferrum would win this game. Possibly they took the Wasps too lightly. I do not have access to all of the statistics, but the Wasps had more passing yards, but Ferrum had more rushing yards. Another difference was starting field position, especially after kickoffs. This was huge as the Wasps were usually working with a short field.
At any rate, Ferrum can take some positives, but there are a lot more question marks than answers. It does not get any easier. Ferrum travels to Hampden Sydney on Sept. 17th. The Tigers defeated Averett today 63-9. So I think they need to review, refocus, and relax...its only one game, and its a non conference game.