Statistically, there are a few things that really caught my attention as I studied the numbers from today's game.
CNU had 12 more first downs than Ferrum, and had a decided advantage in time of possession. They had 20 more running plays than the Panthers, and out gained the Panthers in that department 241-208. They had three rushing touchdowns. In passing the ball, the Captains were 16 of 24 with 1 interception. They gained 223 yards passing and threw 4 touchdowns.
Ferrum had 4 rushing touchdowns on 33 rushing attempts. Through the air, Ferrum was 8 of 23 with 3 interceptions. Ferrum did not have a passing touchdown.
It seemed to be a fairly basic game plan for CNU. They ran fairly basic plays on the ground and through the air, and relied on the size and strength of their offensive line to open holes, and give the quarterback time to find an open receiver.
Ferrum put up 30 points, and this is nothing to sneeze at, but in the end, it was the CNU offense that seemed to be too much for the Panther defense, both on the ground and through the air.
It's disappointing I am sure that the playoffs are not in the cards, but things are on the way up, and Ferrum is moving in the right direction. Take care of business Saturday against Averett, and let's end this season on a high note.