Wondering how the Panthers and Cougars stack up? Here are some national rankings, as well as conference rankings:
Rushing Offense 152 d3, 6th conf. 75 d3, 2nd conf.
Passing Offense 197 d3, 6th conf. 147 d3, 4th conf.
Rushing Defense 211 d3, 7th conf. 62 d3, 2nd conf.
Passing Defense 101 d3, 6th conf. 145 d3, 7th conf.
Total Offense 213 d3, 8th conf. 121 d3, 1st conf.
Turnover Margin 27 d3, 1st conf. 161 d3, 7th conf.
Total Defense 188 d3, 7th conf. 77 d3, 3rd conf.
Passing Efficiency 179 d3, 6th conf. 55 d3, 1st conf.
Sacks Allowed 217 d3, 8th conf. 12 d3, 1st conf.
So what can be learned from these numbers? Well there are probabilities that could be drawn:
Ferrum should be able to move the ball on the ground with success. There is also reason to be optimistic about the Panthers passing game versus the Cougars.
In fact, based on most of these numbers, it would appear that Ferrum will command most phases of the game. There are things that could affect Ferrum's success. Home field advantage, and turnover margin are areas of concern, but overall, I would expect the Panthers to go to 3-1, and to do it convincingly.