On a beautiful day in Fayetteville, Ferrum held off a determined Methodist team and ran their record to 5-2, keeping them in a tie for first place with a 21-13 win.
Tim Reynolds passed for 94 yards on a 10 of 16 effort, and was the leading Panther rusher with 94 yards on 22 carries, with two touchdowns. Ferrum's defense gave up 295 passing yards and the only Monarch touchdown.
This was an important win for Ferrum as they will now, at least, be no worse than tied for first place in the conference, going into next week. Other conference results saw CNU defeat Averett, North Carolina Wesleyan defeat Greensboro, and LaGrange defeat Maryville. So as for the conference standings, Ferrum, CNU and LaGrange are tied for the conference lead, with LaGrange holding the edge with the win over CNU.
Next weeks schedule looks like this:
Ferrum @ Greensboro
CNU @ NCW
Methodist @ LaGrange
Maryville @ Averett
Ferrum and NCW have to win in order to really shake things up..Someone has to beat CNU and LaGrange before the end of the season.