On a day where Ferrum, wanted to make a statement, and get their season off on the right foot, Things, from what I see could not have gotten much worse for the Panthers. I was not in a position to watch the broadcast, but did follow the live stats, and it got ugly fast. There was a decided deficiency in Ferrum's pass defense as Emory and Henry threw for 331 yards. (29 for 35 0 int's). The Wasps also gained 132 yards on the ground. The fact that E&H would pass and pass often should not have been a surprise to anyone. Their quarterback was the best in the ODAC last year, and with Ferrum's secondary having so many new faces, the passing attack was a given.
While the defense could not find their legs, the offense seemed equally inept. On the day Ferrum only had 53 passing yards, and 126 yards on the ground. Trailing 42-0 at halftime, the outcome was decided early, and any hope of a comeback was dim to say the least.
One lap does not make the Daytona 500, nor does one game make a season, but It seems that there are some kinks that need to be worked out. I have the confidence that like the past two seasons, Ferrum will show a huge dose of improvement as they move to week two, and host Shenandoah next Saturday.