Sunday, July 20, 2014

Ferrum Junior College
1965 National Champions

In looking over some of Ferrum's statistics, I was really blown away when I started reading about the 1965 National Junior College Champion Panthers. To put it simply, that team was unbelievable.Some things that stand out are:

The team record was 10-0.
They won Ferrum's first National Championship.
Offense averaged 26 points per game
7 of their 10 games were shut outs.
Their largest margin of victory was 48 points.
Average margin of victory was 24.1 ppg
Defense only allowed 19 points....THE ENTIRE SEASON!
(That is worth repeating)
Defense only allowed 19 points....THE ENTIRE SEASON!
Average points scored against Ferrum was 1.9 ppg

Here are the season's results:

vs. Shenandoah  46-6

vs. Newport News Apprentice  44-0

vs.  Wesley 27-7

vs.  Potomac 14-0

vs.  Chowan  37-0

vs.  Gardner-Webb 6-0

vs.   Montgomery 15-0

vs.  Lees McRae 7-6

vs.  Univ. of Richmond (Freshman) 48-0

vs.  McCook (Nebraska) National Championship Game 16-0

Not only did this team win Ferrum's first National Championship, they set the standard for a program that would become known for it's defensive ability. Ferrum over the next 12 years would win three more national championships, and all of those teams would use their defensive prowess as a significant part of their success.

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