The Panthers pack the bus, and take the shortest trip of the year as they travel to Danville to face the Cougars of Averett University. Clieve Adams will face his Alma mater for the first time, as both teams are looking to enhance, what has been to this point, a bleak season for each.
Averett has one win. They defeated Washington and Lee in the first game of the season..Ferrum is still seeking their first win.
On paper, this could be a very good game. Ferrum is scoring an average of 18.6 points per game, and Averett is scoring 19.8. The season high for Ferrum is 30 points against North Carolina Wesleyan, and the season high for Averett is also 30 points against North Carolina Wesleyan. Ironically, the score for each game against NC Wesleyan was 34-30.
Opponents are scoring an average of 33.1 points per game against Ferrum, while the Cougars are giving up 34.5 points per game. I look for Ferrum to go out today and put up a strong performance. It is hard to say how this one will go, but I look for Ferrum's offense to be more productive, and for the defense to get back to the form of the Christopher Newport game. The schedule is somewhat easier from this point forward, and I believe improvement, and success will be apparent in these last four games.
On paper, it should be a close game, but I look for the Ferrum offense to shine as Reynolds and Co. will hit their highest point total this season. I think the drought will be over as Ferrum will climb out of the USA South cellar.
In other games, here is how I see it:
Methodist @ N.C.Wesleyan
LaGrange @ Huntingdon
Greensboro @ Christopher Newport.
Looks like an even split between the home teams and the visitors this week. Maryville is open.