To sit back and think that this is the last time Ferrum will face CNU as a conference opponent, brings me great relief....This will be the 14th meeting, and currently, the Captains lead the series with a 12-1 record. Ferrum's lone win came in 2003, as CNU made it's first trip to Ferrum. A missed field goal by the Captains kicker to win the game, gave Ferrum it's only win in the series.
For Ferrum to win tonight, it will take a defensive effort of excellence. CNU will mostly run the ball. They will run up the middle, much like Shenandoah did, and it will be up to the D line to plug that part of the game. The quarterback, Marcus Morrast is quite athletic, and can run and throw with the best of them. The secondary will have their hands full.
Ferrum will likely be able to move the ball, but the key to a win will be for the defense to stop one of the best teams, if not the best team in the conference. Tonight will be the toughest challenge of the season, but I think Ferrum can give them a game. The Captains are giving up a lot of points, and have show an inability to stop the option.....at least the Salisbury option. After coming off of an emotionally charged win last week, the possibility exists that they could take Ferrum too lightly, and find themselves behind in a game that everyone will expect them to win.
Ferrum cannot afford mistakes...penalties, or turnovers. CNU will not need any help. Look for the crowd to be loud, and for that damn ships horn to blow several times before this one is over. In the end, I think Ferrum will be out gunned, and fall to 0-4, but not without a challenge.
Averett @ NC Wesleyan
LaGrange @ Maryville
Greensboro @ Huntingdon
Looks like another good week for the home teams