On a defensive team that has anywhere from 5-7 freshmen on the field at the same time, Ferrum's defense has really turned things around this season. Currently, the Panthers D is rated as the # 2 team in the conference behind Maryville, and nationally, they rank 138th. This is up from a season low of 234th in the nation after week 3 (Shenandoah) After week 4 (NCW) they went to 224. After week 5 (CNU) they went to 213. Week 6 saw them climb to196 after the Maryville game. Week 7 they played Huntingdon, and they slipped to 203rd in the nation. In the two games since then, the defense has only given up a total of 33 points, and moved into 150th in week 8, and are currently 138th.
From 234th in the nation to 138th.....That does not sound all that impressive until you realize that there are only 242 d3 teams, and Ferrum was ranked 8th from the bottom a short while ago.
Excellent job defense! Keep up the good work.