In a game that saw a new school record established for most rushing yards in a game, the Ferrum football team posted a complete team effort win with a 44-20 pasting of LaGrange. Jermaine Pitts has held the record of 242 yards since 2006. Pitts, a former quarterback gained most of those yards in the triple option formation. Today, Ferrum freshman running back Brian Mann broke that single game rushing record accumulating 254 yards on 33 carries.
Beyond Mann's impressive day, quarterback Harvey Taylor had big numbers too. Taylor was 11 of 20 for 192 yards and 2 touchdowns. On the ground, Taylor ran for 44 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Perhaps one of the most impressive stats was the rushing defense for Ferrum who only gave up 54 yards, and no rushing touchdowns.
For LaGrange, quarterback Connor Blair was expected to shine, and he did. With 24 completions in 45 attempts, Blair threw for 339 yards and 3 touchdowns. Ferrum's use of the ground game to control the clock was another important factor. Ferrum employed the theory of they cannot score if they don't have the ball, winning the time of possession battle 38:09 to 21:51.
This was a big win for the program. It may not make any difference in the conference race, but slowly and surely, the roar is being restored!
Ferrum returns home this coming week for homecoming against Methodist. Kickoff is 4 p.m.