While Hurricane Matthew did not effect the outcome, Ferrum seemed to be in the eye of a storm most of the day. One thing to remember is that Huntingdon was ranked in the preseason, and rose to 15th in the nation before losing to North Carolina Wesleyan last week. That being said, from what I could see, Huntingdon owned the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball.
Harvey Taylor was under attack on most every play, and was sacked 5 times. Brian Mann definitely had a target on his jersey, but still gained 122 yards on 24 attempts, with one touchdown. For the season, Mann has 777 yards rushing through 5 games.
The Hawks are a solid team, and still in the running for the conference title. Speaking of the conference title, first place is solely owned at the moment by Maryville who defeated North Carolina Wesleyan today. The Scots come to Ferrum next week.
Not a lot to say about this game. Ferrum was outplayed by a very good team. This outcome was not really a surprise, but Ferrum has some definite bright spots in their lineup.
A quick look ahead to next week.
The Maryville Scots come to Adams Stadium next Saturday. They will come in with a 2-0 conference record, and a lot of momentum. Ferrum will be glad to get back home, but cannot let today's defeat affect them. The defeat that should affect Ferrum is the one they suffered against Maryville last year. Last years loss 70-37 represents the most points ever scored against a Ferrum team in the history of Ferrum football. Revenge is imperative. A win next week keeps Ferrum in the running for the conference title....a loss will make that very very difficult.