#23 Tigers Try to Stay Perfect Against Ferrum
HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA-After two big victories to start the season, #23 Hampden-Sydney (2-0. 0-0) is preparing to face the Panthers of Ferrum College (0-1, 0-0) this Saturday at Everett Stadium on Family Weekend. After two weeks, the Tigers are leading all of Division III with 59.5 points-per-game.
Last week, Hampden-Sydney downed North Carolina Wesleyan 56-17 while racking up 552 yards of total offense.
Ferrum College is coming off of its bye week but took a 41-12 loss to Emory & Henry in its season opener.
Saturday marks the first time these two programs will meet on the gridiron. Ferrum was picked to finish third in the USA South this season - just behind North Carolina Weslyan - in the preseason coaches poll after a 4-6 season and a 4-3 conference mark in 2010.
This season, the Panthers are being led by 2010 USA South Offensive Player of the Year Marcus Mayo. In the Panthers' season opener against Emory & Henry, the senior quarterback threw for 183 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions while also rushing for a team-high 73 yards.
The Tiger attack is being led by senior quarterback Travis Lane (Richmond, VA/Mills Godwin) who was recently named the ODAC Player of the Week and earned a spot on the D3football.com and Beyond Sports Network Teams of the Week. Lane is working with a 77.4% completion mark with ten touchdowns to just one interception.
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