October 22, 2012

Football Preview: Week 9 vs. Ferrum

Greensboro (4-3 Overall, 2-2 USA South)
vs.
Ferrum (5-2 Overall, 3-1 USA South)

Saturday, October 27 -- 1:00 p.m.
Greensboro, NC
Jamieson Stadium - Grimsley High School (natural grass)

Greensboro Pride
Head Coach: Bill Young (4-3 overall, 1st season; 4-3 at Greensboro, 1st season)
Formations: Offense: Multiple; Defense: Multiple
Stat Leaders:
RushingWarren Scott Jr. (87 for 452, 2 TD)
PassingRyan Throndset (145-250-12 for 1,835 yds, 12 TD)
ReceptionsDexter Russell Jr. (46 for 574 yds, 2 TD)
TacklesTravis Welch (63 TT)

2012 Schedule/Results
9/1 at Guilford W 14-13
9/8 at Bridgewater (VA) L 7-33
9/15 APPRENTICE SCHOOL W 20-13
9/29 at Methodist* W 34-33
10/6 MARYVILLE* L 6-41
10/13 AVERETT* (HC) W 18-16
10/20 at NC Wesleyan* L 23-45
10/27 FERRUM* 1 PM
11/3 at Christopher Newport* 7 PM
11/10 LAGRANGE* 1 PM

Ferrum Panthers
Head Coach: Dave Harper (12-5 overall, 2nd season; 12-5 at Ferrum, 2nd season)
Stat Leaders:
Rushing:  Tim Reynolds (118 for 642 yds, 11 TD)
Passing: Tim Reynolds (73-123-5, 1,163 yds, 7 TD)
Receptions: Derrick West (21 for 307 yds, 2 TD)
Tackles: Jatavious Adams (55 TT)

2012 Schedule/Results
9/1 EMORY & HENRY L 36-45
9/8 at Shenandoah W 14-7
9/15 SOUTHERN VIRGINIA W 20-7
9/29 at Averett* W 49-28
10/6 at Christopher Newport* L 31-38
10/13 NC WESLEYAN*
10/20 at Methodist* W 21-13
10/27 AT GREENSBORO* 1 PM
11/3 LAGRANGE* 1 PM
11/10 MARYVILLE* 1 PM

The Series: Ferrum leads 14-2

Last Season's Meeting: After hanging around in the first half against a strong Ferrum team, The Pride were unable to keep the game close in a 66-23 road defeat.  Greensboro was within 21-16 late in the first half and trailed 28-16 at the break before a second half surge helped the host Panthers pull away.  The Pride finished the game with with 221 yards of total offense, 132 through the air and 89 on the ground. The Panthers, meanwhile, racked up 601 total yards with 398 yards rushing and 203 yards passing.  The Greensboro defense forced two turnovers while the offense committed four mistakes of its own.

Game Notes: Greensboro is looking for its first win over Ferrum since 2009...Pride quarterback Ryan Throndset set season highs for pass attempts (52) and pass completions (29) against North Carolina Wesleyan...Throndset continues to lead the USA South with 262.1 passing yards per game...Greensboro ran a season high 88 plays against North Carolina Wesleyan...The Pride have held an advantage in time of possession in all but one game this season...Greensboro is 4-1 on the year when throwing for over 200 yards...The Pride defense forced seven turnovers in the loss to North Carolina Wesleyan...The Greensboro defense has recorded at least one sack in every game this season...Ferrum leads the conference in points per game (31.7) and total yards per game (394.0)...The Panthers also boast the top scoring defense in the USA South, allowing 24.7 points per game...The Ferrum defense is tied for a conference best 11 interceptions, while The Pride are tied for a conference leading 11 fumble recoveries...