HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA-Hampden-Sydney and Randolph-Macon will square off this weekend in the 123rd edition of the oldest small school rivalry of the south, or simply known as, "The Game." If the two arch-rivals squaring off in the regular season finale wasn't enough, the two stand at first and second in the ODAC standings and will be playing for an ODAC Championship.
The Jackets enter the game at 7-2 overall and the Tigers at 4-4, but just one game separate the two in the conference standings. The Tigers last week defeated Washington & Lee 24-20 in Lexington, improving to 4-2, while the Yellow Jackets fell 28-23 to Ferrum to drop to 5-1 and keep the Tigers' championship hopes alive.
Hampden-Sydney currently holds a 60-51-11 advantage in the series that began in 1893, but it has been Randolph-Macon who has had the upper hand recently, winning the last four outings.
In addition to the ODAC Championship, the teams will also be playing for the Game Ball Trophy, given to the winning team to display for the entire year until the next meeting.