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Hampden-Sydney Football Hosts Ferrum in ODAC Action on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Rhett Andersen
Rhett Andersen

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, Va. -- Hampden-Sydney College is hosting Ferrum College for an Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) football game on Saturday afternoon, November 9, at 1 p.m. on Fulton Field at Lewis C. Everett Stadium. The Tigers are 1-7 overall, 0-6 in the ODAC, while the visiting Panthers are 3-5 overall, 2-4 in the ODAC. It will be Senior Day for 12 special team members, and the game can be heard locally on WFLO Radio, 95.7 FM.


Hampden-Sydney (1-7, 0-6 ODAC)
vs. Ferrum (3-5, 2-4 ODAC) | Live Stats | Audio | Video | Game Notes (PDF)
Location: Fulton Field at Lewis C. Everett Stadium | Hampden-Sydney, Va.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019
Time: 1 p.m.
Radio: Cannon Watson (play-by-play), Rob Stanley, Scott Simms


The Series
H-SC and Ferrum are tied in the young series at 2-2. The Tigers won the first two games played between the two schools in 2011 (H, 38-14) and 2015 (A, 55-24), while the Panthers have won the last two games played in 2016 (N, 42-20) and 2018 (A, 32-19). The game last season at Ferrum was the first conference game between the two schools, after Ferrum became a full-member of the ODAC prior to the 2018-19 academic year.

Senior Day
Saturday is Senior Day for 12 of our very special Tigers who will be playing in their final game at Everett Stadium. These outstanding young men include left guard Mitch Barrick (Williamsburg), team captain and linebacker Griffin Davis (Charlottesville), defensive end Tyler Frink (Farmville), left tackle Andrew Grage (Virginia Beach), center Nate Higgins (Arden, N.C.), left guard Jarrett Moore (Prince Frederick, Md.), team captain and wide receiver Major Morgan (Onancock), quarterback Austin Murphy (Melfa), linebacker Tony Talbert (Charlottesville), defensive tackle Nick Turner (Rocky Mount), team captain and quarterback Clay Vick (Raleigh, N.C.), and H-Back Steve Witmer (Atlanta, Ga.).
 
Major Being Major
Senior WR and All-America candidate Major Morgan has 60 receptions for 717 yards (11.9) and one touchdown. He is tied for 14th in DIII receptions per game (7.5). Against Shenandoah (10/19), Morgan had a career-high 14 catches for 165 yards. The 14 receptions tie four others for the fifth-most in a game at H-SC. His career numbers now include 218 receptions (6.1) for 2,915 yards (13.4) and 26 touchdowns in 36 games. Morgan ranks fourth in career receiving yards, and is fifth in career receptions and career receiving touchdowns.
 
Andersen Continues to Shine
Junior PK Rhett Andersen kicked a school-record 49-yard field goal at Guilford (10/26). The 49-yard kick, longest in the ODAC this season, surpassed his own previous school record of 48 yards made earlier this season against Averett (9/7); he owns the two longest made field goals in the conference this fall. He is 15th in DIII field goal percentage (.818, 9-11), tied for 15th in field goals per game (1.13) and 50th in punting (38.1). Rhett's career numbers now include 14-18 (78%) field goals with the long of 49, and a perfect 49-49 on PATs.
 
Among the ODAC Leaders
Senior team captain and QB Clay Vick leads the ODAC in passing completions (162) and attempts (269), while fourth in yards (1,489) and yards per game (212.7). Major Morgan leads the ODAC in receptions (60) and receptions per game (7.5), while fifth in receiving yards (717) and receiving yards per game (89.6). As mentioned, Rhett Andersen has the two longest field goals in the ODAC this season (49, 48), and is tied for first in PAT percentage (1.000, 15-15), second in field goals (9), while fourth in kick scoring average (42, 5.2) and punting average (38.1). Senior team captain and LB Griffin Davis is second in the ODAC in tackles (75) and tackles per game (9.4). Junior LB Brendan Weinberg is third in tackles (68) and tackles per game (8.5). Freshman CB Talen Smith is fifth in kick return average (19.1).
 
For the complete games notes via pdf, click on the link above.