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Ferrum Wounds Pride 81-0 in Football

Zack Clifford
Zack Clifford

FERRUM, Va. -- Ferrum College's football team posted a near record scoring day with today's win over Greensboro College, posting an 81-0 non-conference whitewash.

Ferrum (2-1)
Greensboro (1-2)

Ferrum's previous scoring record during its NCAA Division III era was a 77-7 win over Methodist University in 1990. The most points scored in a single game was when Ferrum was a junior college, an 83-3 win over Baltimore Community College in 1974. This was Ferrum's fourth time in school history scoring 80 or more points.

The Panthers opened the scoring barrage against Greensboro at 5:28 of the first quarter on a 50-yard strike from Zack Clifford to Johnny White. Ferrum exploded with four touchdowns in the second quarter for a 36-0 halftime lead and the rout was on. Clifford would close the day with a new school record four passing touchdowns. The Panthers rolled up 629 yards in total offense to Greensboro's minus 11 yards, a new school record for total defense. Chase Deaton scored 15 points on two field goals (24 yards, 34 yards) and nine PATs.

NCAA Div. III - 1990: Ferrum 77, Methodist 7
                         1989: Ferrum 70, Apprentice 3
NJCAA - 1974: Ferrum 83, Baltimore CC 3
               1983: Ferrum 80, UNC-Wilmington (club) 0
               1967: Ferrum 80, Shenandoah 6
               1971: Ferrum 58, Central Piedmont 0
               1967: Ferrum 71, Potomac 14
               1977: Ferrum 56, Baltimore CC 0
               1983: Ferrum 51, Lees McRae 0

Ferrumn: Clifford 13-16 passing, 246 yds, 4 TD; Brian Mann 17 rushes, 91 yds, 2 TD; Nick Pearce 3 rec, 120 yds, TD; Johnny White 5 rec, 78 yds

"Certainly a score I didn't anticipate.  Our goal this week was to get back on schedule and play a complete game. Proud of how all of our players maintained a high level of execution throughout the game. Looking forward to getting back to work against a very talented Shenandoah University team this week." -- Head Coach Rob Grande

Grande's team will be back in action next Saturday, Sept. 29, at Shenandoah. The Old Dominion Athletic Conference game is scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. kickoff in Winchester, Virginia.