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Yellow Jackets Hand Ferrum 31-10 ODAC Football Loss

Sophomore QB Titus Jones made his first career start today.
Sophomore QB Titus Jones made his first career start today.


FERRUM, Virginia -- Ferrum College dropped an Old Dominion Athletic Conference football game at home to Randolph-Macon College, falling 31-10 this afternoon at W.B. Adams Stadium.

Randolph-Macon (3-1, 2-0 ODAC)
Ferrum (1-2, 0-1 ODAC)

Colin Brooker put Randolph-Macon on the scoreboard first when he nailed a 24-yard field goal at 7:54 of the first quarter. The Yellow Jackets recovered a fumble on the ensuing Ferrum drive at the Panthers' 16 yard line. Sam Turner hauled in a scoring strike from Presley Egbers on the next play to push the R-MC lead to 10-0.

Jordan Foster took a handoff and raced down the left side 45 yards for a score to open the second quarter to make it a 17-7 game. Ferrum's Brian Mann capped an 11-play, 77-yard drive with a seven-yard touchdown run at 8:41 of the second quarter to trim the lead to 17-7 at the break.

With 9:35 showing on the clock in the third quarter, a lightning delay caused both teams to head to their respective locker rooms just after 3:00 p.m. The break lasted two hours, with play resuming at 5:05 p.m. Foster scored his second rushing touchdown of the day, this time from two yards out, with 55 seconds remaining in the third quarter and the lead went to 23-7.

Brad Green, who had a new school record with four field goals a week ago, split the uprights from 34 yards out at 12:27 of the fourth quarter to trim the lead to 23-10, but that was all Ferrum would get. Egbers hit Trey Owens with a five-yard strike for the game's final score with 7:09 remaining.

Egbers was 15-22 passing for 175 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Tre Frederick had 77 yards rushing on 26 carries for the Yellow Jackets. Titus Jones was 8-21 passing for 87 yards and a score in his first career start. Mann had 84 yards on 23 carries for the Panthers. Billy Higgins had 18 tackles, nine solo and nine assisted tackles, including two for loss. Calvin Whitehead had 11 total tackles for the Yellow Jackets.

"Our team continues to play hard, but needs to improve in order to get the results we want. We need to focus on our preparation Monday through Friday. We will be ready for a good Washington & Lee team next Saturday." --Head Coach Rob Grande

Coach Rob Grande's team will hit the field again Saturday, Oct. 5, at Washington and Lee University. The ODAC game kicks off at 4:00 p.m. in Lexington, Virginia.