Sunday, September 19, 2010

Article from RTD

Article from Friday's Richmond Times Dispatch

The statistic 36-0 hangs in the locker room at Hampden-Sydney (2-0). Why? Because the Tigers have been outscored 36-0 in the fourth quarter this season.
In their first game against Averett, the second string didn't perform as well as the starters. Hampden-Sydney held a 45-7 lead going into the fourth quarter and finished with a 45-30 win.

In the second game, against N.C. Wesleyan, however, H-SC almost lost its 21-6 lead but escaped with a 21-19 win...

"That last drive, I looked out there, I could see some guys were tired," coach Marty Favret said.

The defense was in on 92 snaps, Favret said. Though Favret gave the defense a grade of A, he gave the offense a D-. In his second game as QB, Travis Lane (Mills Godwin) was 20 for 37 with five interceptions.

"He got hit a little bit, made some bad decisions," Favret said. But he added, "We still like who we have in the pilot seat."

Tigers' offense hit with injuries

It hasn't helped Lane that so many of the starters around him have been hurt. Four starters are injured: TE Andy Bruckner (L.C. Bird), WR Chapin George (Douglas Freeman), WR Anthony Mancini (Benedictine) and T Tyler White (Atlee).
Bruckner, who was second-team all-ODAC last season, is the biggest loss of the four. He should be back this week, but Favret said he plans to limit Bruckner's playing time.

Favret said he hopes his injured starters will be back by Oct. 2, when H-SC starts conference play against Catholic.
"We're not in panic mode," Favret said.

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