Fracas in Farmville
With the Virginia Tech-West Virginia and Virginia-Maryland border wars taking place this weekend, there's a significant in-state gridiron contest being overshadowed.
Saturday at noon, the #23-ranked Bridgewater College Eagles go on the road to take on the #22-ranked Hampden-Sydney Tigers in what amounts to the ODAC Championship game. The Harrisonburg Daily News-Record has a good preview of the latest installment in this 62-year old rivalry.
The rivalry, which has been traditionally lopsided in favor of the Tigers, has heated up with the rise of Bridgewater as one of DIII's elite in recent years. Chances are that the winner of Saturday's game will earn a trip to the NCAA playoffs, while the loser may very well be staying home in December.
Check out the excellent BridgewaterFootball.com site for more previews, game stats, rosters, history, and streaming audio.