Emory & Henry at Shenandoah University
Where: Shentel Stadium, Winchester, Va.
Radio: WEHC 90.7 FM, Emory, Va.
Coming in: E&H (2-2, 1-0) defeated Washington & Lee 45-42 last week; Shenandoah (3-1, 1-0) defeated Randolph-Macon 51-38 on Sept. 28
What to watch for: Be prepared for another long afternoon of offensive fireworks.
Emory & Henry averages 217 yards rushing and 209 passing while clicking off 36 points per game. Quarterback Kevin Saxton has thrown for 691 yards without an interception. Freshman Brady Justice (Hurley, Va.) is the rushing leader with 330 yards.
Sophomore Matt Seals (Rogersville, Tenn.) tops all Old Dominion Athletic Conference kickers with 35 points, converting 6-of-8 field goal attempts. Sophomore punter Garrett Morgan (Mechanicsville, Va.) ranks second in the ODAC with 39 yards per punt and continues to wow fans and frustrate opponents with his moon ball shots.
E&H, Hampden-Sydney College (2-2) and Shenandoah are tied atop the ODAC standings with 1-0 records. The Wasps host H-SCS on Oct. 28.
Fifth-year SU coach Scott Yoder features one of the top NCAA Division III talents in third-year quarterback Hayden Bauserman.
A 6-3, 225-pound junior from Central High School in Woodstock, Va., Bauserman was named first-team All-ODAC last season after leading the league in passing yards, touchdowns and completion percentage. Last Thursday, Bauserman broke his own school records with 559 yards and six TDs passes in a 51-38 ODAC victory over Randolph-Macon.
Former E&H offensive coordinator Stan Hodgin now serves in the same role for SU. Former NFL standout Ben Taylor, a 2017 selection to the Virginia Tech Hall of Fame, is in his third season as a SU assistant.
Sophomore linebacker Bernie Hayes and sophomore free safety Nate Hill are leaders on the SU defense which allows 30 points and 443 yards per game.
The Wasps must slow an SU offense which churns out 45 ppg. E&H has won four of the past five meetings, but the Hornets earned a 36-33 victory last year in Emory as Bauserman was held to 190 yards passing.
Washington & Lee senior running back Walker Brand, who suffered a knee injury last week at E&H, has been ruled out for the season.