HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA-Expectations are high in 2014 for the reigning ODAC Champion Tigers, who advanced to the second round in the 2013 NCAA playoffs and have been ranked 21st in the nation heading into this season. The team will look to test those expectations right out of the gate in its 120th season of competition, with a clash on the road against 16th-ranked Wabash College in the first-ever meeting between the two programs on September 6.
Making this game even more special than the fact that its a meeting of two Top-25 teams, is the rich tradition of educating and developing young men. Hampden-Sydney and Wabash are two of just four all-male colleges remaining in the nation, and they will meet for the first time on the gridiron in the Gentlemen's Classic.
The two programs have combined to win 1,173 wins with 246 years of football history. Recently, each team has found great success, with the Tigers winning four ODAC Championships since 2007, and the Little Giants capturing five North Coast Conference titles since 2005. Wabash nearly took its sixth title since '05 last season, finishing the year 9-1 overall and 8-1 in conference.