Head coach Rob Sgarlata should be a trendy pick for coach of the year in the Patriot League.
In a year when Georgetown was picked last in the preseason poll, Georgetown instead is playing meaningful football games at Halloween, and have a golden opportunity to finish above .500.
And they have to be looking at the game versus Lehigh as a critical one to achieve that goal.
First, there's the matter of Fordham. While beating the preseason favorite Rams are high on the list of all Patriot League fans, the odds of them beating the other teams on their schedule, Holy Cross and Lehigh, are much greater.
There's also that tiny matter that Georgetown hasn't beaten Lehigh since 1925.
Lehigh also happens to hold the second-longest active winning streak of consecutive wins against the same opponent (14). The longest current streak is Penn over Columbia (18). It's no wonder that the Georgetown faithful might think that, with Lehigh having a down season last year, that this is the year that the streak is broken.