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Lehigh 42, Holy Cross 14

In between the celebration of my son's birthday and entertaining our Lehigh guests, I watched Lehigh manhandle their first league opponent of the year in 42-14 drubbing. (This game will definitely be in my 1-AA picks recap this weekend, as I predicted Lehigh would win 49-17.)

The Mountain Hawks were firing on all cylinders, offensively and defensively. 5 TDs for Borda? 8-for-8 to start the game? Are you kidding me? Adam Bergen had a monster day, with 7 receptions for more than 100 yards and 2 TDs. Who gets Patriot Legaue offensive player of the week, Borda or Bergen? That's the only question for Monday. And let's not forget Marques Thompson's scamper off a screen pass for the TD, and the pretty TD scamper by WR Gerran Walker to end the first half. These guys are getting game balls, guaranteed. The only blight on their record was the interception Borda threw (which I didn't see) returned for a Holy Cross TD.

Defensively, with 4 sacks, 2 interceptions, 161 total yards, and only one TD on a drive in the 2nd quarter - you have to love it.

A great way to start the league schedule. Lehigh Football Nation couldn't be happier. A few strings of penalties, and one turnover, are things to work on to fix. But you have to love the complete effort that Lehigh gave on both ends of the ball.

Is Lehigh really back? We'll have to see if we can keep it up against Yale next week.

Coming up tomorow: Game balls; Predictions; Lehigh/Yale Preview


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