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November Surprise; Press go-round; Predictions of Other Games

November Surprise
There will be no in-game commentary for the game tomorrow, since I'm going to be in the press box for the Lehigh/Lafayette game. I'm going to be covering the game for, and there are rules concerning the dissemenation of the game directly from the press box.

As a public service, however, I'll list the places where you can catch the 140th meeting:
WFMZ channel 69 Allentown
Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh (DirecTV 627, DISH Network 448)
ESPN Radio 1230 and 1320,
On the Web: ($$ required).

Press go-round
Here's the big list of press around the web regarding Lehigh/Lafayette. You'll please forgive me if I don't cut-and-paste these - there are just too many:
Allentown Morning Call:
Lehigh's Stability Has Been Its Strength
For Lehigh, Results Trump Expectations
Easton Express-Times:
Hawks Looking to Settle Matters For Themselves
Lembo - Proven Winner
Veteran Players Make Issue of Loss in '02
Brown & White:
120 Years In the Making
Freshmen to Alumni Rally With LU Cheer
Leopards Observe 'Lafayette/Lehigh'

One final note: those crazy kids over at the Brown & White have made their own blog with exclusive access to Lehigh practice. Although a "blog" in name only, and not nearly as cool as what you're reading now, I must concede that it has some good information about the practices leading up to Lehigh/Lafayette, making it a worthwhile read.

Predictions of Other Games
Lastly, since I've got an early day, I'm going to (quickly) post my predictions of other games right now.

In the Patriot League:
Bucknell is too strong right now for a mid-major to take them. Bucknell 38, Duquesne 10.

Holy Cross/Georgetown. Go ahead, pick this game, I dare you. These teams are evenly matched and have more talent than you think. I think the Cursaders prevail in a close one. Holy Cross 21, Georgetown 20.

Colgate/Fordham. This will be a pride game for some Patriot League players who are true warriors. Evenly matched, I think Fordham has a slight edge at home. Fordham 24, Colgate 21.

In the Top 25:
The "other game" is no contest. Harvard 45, Yale 10.

New Hampshire/Maine. Maine pulls of the upset, but UNH still make the playoffs handily. Maine 31, UNH 27.

Villanova/Delaware. Unfortunately for Lehigh or Lafayette, I think Delaware manages to win this game at home. Delaware 21, Villanova 17.

James Madison/Towson. Are you kidding me? JMU 49, Towson 0.

Richmond/William & Mary. Another upset I'd like to happen that won't. W&M 42, Richmond 10.

South Carolina St./NC A&T. Soutch Carolina St. may just sneak into the field with a win, and I think they will. SC St. 42, NC A&T 21.

Montana St./Montana. Meaningless for the playoffs, a demoralized Bobcat team should get beat by a Grizzly team that is looking to make a statement. Montana 31, Montana St. 10.

Western Kentucky/Florida International. I-A Florida International will win this game as the Hilltoppers rest a little before finding out on Sunday who they play in the playoffs. FIU 35, WKU 21.

Texas St./Sam Houston St. The Bearkats take care of business and get that Southland bid wrapped up. SHS 45, Texas St. 14.

Northwestern St./Stephen F. Austin. Here's the upset that puts Wofford in an at-large spot. SFA 27, NW St. 21.

Cal Poly/Sacramento St. Here's another feeling I have for an upset. This upset puts South Carolina St. in the Field of 16. Sac St. 41, Cal Poly 34.

GO LEHIGH! I'll post late Saturday with some thoughts!


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