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Other games, 9/11/2004

Other games to follow today

In the Patriot League:
Lafayette at Georgetown. Last year, Georgetown surprised a Lafayette team and won, 17-10, in effect dashing the Leopards' hopes at any title run. Think anyone from Lafayette was circling this game on the calendar last January? This time, Lafayette is focused and prepared, and they roll. Lafayette 49, Georgetown 14.

Colgate at UMass. A rematch of the 1-AA playoffs from last year, but this time in Springfield, Mass, home of the Minutemen. With UMass' new coach, and the humiliation of last year's away playoff game STILL not quite behind them, Colgate picks up where they left off last year, and gets a key Patriot victory on the road. Colgate 24, UMass 21

San Diego at Holy Cross. Last years 47-46 OT thriller in San Diego is now brought to Holy Cross in this home-and-home. Trouble is, Holy Cross stuggled mightily against Duquesne last year, and there seems little reason to believe that they will get their offense on trac…

Something exciting here at Lehigh Football Nation; Press Reports on Lehigh/Villanova; PBS Special; Tailgating

Premiering duing Lehigh/Villanova
We have an exciting announcement for this weekend's game versus Villanova! I have set up Blogger.Com's version of Audioblogger on LehighFootballNation. During the game I will "call in" my blog postings, summarizing the game so far at that point. The plan is to call in the posts at the end of each quarter, with my observations.

Athough not a play-by-play, it will be a first-hand, audio account by yours truly. The postings are .MP3 files, playable on your computer.

So if you're unable to go to the game, tune in here to get in insider's scoop!

Press Clippings on Lehigh/Villanova
Much ink has been spilled this week over this marquee matchup of ranked Eastern 1-AA teams, set to start at Murray Goodman at 1PM tomorrow.

Morning Call:
Lehigh Still has a Long Way to Go
Graziani is just now getting his turn
Philadelphia Inquirer:
Wildcats' young offensive line could be a concern at Lehigh
Express-Times:
Early Showdown in Division…

Lehigh's Poll Numbers; Lehigh/Villanova Preview

If it's Wednesday...
that means it's time for Lehigh Football Nation's fearless preview of the Villanova game.

Up a spot in the national polls
In the only 2 national polls that were updated this week, Lehigh gained slightly. It seems like voters did not penalize the Mountain Hawks too badly for not blowing out Stony Brook as many fans had predicted. Whew!

Any Given Saturday: #19
The Sports Network: #22

Game notes available
The game notes are available for this Saturday's titanic clash at Murray Goodman.

Lehigh's Notes
Villanova's Notes

Lehigh Injury Report
Note: It is Lehigh Football Nation's policy to report injuries that are "questionable" and above.
TE Pete Morelli (questionable)
OT Tom Toth (questionable)
WR Greg Petrosky (questionable)
DB Brannan Thomas (doubtful)

Of the injuries, OT Tom Toth's could potentially be the most damaging. Behind him on the depth chart is freshman OT Jimmy Kehs, or possibly OT Rob Sandie could fill in.

Preview of Leh…

Are you ready for some drama?; Lehigh/Stony Brook Game Balls

Are you ready for some drama?
Lehigh Nation is experiencing some drama this week. The message boards are abuzz with concern about the offense (though, oddly, none gives the defense as much credit as they deserve IMO). The talk is, Keating, Conner, or Borda? all over again. Should a change be made? Or should Borda remain the starter?

First, the game summaries from the local news:
Morning Call (Allentown)
Lehigh Stumbles, but Stays Upright, in 25-2 Win
Express-Times (Easton)
Lehigh Defense Puts Clamps on Stony Brook
Lembo Sticks with Borda as QB
LehighSports.Com (Lehigh)
Lehigh's Defense Shines in Season Opener
Brown & White (Lehigh)
Hawks Stifle Stony Brook in Season Opener

Choice quotes:
"Lehigh's season opener against Stony Brook Saturday at Goodman Stadium was not televised. Count that as one of the positives on a day when many among the Mountain Hawk faithful needed to search for good things to say about a 25-2 win that was as uncomfortable as the late-summer humidity.

&q…