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Lehigh 50, Colgate 34, final

What a great win by Lehigh. Play of the game: Nelson's interception return for a TD. But there's a lot of heroes to go around. The "O" line impressed me a lot again this week, and I think I may be throwing them another game ball with their gutty performance.

Ultimately, the game came down to turnovers. 2 early turnovers led to 6 vital Lehigh points in the first half, and 2 TDs in the second half (if not 3 TDs) were the result of Colgate's turnovers. 20 points off of turnovers will be the difference in any game. Credit to the secondary to create huge turnovers to get us the "W".

Special teams were awesome. Forget Musiek's extra point, he was awesome going 3-for-3 on FG. I also can'f forget the booming punts by Leo, and the Raiders were not able to make any hay on special teams. An outstanding performance.

Colgate's performance was very solid, to their immense credit. I was worried immensely about this game all week. I was also worried about this game as it was going on, and I was really concerned when Colgate went up 34-30 early in the 3rd. Colgate is a great team, and they deserve a huge amount of credit for a balanced offensive attack that gave us fits.

Something to think about. Lehigh has never scored 50 points in Hamilton. Ever. Lehigh has never won by 16 points in Hamilton. Ever. No "Curse of Engine 13" this year. The ghost train is roaring back to Lehigh with the cup in hand.

What a win! Look for the cup on my website soon!

Comments

Anonymous said…
According to the Colgate media guide, no one has EVER (in 115 years) scored 50 points in Hamilton
Anonymous said…
Well I had the 16 point margin correct 30-14, but I was amazed at the 50-34 score. Nice job setting up the finale at Goodman. Congratulations hawks! Better luck next year Colgate13, just kidding. Chuck I think you better not entertain the Colgate writing job after all, best to stick with a sure thing.

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