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Lehigh 40, Fordham 3 final

I think it's safe to look ahead to Lafayette now, right?

A complete performance. Lafayette will look at this game film and say that Lehigh is playing their best football (when their starters are in). Threatt and Rath with big days on offense, along with great drives against a pretty good defense. 517 yards of total offense - what a great effort!

Our "D" may have played their best game of the year, completely manhandling an overmatched Fordham offense. DL Chris Zambrano is a surprising name this week. I don't have the stats, but I believe he has a couple of sacks and has been all over Fordham QBs all day. He's been the linchpin of a smothering defensive effort - 128 total yards only on the day! The defensive line has put immense pressure on Fordham, and was successful in spades. Nothing but gushing praise for the defense. Bode's fumble return for a TD on the last play of the gmae was just the icing on the cake for them.

A bit of kicking problems in the special teams game, with a missed extra point and a missed FG (and a blocked punt), so there's something to work on this week (and something for coach Lembo to be mad about this week, too). Against Lafayette, they could have been fatal mistakes.

Overall, I am extremely pleased going into the 141st Lehigh/Lafayette meeting. It "Bodes" well for a Patriot League title. Tune in tomorrow for more thoughts.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Like you said, when the starters were in they were awesome. But yet another game where they didn't play great for the full 60 minutes. Pete, and the rest of us, keep hoping for that and next week against that other school would be the perfect situation. On paper we should have no problem with Lafayette, but there are too many little breakdowns to make me feel overly confident.
Anonymous said…
It was a perfect half of football. However it seemed the offense lost some focusin the second half--penalties and turnovers that cannot occur next week. Perhaps the start was too easy leading the the letdown in the secnd. However te D was terrific the whole game. Zambano has to get a game ball--but the entire D front was great. Holding Prydatko to 33 yards was somethng.
Sedale on O looked very comfortable and had his best game of the year. Leo has to be tha man for any fg beyond 35-Musiek's trajectory is just too low whenever he tries to go long. tighter coverage on KO needed, too. Lafayette's return guy is very good. Can't give the Pards mid=field position like we gave he Rams
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fxrer said…
...... a 'bit' of kicking problems...???

Bring on Leo!!! We can't afford a missed xp or fg next Saturday!

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