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Lehigh 46, G'Town 14, final

Just finished watching the replay on First of all, what a crowd! 13,000+ fans at the game is going to make a lot of people in the Lehigh athletic office extremely happy! It looked like a great gameday atmosphere - let me tell you, after spending the day at Hofstra, I can tell you I missed Goodman! A big hearty congratulations has to go out to all the fans that came to the game - if Lehigh is lucky enough to make the playoffs and get a home playoff game this year, every one of you can feel responsible.

Second of all, don't let the 46 points fool you, this win was a direct result to the Lehigh "D" standing up really tall when the game was still on the line. They gave up only 2 first downs when the starters were still in the game, and if you subtract the Lehigh fumble giving the Hoyas a 9-yard field to work with, they basically pitched a shutout. I'm very pleased with the defensive effort.

The "O" did come off to a slow start, but ultimately did get things done on the ground to the tune of 332 rushing yards (when was the last time that happened?) . Sophomore QB Sedale Threatt had an off-day throwing the ball, but did connect on a beautiful 43 yard pass to senior WR Kevin Zebluim that was real beauty to watch. Senior RB Eric Rath had another big day with over 100 all-purpose yards and yet another TD, and junior RB Marques Thompson also gained 126 all-purpose yards as well. Still, I definitely saw areas that needed improvement in the first half. Sedale looked like a sophomore with a lot of potential, but today he looked like a sophomore. Hopefully this game under his belt will help him over the last two weeks of the season.

Special teams came through. Coverage units looked outstanding, and how about that 44 yard FG by freshman P/K Jason Leo?

We're closer to getting to where we need to be. We're clearly not there yet, but we're closer.


Anonymous said…
Great Crowd but I find it pathetic that half the crowd left before the start of the 4th quarter just to pour a few more beers down their throats. I'll never understand that mindset.

Great defensive effort. But somebody might want to start teaching the d-backs how to knock the ball away instaed of trying to go for the crowd-pleasing interceptions all the time. It almost cost them again as the first hal was ending. Dumb, dumb, dumb.
Anonymous said…
People started leaving to avoid traffic, like people tend to do when the outcome of the game is assured. I think it's pathetic that you assumed they were leaving to drink!
Anonymous said…
Duh --- Did you pass through the parking lots Genius? More people sitting around tieing one on than there were at the game. Yeah, real football fans. Losers.
Anonymous said…
The Lehigh Athletic Office was completely unprepared for the size of the crowd. Areas not typically off-limits to General Admissions were suddenly unavailable. In addition, there was no communications at the ticket booth or signs indicating which areas were already sold. The result was a lot of problems, ill will, and confrontations between the loyal General Admission Tickets and the Johnny come lately once a year bandwagon fans. Then to top it off, these badwagoners left at halftime. Simply Pathetic!

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