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Lehigh 13, Albany 11

A weird-as-all-get-out score at half, as Lehigh narrowly averts a disasterous first half.

Down 11-7 and under two minutes to play, Threatt decided to play pitch-and-catch to senior WR Lee Thomas, who -- basically -- took over on the drive and caught a nice streak down the right side for a big gainer, and got free down the middle for a nice TD.

Under two minutes, Lehigh's offense did not go to sleep - they effeciently went down the field and got the job done. Unfortunately, it was the only time during the game that the offense was effective at all. Seeing 3rd-and-5 over and over in the early going, fumbles and broken plays were happening way too often. But you feel the composure returning at the end of the half.

Defensively, at first Lehigh got the freaky TD by Greene and have for the most part held fast inside the 20, but the bigger Albany line has been pushing the Lehigh "D" line around, especially in the second quarter. The offense's lack of production, though, could be the culprit here.

Special teams need work, no question. Kicks out of bounds, the muffed extra-point (hopefully that won't come back to haunt us), the high snaps, the poor position after the kickoffs - these need to be fixed up.

I must say that I see the rust coming off. I'll be looking for a crisper second half for Lehigh. I sense that it's getting better, not worse.


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