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Lehigh 24, Harvard 21, halftime

What looked like it could become a laugher for Lehigh has now become a game due to breakdowns in the secondary and a flukey trick play on an underthrown ball that worked to perfection for Harvard.

However, Lehigh's offense has to get a lot of credit here. They have moved the ball extremely well, not turned over the ball, and even punched in a 4th-and-goal against the best rushing "D" in Division I. The ball has been spread around, and we've also got some clutch running from Thompson, Pastore, and "Grandpa" Fay.

But, as coach Coen said to the TV crew, we "failed to put the hammer down". We gave up some easy plays in the secondary, on a 4th down conversion no less. To be fair, we are concentrating on containing Clifton Dawson (which has been a rousing success so far).

And as great as PR/WR Frank "Playmaker" Trovato is playing, we were totally fooled by a fake punt at the end of the half that indirectly led to their last 7 points. As well as we played, this looks poised to be a dogfight.

Second half: the key is defense. The playmakers are showing up on offense and special teams, but our defense still needs that guy who will take over the game and, as coach Coen said, "put the hammer down".

Should be a good second half.

(Note: Great shots of the Lehigh fans with the hardhats! Love that hat! It's the sort of thing I wish I'd thought of ten years ago.)

Go Lehigh!


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