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Lehigh 37, VMI 6, final

Lehigh did what they had to do today, pouncing on VMI early to the tune of a 31-0 halftime lead and ultimately cruising to an easy 37-6 drubbing of the Keydets. Refreshingly, this game was over early after senior QB Sedale Threatt connected with junior TE Troy Healion for a 15 yard TD to make it 7-0, and it was all downhill from there. With Healion's 2 TDs, and junior WR Nick Johnson's two bombs, it's going to be awfully challenging figuring out an offensive player of the week. (What a pleasant problem to have.)

Not only was it great to see Lehigh return to their dominating ways at home (which I very much hope to be a trend), it was great to see the offense and defense get a good chance to click and continue to work things out. I get the feeling this team is getting stronger, and this is a morale-building win to bring the Mountain Hawks to 2-1.

Having said that, it's not like it was perfect - 10 penalties for 71 yards leaps to mind. There were some drives in the first half that didn't result in points that could have. Yet overall, the offense and defense really seemed to click, and coach Coen in the postgame press conference had nothing but good things to say about the defense and how they completely shut down VMI. William & Mary and James Madison of the CAA did let up more than 10 points to the Keydets in both of their games: out starters completely shut them out, and even our backups held them to 6 points.

The easy home win for Lehigh this September is now done. And it's not too late to alreayd look ahead to next week, when Harvard will offer a much sterner test. But tonight, the Yuenglings taste extra-sweet. Lehigh's 2-1, getting better each week, and have a home winning streak to defend next week. Life is good tonight.


Anonymous said…
What's up with Leo's punting on the run technique? A good time is gonna knock him on his butt one of these games. Is Coen actually encouraging this?
Anonymous said…
How can you fail to mention the 66 yard Donchez touchdown pass? He should probably get offensive player of the week with that and the HUGE personal foul hit when he caught the ball on his knees.
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