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Lehigh 45, Georgetown 0, final

The Yuenglings (finally) taste good in the Valley tonight.

With Lafayette losing to Colgate as well, Lehigh and Lafayette are now playing for one game, and one game only: "The Rivalry". And Lehigh's finally got some positive momentum going to that big game three weeks from now with a resounding win.

Lehigh found an opponent where they could dominate the line of scrimmage, and the Mountain Hawks were finally able to demonstrate the type of team they can be. Junior RB Matt McGowan, finally back at 100%, got 128 yards rushing and 2 TDs. Equally as important, Lehigh averaged 5.3 yards per rush.

Senior QB Sedale Threatt didn't throw a pass rushing 4 times for 37 yards and a TD, and sophomore QB Chris Bokosky didn't have an overwhelming day either, going 5-for-12 - but, importantly, Bokosky got his first TD pass of his career on a nice grab by senior TE Joe Sutherland. Hard to pass any judgment on the "two-headed quarterback" approach since Lehigh was able to run at will against the overmatched Georgetown defense. And getting Bokosky valuable reps will pay dividends for next year.

The defense showed up to play. Lehigh got their first shutout since 2002, with senior LB Rashaun Gasaway leading the team with 7 tackles (including 4 solos). They let up only 9 first downs, 51 yards passing, and 97 yards rushing for a grand total of 148 total yards. It was a dominating performance.

Lehigh needed a big win, and got it. Colgate will pose a sterner test next week, but tonight we celebrate. The three-game losing streak is over, and finally things feel pointed in the right direction. Whomever is the quarterback, they will need to play better to beat the Raiders. But tonight, we celebrate something that has been too long in coming.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Why were there only 3 players at the coin toss? # 62 reese did not participate, but he was in the game
overall a whole different attitude today. Much much better.
Anonymous said…
This season can still be a winner--for the 10th straight year, which has never been accomplished at Lehigh before. That's something to strive for...not just the game on November 17. Colgate is still in the hunt for the PL title, so next week's game should certainly be a test--especially with the Raiders dismantling Lafayette today. A lot of football to be played yet, but today was definitely a great way to get recharged.

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