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Player of the Week, Lehigh/Georgetown?

I'm away from the blog now, but if you want to nominate someone for Player of the Week vs. Georgetown, you can nominate them by adding a comment to this post.

[EDIT] It's a little late, but I did read all the comments and its senior FB/RB Adam Watson who gets LFN Player of the Week honors this week. When senior RB Matt McGowan went down with a bad ankle injury, Watson took over with 38 yards on seven tough carries, including five on Lehigh's final drive to ice the game for the Mountain Hawks. It's hard to underestimate the effect that a big injury has on the offensive gameplan, and Watson made sure that the gameplan never suffered.

Other honorees this week:

Reader's Choice: Senior FB/RB Adam Watson

Offense: Junior WR Brien Ruyak (6 catches, 86 yards, 1 TD, all career highs)

Defense: Junior LB Al Pierce (7 tackles, first play of second half was a 37 yard interception for a TD)

Special Teams: Sophomore WR Craig "Braveheart" Zurn (2 kickoff returns for 68 yards, including one of 42 yards)

Congratulations to all the winners!


Anonymous said…
J.B. Clark...coming off two disapointing losses, he regrouped and led the offense to victory throwing two TD's without his top target in uniform. Big game this week! Lets make a run boys.
fanoflu said…
Watson....came in for matt and did a great job...tough kid!
Go Lehigh TU Owl said…
Brien Ruyak! Stepped up in Yansane's absense. Caught 6 passes for 86 yards and a TD.
Anonymous said…
Adam Watson's speed and strength, along with his versatility as team player, helped keep the momentum going after McGowan left the game. Got 38 yards in 7 carries. Great job!
KBLU86 said…
Watson, and Campbell. Both stepped up when McGowan got injured, and kept the momentum of the offense going.
Anonymous said…
Clark and Ruyak. New connection!?
Anonymous said…
We dont throw the ball down the field so I would have to say it has to be both the O line and the recievers who make things happen after after the short throws.
ngineer said…
I go with Watson, with a slight edge over Ruyak. Watson's tough running kept the Georgetown defense honest in having to defend the run after McGowan left the game. Ruyak had a 'break out' game and showed good hands. Would have considered Clark, but he still didn't look at some wide open receivers and the interception should never have occured. Still, he didn't let these mistakes bother him and I give him credit for coming back strong.
Anonymous said…
Mr. Clark. No question
LU said…
Mr. Clark. No question
LU07 said…
I don't agree with Clark as best player for this game. He threw an interception and missed wide-open receivers. It wasn't Clark's best game, he performed much better with Colgate. For Georgetown it's definitely Watson who came through big-time, in a new position.
Anonymous said…
to the comment above. actually i spoke to clark after this game and he told me several times his receivers made the wrong route and he had no choice to throw it anywhere else. he may have not had the best game but his leadership carried this running game. his threat though the air forced the defense to drop more players out of the box making betting lanes for running. nothing bad about watson though because he had a solid game
Anonymous said…
i see you have no comment for me. goodnight

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