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CFB Week 5 Lehigh Fan Viewing Guide

It's that time of the week where I share with you your weekly Lehigh fan viewing guide for Week 5of the college football season.  Why go to website after website when all the information you need is right here?

This week's FCS Top 20 Clash at Murray Goodman will by broadcast on Service Electric 2 with Mike Zambelli, Mike Yadush and Al DiCarlo as the announcers.  For those not in the Lehigh Valley it will also be streamed for free on the Patriot League Network.

And I'll be listenting to the pregame on ESPN 1230 and 1320 of the Lehigh Valley, too, with Tom Fallon, Matt Kerr and Matt Markus.  That will also be live streamed here.

Saturday, September 28th:

12:00 AM EST, Fordham at St. Francis (PA)

Video Streaming At: NEC Front Row (free)

LFN Watch Level: Blue (Elevated)

Yes, it's at a tough time, considering it's on at the same time as The Big Game In The Lehigh Valley This Weekend.  However, the Replay function of NEC Front Row makes it the ideal for Saturday night or Sunday Morning viewing, especially for scouting the Rams one last time before the big clash in the Bronx.

12:30 PM EST, Monmouth At Columbia
Video Streaming at: Ivy League Digital Network ($$$)
LFN Watch Level: Baby Blue (Elevated)
Live Stats

2:00 PM EST, Princeton At Georgetown
Video Streaming at: Georgetown Athletics ($$$?)

LFN Watch Level: Battleship Grey (Elevated)
Live Stats

You won't be watching either of these game - unless The Big Game In The Lehigh Valley This Weekend is a blowout either way.  But the both pit former Lehigh opponents against future Lehigh opponents, making them a possible scouting games.

2:30 PM EST,  Eastern Kentucky At Eastern Illinois
Video Streaming: ESPN3 (free if your local cable provider provides it)
LFN Watch Level: Blue (Elevated)

There are better games on in this time slot - not to mention The Big Game In The Lehigh Valley This Weekend.  But the problem is those other games - North Dakota State vs. South Dakota State, and Eastern Washington at Sam Houston State - don't have live streaming that is free.  Only this game, with the ESPN3 streaming service, is.  (Another awesome game, Montana at Northern Arizona, is only available on ROOT sports with a dish - which means three huge FCS games in nationally-ranked battles don't have free online coverage.)

4:00 PM EST, Maine at Richmond
TV: Comcast Network Philadelphia
LFN Watch Level: Orange (DVR Alert)

This game is an interesting intersectional game with Eastern teams, to be sure.  But I can't escape disappointment that it's not Penn/Villanova, the local quasi-rivalry game between the two "Big 5" Rivals.  For years it was on Comcast Network Philly - you could count on it.  Now that it's Maine/Richmond, it feels like something is lost.

6:00 PM EST, Sacred Heart at Bucknell
Video Streaming at: Patriot League Network (free)

LFN Watch Level: Orange (Scouting Potential)

Is Sacred Heart really a good 4-0 team, the squad the beat Lafayette on a last-second field goal?  Does Bucknell have a chance to do damage in the Patriot League, despite getting spanked last weekend by Cornell?  Thanks to the Patriot League Network, we can find out!

7:00 PM EST, Holy Cross at Dartmouth
TV: Fox College Sports Central
Video Streaming at: Ivy League Digital Network ($$$)
LFN Watch Level: Orange (DVR Alert)
Thanks the the Ivy League, this goes from Blue to Orange on my Watch Level, and it allows me to DVR the game to watch at my leisure.  This game has become a heated rivalry between future Lehigh opponent Holy Cross and nearby Dartmouth, making it even more interesting.

7:00 PM EST,  James Madison at Delaware
TV: Comcast Sports Net Philly
Video Streaming: Blue Hens Network ($$$) 
LFN Watch Level: Blue-Orange (Elevated)

7:00 PM EST,  Brown at Harvard
TV: NBC Sports Network
Video Streaming: NBC Extra
LFN Watch Level: Blue-Orange (Elevated)

Pick your TV picture-in-picture to Holy Cross/Dartmouth - your choice, a battle of contenders in the CAA, or a battle of contenders to the Ivy League Championship.  Either way, it's a hoop and the harm for you, the college football nut.  Too bad I can't record 3 games at once!


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