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2014 Week 0 Viewing Guide and Fearless Predictions

I'd rather do this than prepare for Colgate
It's a strange feeling this Labor Day weekend, because it's both a full plate of college football yet an empty plate at the same time, since Lehigh is not playing.

But you can enjoy a lot of games, many of them free to stream over the internet, that have an awful lot to do with the Lehigh football season.

Because it's what we do here, we discovered that you, dear Lehigh football fan, can turn on your TV and computer at noon on Saturday, and watch non-stop FCS football action all the way to when you're either hitting the nightlife, or heading to bed, depending who you are.

One of these games even includes former Lehigh head football coach Pete Lembo, as you'll discover below with my broadcast information and two-sentence picks.


Saturday, August 30th

12:00 PM : Wagner at Georgetown 

Stream: CBS ULive Streaming $
Stats: Gametracker
No audio

Playing a hunch.  Wagner picked pretty low in the NEC preseason poll and the Hoyas at home make this a winnable game.

Hoyas 23, Seahawks 16.



1:00 PM: Delaware State at Monmouth

Stream: Neulion $
Stats: Live Stats
No audio

Monmouth, with all its returning talent, will have an easy tune-up at home versus perennial struggler Delaware State.

Jersey Hawks 31, Hornets 16



2:00 PM: Colgate at Ball State

Stream: ESPN3/Watch ESPN (free with many cable providers)
Stats: Live Stats
No Audio

Kudos to the Raiders and coach Dan Hunt for getting these types of games versus FBS teams like Ball State.  Unfortunately, though, they couldn't have picked a offensive head coach in Pete Lembo who knows Colgate better - after all, he was Lehigh's head coach.

Cardinal 56, Colgate 19



3:30 PM: James Madison at Maryland

TV: Big 10 Network (check your local listings)
Stream: BTN2GO (free with certain cable providers)
Stats: Live Stats
Live Audio: JMU (free)

If there's such a thing as must-see TV this week for Lehigh fans, it's this free look at the team they will be opening with at home next weekend.  And after reading SB Nation's laughingly ill-informed picks of this game, it makes my fearless prediction easier.

Dukes 28, Terps 17



6:00 PM: Holy Cross at Albany

Stream: ESPN3/Watch ESPN (free with many cable providers)
Stats: Live Stats
No Audio

One of the many interesting sophomore QBs in the Patriot League this season is QB Pete Pujals on the Crusaders.  Playing at Albany, who are still ramping up to the maximum number of football scholarships that the CAA allows, will provide a stern test in a nip-and-tuck game.

Great Danes 27, Crusaders 23



6:00 PM: VMI at Bucknell

Stream: Patriot League Network (free)
Stats: Live Stats
Live Audio: 107.3 audio via Bucknell's Site

This ain't your mothers' Bucknell Bison, as will be in painful evidence for game, but overmatched, VMI.

Bison 37, Keydets 14


6:00 PM: St. Francis (PA) at No. 12 Fordham

Stream: Patriot League Network (free)
Stats: Sidearm
Live Audio: StretchInternet (Fordham)

Contrary to popular belief - no, wait.  Popular belief is absolutely correct: the 12th ranked team in the nation will wallop the hapless Flash.

Rams 56, Red Flash 3



7:00 PM: No. 4 New Hampshire at Toledo

Stream: ESPN3/Watch ESPN (free with many cable providers)
Stats: Live Stats
Live Audio: StretchInternet (UNH)

UNH seems poised to be a great FCS team this season, so ordinarily they would be seen as having a terrific chance at an upset.  But Toledo is a threat to win the MAC this season and, as MACtion teams go, will be an upper-half, bowl sort of team.  Toledo wins, but doesn't blow them away.

Rockets 44, Wildcats 33


Other interesting games of note at TV/streaming information:

Friday, 7:30 PM
No. 13 Villanova at Syracuse (ESPN3/Watch ESPN)

Saturday, 8:30 AM
Penn State vs. UCF in Dublin, Ireland (ESPN2, ESPN3/Watch ESPN)

Saturday, 12:00 PM: 
Appalachian State at Michigan (ESPN2, ESPN3/Watch ESPN)
No. 1 North Dakota State at Iowa State (Fox Sports One, Fox Sports Go)
Ohio State vs. Navy in Baltimore, MD (CBS Sports Network, CBS ULive)
No. 15 Northern Iowa at Iowa (Big 10 Network, BTN2GO)
No. 21 Youngstown State at Illinois (Big 10 Network, BTN2GO)
Delaware at Pittsburgh (ESPN3/Watch ESPN)

Saturday, 3:30 PM:
No. 10 South Dakota State at Missouri (ESPNU, ESPN3/Watch ESPN)
No. 22 William and Mary at Georgia Tech (ESPNews, ESPN3/Watch ESPN)

Saturday, 6:00 PM:
Liberty at North Carolina  (ESPN3/Watch ESPN)
Norfolk State at No. 20 Maine (StretchInternet) (free)

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