Why? THIS IS IT, FOLKS. This is one to catch in person.
Yeah, I know it's going to be cold. Yeah, I know that life is busy. But it's a home game, it's win, and stay alive for a Patriot League Championship. It's a big game; there's no doubt about it. You need to be there for big games. Future generations of your family are counting on you to say that "I was there on that freezing cold day at Murray Goodman".
So after that sales pitch, you still can't make it, and still want to know how to you catch the game?
Never fear. LFN's here.
TV: Check Local Listings
Internet: Patriot League Network or WatchStadium Twitter
Radio: ESPN Lehigh Valley 1160, 1230 and 1320, Audio Link here
The group that holds the TV and streaming broadcast rights of the game is a group called "Stadium". "Stadium" is what Campus Insiders used to be last year, and they now produce broadcasts of specific Patriot League football games during the year.
Matt Martucci, the brother of former Lehigh defensive end Nick Martucci, is on the call, along with Dave Owens providing analysis.
There are multiple ways to catch the broadcast.
Some areas have the game available via a web of local TV broadcast networks. A full list is here. Of interest to Lehigh fans, most notably the closest over-the-air broadcast of the came comes from channel WSWB 38-4 in Scranton/Wilkes Barre, which may also be available via your cable package. It's also available in Pittsburgh via WPNT 22-2.
Many other major cities also have an over-the-air broadcast of the game, notably Atlanta, GA, St. Louis, MO, Jacksonville, FL, Orlando, FL, Palm Beach, FL and Pensacola, FL. Check the full list above to see if it's available where you live.
If you are not watching the game on broadcast TV, you can still stream the game over the internet through a variety of ways:
- Via the Patriot League Network -- Link to the actual game here.
- Via Pluto.TV -- If you subscribe to this service on your Roku box, it's on Channel 207, or you can watch the stream at this link.
If you want to listen to the game on the radio, you can catch the Lehigh game feed online here, or you can listen on AM at three spots around the Lehigh Valley on the AM Dial: 1160, 1230 and 1320. Matt Kerr, Jim Guzzo, Mike Yadush and Tom Fallon are the radio crew.
As you may have heard, there are other college football games across the country. A full information broadcast pack on every single game is here, which includes every video link, every broadcast team, and every Division I college football game, including FBS games.
The only other game relevant to the Patriot League title chase is happening at the same time as Holy Cross/Lehigh: that's Colgate/Lafayette, and it kicks off at the same time as the Lehigh game. If you want to channel surf, the link to that game is here.
Other games of interest:
Rutgers at Penn State (Noon, Big 10 Network)
Duke at Army (Noon, CBS Sports Network)
SMU at Navy (3:30 PM, CBS Sports Network)
Georgia at Auburn (3:30 PM, CBS)
Notre Dame at Miami (8:00 PM, ABC)
Weekly Game Previews
The experts pick who they think will be winning this weekend:Holy Cross pays a visit to @LehighFootball in key @PatriotLeague showdown. Preview: https://t.co/tJ0YSX7gc7— WFMZ-TV 69 Sports (@69Sports) November 9, 2017
Lehigh 38, Holy Cross 35: LFN's Game Breakdown and Fearless Prediction
Lehigh 38, Holy Cross 34: Keith Groller, The Morning Call
Holy Cross 47 Lehigh 31: The FCS Wedge
LFN Holy Cross at Lehigh Game Preview: Two Rollercoaster Seasons Meet Head-On At Murray Goodman
Holy Cross' and Lehigh's paths to having fun playing football have been different, but two teams that appear to have reclaimed the fun to some degree will be facing off this weekend at Murray Goodman Stadium in an intriguing, important football game.
The 4-6 Crusaders have only one path to a Patriot League co-championship: beat 3-6 Lehigh this weekend, and hope 3-6 Lafayette and 5-4 Colgate lose at least one game the rest of the way.
But in Holy Cross' regular-season finale, it doesn't really feel like it's about the postseason - which would only happen in the unlikely event of Lehigh and Holy Cross finishing at 4-2, and Lafayette and Colgate finishing at 3-3 in league play.
For Lehigh, though, the Patriot League Championship and the opportunity to play in the FCS Playoffs is still very much in play. Beat Holy Cross, and beat Lafayette in the 153rd meeting of The Rivalry, and this Mountain Hawk team will have a ring fitting in their future and a football practice on Thanksgiving.
Morning Call: Cold weather, hot quarterback among Saturday's challenges
“Pujals is really good and they played very well at Fordham,” Coen said. “They’re 2-1 since they had a coaching change, and they look really good. They have very good wide receivers, little guys that run around, like they always do. It’s going to be a tough game for us, especially since we’re really young in the secondary. But we’ll have a good plan.”
“We’re playing our best football right now,” said Floyd, who is one of three freshman starters on defense for Lehigh along with defensive end Jack Kircher and rover Divine Buckrham.
“We’re flying around and we’re having fun on defense, which is a key component. We weren’t having fun before. Everybody was so tense, but now we’re more confident and believe in ourselves more and it’s showing with how we prepare through the week.”
Brown and White: Linebackers look to continue defensive turnaround in matchup with Holy Cross
“All we got to do is just keep winning, and we kind of control our own destiny, which is a great thing to be able to do,” linebacker coach Tyler Ward said. “We’re most successful when we keep things simple so that guys can get out there and just play fast, understand what their job is and not have to think too much.”
“As an underclassman, I didn’t think that I would have to be a vocal leader,” Woetzel said. “But as the season went on with injuries to other leaders on the team, Mark and I definitely stepped up through leading by example and stepping up and making plays and making the defense come together as one.”
Weekly Player Highlights
Worcester Telegram-Gazette: Peter Pujals a record-setting quarterback at Holy Cross
Holy Cross quarterback Peter Pujals will set the program records for games played and games started in the Crusaders’ regular-season finale Saturday at Lehigh.
Over the last five seasons, Pujals has played in 47 games, tied with Mike McCabe, and has made 45 career starts, tied with current Holy Cross offensive line coach Chris Smith.
“That’s pretty impressive,” HC interim head coach Brian Rock said. “Peter is a special guy.”
Pujals is also within 26 pass attempts of Dominic Randolph’s Holy Cross mark in that category.
Pujals made an impact with his feet in last week’s 42-20 win at Fordham to claim the annual Ram-Crusader Cup trophy.
He carried the ball 11 times for 82 yards to contribute to the Crusaders’ 354-yard rushing effort. It was HC’s most rushing yards in a game since amassing 419 at Central Connecticut on Sept. 14, 2013.
“I thought (Pujals’ rushing total) was a big deal,” Rock said. “I’m not about getting him whacked any more than he needs to, but they came out and played a whole bunch of man coverage to take away some of the things we do in the passing game. If you can add the quarterback to the (rushing) equation, it helps.”