OK. I do sort-of understand. It's a noon start, and it's pretty far away. You're still somewhat in a Halloween-candy coma, and heck, is today fall back, turn-the-clock-back an hour, or is that on Sunday?
So you can't head out. So how do you catch the game?
Never fear. LFN's here.
Kickoff time at Christy Matthewson Stadium in Lewisburg, PA, is Noon.
Internet: Patriot League Network
Radio: ESPN Lehigh Valley 1160, 1230 and 1320, Audio Link here
This week, Doug Birdsong and Kevin Herr are the broadcast team, the hometown Bucknell broadcast.
A more Lehigh-centric audio can be procured if listen to the game on the radio while you watch. 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, Steve Lomangino and Matt Markus are the radio crew.
As you may have heard, there are other college football games across the country. A page with the broadcast teams and streaming links for every Division I college football game is here.
Weekly Game Previews
With just three games left, @LehighFootball is in the mix for a Patriot League championship. Bucknell preview: https://t.co/81NXaP01mV— WFMZ-TV 69 Sports (@69Sports) November 1, 2017
Lehigh 35, Bucknell 17: LFN's Game Breakdown and Fearless Prediction
Lehigh 31, Bucknell 21: Keith Groller, The Morning Call
Bucknell 37 Lehigh 27: The FCS Wedge
LFN Lehigh At Bucknell Game Preview: Injuries Force Youth Movement During Possible Championship Run
Lehigh's depth chart will have on it eight freshmen, including four (WR Jorge Portorreal, OL Jackson Evans, C Chris Fournier, and ROV Divine Buckrham) who are starting. Additionally, five sophomores will be starting, including one, sophomore CB Marquis Wilson, who has only started one other football game.
The 2017 season will be remembered not-so-fondly for the number of terrible, season-ending injuries that have freakishly occurred. And to close out the regular season, it is the next men up, a huge number of them underclassmen, that will determine the ultimate fate of this football team.
The Morning Call: Despite another disappointing loss, Lehigh still controls its own destiny entering Saturday's game at Bucknell
Senior TE Mike Baur, a Wyoming Valley West product who will start in place of senior TE Drew Paulsen on Saturday, said the team has remained upbeat.
“I am ready to step up and there are a lot of younger guys ready to do the same,” Baur said. “We have some big shoes to fill, but we’re going to be ready for it. From this point forward, we look at every game as a playoff game. We’re not thinking about a Patriot League championship, we’re not thinking about Lafayette. We’re only thinking about Bucknell.
“Even though we’re 2-6, we still have the goals we set in the beginning still in front of us. We’re excited for the challenge.”
“We have the mindset that if Brad even needs to move or gets touched, we’re doing something wrong,” senior OL Tim O’Hara said. “We need to make sure he doesn’t get sacked. The more time Brad has to get the football down the field, the better chance we have to win.”
Bucknell defensive lineman Abdullah Anderson will be of concern to the offensive line as he has compiled 13 career sacks and is a three-time All-Patriot League honoree. Bucknell has built a reputation for its defensive prowess.
“Bucknell has a very good defense,” senior OL Brandon Short said. “They are probably one of the best we’ll play all year, starting with Abdullah, their defensive tackle who is very big and physical.”
Weekly Player Highlights
Understanding The Big Picture: Lehigh OL Tim O'Hara
Senior offensive lineman Tim O'Hara got some advice from his father that will always stick with him.
"My dad would say there's a difference between working and having a job. When you work, you're physically doing something, but when you have a job, you really enjoy what you're doing and you're enthusiastic about it."
Enthusiasm is a word that describes Tim O'Hara - the athlete, student and overall person. O'Hara finds a way to enjoy everything he does, even when it may be difficult.
"I don't think there's a single offensive lineman who enjoys individual periods in practice, but it's a necessary part of what we do and it's a time to get better," he said. "Putting that energy and effort in will make you better in what you truly enjoy - pass blocking, run blocking and moving around hitting people.
He continued, "You have to allow the aspects that you enjoy to come through brighter than the aspects you don't enjoy."