Archive For January 17, 2013
Lehigh went down to Bender Arena in DC and did something that they haven’t done since the 2006-2007 season, which is start Patriot League play 2-0, by beating American 63-57 in a total team win. American got out of the gate extremely well, hitting four early 3-point shots and building an early 14 point lead…
Lehigh opened up Patriot League play in style at Stabler this afternoon, taking Holy Cross out back to the woodshed and chopping them apart in a true team effort. Lehigh won their opener in impressive fashion, blowing out the Crusaders by 32 points, and putting up 79 without the talents of CJ McCollum. Playing in…
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Yes, it’s that time of year once again!
What has become an annual rite for Lehigh Football Nation readers is the yearly posting where I assemble all the known recruiting information for the incoming freshman football class.
For the last five years I’ve been competing with the legendary poster RichH to determine the incoming class.
Below the flip, get a sneak peek of Lehigh’s class of 2017 – and come back to this page often, as I’m going to be updating it frequently over the next few weeks until Lehigh officially announces their incoming class.
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Back in November, I released a tentative version of Lehigh’s 2013 football schedule, which included 11 games.
There’s nothing earth-shattering about that, either. Most seasons FCS football teams play 11 regular-season games.
But thanks to a quirk in the calendar next season, 2013 offers a rare opportunity for Lehigh: to play a 12th game.
For Lehigh or other schools in the Patriot League, is it a good idea to play a 12th game?
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Out of 128 seasons of Lehigh football, only ten teams have enjoyed ten victories or more, and the 2012 chapter of Lehigh football was one of those ten rare teams.
Most of the ten victories did not come easy, which, combined with the perception of a weak schedule, had to be the reason why Lehigh was the first 10 Division I-win school since the expansion of the playoffs to 20 teams to be denied a playoff bid.
That shouldn’t take away from the great accomplishment of this 2012 Mountain Hawk team, however.
There is plenty to celebrate from 2012, and plenty of good things to write about.
The cardiac 28-26 victory at sold-out Liberty, in front of nearly 20,000 intense fans, before the Flames would end up being Big South co-champions.
The heart-stopping wins against Fordham, Holy Cross and Georgetown, which all came down to the last play.
And, of course, falling behind 21-10 early to Lafayette in the 148th version of “The Rivalry”, before roaring to a 38-21 victory and shotting out the Leopards for three consecutive quarters.
For this last post of 2012, we celebrate the wins one more time, and unveil the Hawks of the 2012 season.
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