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We break down the Holy Cross game – and we give our fearless prediction below the flip.
If you look at the statistics, you might think that this game may be a barn-burner. In the Crusaders’ last three games, they’ve put up more than 30 points each time. Lehigh has eclipsed 30 point in their last two games as well.
If it does end up being a high-scoring affair, it may end up echoing a Holy Cross/Lehigh game that took place twenty-four years ago, and is considered by many to be the most exciting non-Lafayette-related football game ever played at Murray Goodman Stadium.
In 1991, Holy Cross was a Division I-AA powerhouse. Though Gordie Lockbaum had graduated much earlier, the Crusaders’ scholarship athletes kept Holy Cross’ 34 game winning streak over I-AA opponents alive. Lehigh, also ranked nationally, was the best chance for Holy Cross to be upset in many years.
Both had some of the top offenses in I-AA. And in front of 14,055 fans, both teams treated the fans in attendance to an incredible show.