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|JMU S Dean Marlowe (AP)|
We break down the James Madison game and we give our fearless prediction below the flip.
The Dukes have only met Lehigh twice in their history. One time was the “7th-and-goal” game in the I-AA playoffs.
The other was back in 1980, during one of the more stellar Engineer football seasons under head coach John Whitehead.
The Brown and White played a tough schedule, including Colgate, Army, and five teams that would, at one point, end up in the CAA: Delaware, Maine, Rhode Island, Northeastern, and, of course, JMU.
Lehigh went 9-0-2 that regular season, thanks to the efforts of WR Mark Yeager, one of the best wideouts in the small-college circuit. The ties came against Colgate and Army, which meant the Engineers would win the Lambert Cup with ease. They’d lose in the I-AA playoffs to Eastern Kentucky, coached by hall-of-famer Roy Kidd.
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When the Dukes come to Murray Goodman Stadium this September 6th, it won’t quite be a full decade since James Madison last came to Bethlehem.
But the occasion of that almost-decade-old meeting – the first round of the FCS playoffs in 2004 – is not easily forgotten by either side.
For fans of the Purple and Gold, it was the first step towards a memorable FCS National Championship run – all four wins coming on the road.
For fans of the Brown and White, however, the memory always goes back to those seven downs.
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