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Know Your 2013 Opponents: Holy Cross

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Know Your 2013 Opponents: Holy Cross

Say this about Towson head football coach Rob Ambrose – he doesn’t mince words.

The Tigers nabbed the first FBS scalp of the 2013 season on Thursday, dominating UConn 33-18 so physically that it recalled James Madison’s 2010 bruising 21-16 victory over Virginia Tech.

Sill jacked after the UConn victory, he mentioned his next opponents – Holy Cross, Towson’s next trip after the trip to Rentschler field.  And inadvertently, he mentioned what he thought of last season’s Crusader squad.

“No matter how awesome the win, there’s already a mentality of ‘This was not the Super Bowl,'” Ambrose said to the Baltimore Sun.  “It doesn’t matter if we play Holy Cross or the Pittsburgh Steelers.  These guys will be ready because we need this game to get where we want to be.”

That might be exactly what the perception is of the Crusaders outside the halls of the Patriot League – a 2-9 team, the perceived polar opposite of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Yet Holy Cross was one of Lehigh’s toughest outs last season in Fitton field.  When they played Lehigh, they didn’t resemble a 2-9 team at all.

In 2013, will Lehigh face off against the Steelers, or a team that looks like a 2-9 team?
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