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“After the halftime speech, this team pulled together and had the will to win this game. They overcame their mistakes. They got back down to it, and did what they needed to do to will this game into the win column. Players stepped up and made plays. Others shook off a rough first half and really stepped up in the second to show the nation what they are capable of doing.”
No, those aren’t the words of the Sunbury Daily Item sportswriters after Bucknell’s 17-14 win over Dartmouth this weekend.
This was a part of my “Sunday Word” after Lehigh, back in 2010, rallied from a three-score deficit to beat Harvard, 21-19 and – in retrospect, a sentiment shared by myself and head coach Andy Coen, for starters – kicked off the amazing success on the field that the Mountain Hawks have enjoyed ever since.
It’s too early to say yet if Bucknell’s win, where the Bison defense shut down the Big Green and allowed the Orange and Blue offense to score 17 unanswered points, will have a similar effect on the guys out in Lewisburg, PA.
But there’s some indications out in central PA that the Bison are starting to put things together.