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16 years is a long time to wait for Bucknell to get a league victory over Lehigh.
And on Saturday, the Bison took out 15 years of frustrations on a Lehigh team which was on the back foot from the opening kickoff and never really got back on the right foot.
There’s really no other way to describe it: it was a nightmare for the Brown and White.
Freshman RB C.J. Williams stampeded the Lehigh defense for 154 yards, and the Bison would rack up 309 total rushing yards, in a stunning 48-10 win over the Mountain Hawks.
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If there’s one word that describes Bucknell head coach Joe Susan, it’s “stoic”.
It’s not that he doesn’t have a sense of humor; he flashes it, at times, at media days and other interviews. But when it comes to talk of his football team, a stoicism takes over, a reflection of how he wants his team to be, how he wants his players to approach the game.
Going into the 2012 season, many media members saw Bucknell as a team that still needed a lot of work to compete for the Patriot League title, though I did not; I saw some real potential in Susan’s stoic leadership, a defense that was best in the league, a potential breakout year after a 6-5 season.
But the Bison struggled to a 3-8 record, reversing on offense, struggling to score despite their strong “D”. And while Susan has remained stoic, some of the frustration has started to peek through.
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