Fifity Years Ago: Fred Dunlap’s First-Ever Win Comes In The Rivalry
"Lehigh has impressed me very much," Dunlap was quoted as saying in The Brown and White. "They're very warm people with a very healthy attitude in that they think very positively in competing with schools and teams in our league."
"Here you can easily get the team up for a big game, while at Cornell where you're dealing with bigger numbers and play the big school, the team is hurt by playing week after week of big games."
Nowhere, I think, was Mr. Dunlap's ability to grab the positive from a negative situation more on display than with the 1965 team.
Three times, against Cornell, Delaware and Bucknell, Lehigh would give up more than 40 points a game. Loss after loss mounted, going into the final weekend of the season and the game against their hated Rival to go.
But Mr. Dunlap always had a way of being positive in the middle of a gloomy 0-8 season. And on the final game of the season, it paid off with his first head coaching victory and being carried off on the shoulders of his players.
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