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  • #2547

    TheFan
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    Lehigh – 31
    Colgate – 7
    halftime

    Now, this is what I am talking about

    One of the better halfs put together by a football team that I have seen in a while

    #2550
    RichH
    RichH
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    44-14 WOW. Sullivan out certainly hurt Gate but we decimated their D all day. Sullivan would not have helped much except to make score closer. Lum was excellent. as was OL finally good running attack and gave up no sacks.
    I will enjoy this one all week.

    #2551

    Historian
    Participant

    There must have been a time machine at Goodman today — Air Lehigh returned from the past.

    The Colgate pass defense, which lead the PL going into the game, was shredded. The WRs regularly got separation and were hit in stride by Lum, who had all day to pass.

    #2552
    van
    van
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    Game ball to the O line, they were outstanding! :mrgreen:

    Lum looks very comfortable and the team seems to believe they will win, big turn around from the past 3 years.

    D was sharp as they have been all year.

    Back up QB from Colgate handled himself well, doubt that Sullivan would have made a significant difference.

    #2553

    TheFan
    Participant

    Andy Coen for President!

    #2554

    Lehigh74
    Participant

    I thought this was the best game Lehigh has played in years. Lum is becoming a big time quarterback and Spadola is a real difference maker.

    #2557
    sundayamqb
    sundayamqb
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    Great game-calling by LU offense, particularly in first and second quarters! Totally different than in recent years. Players executed, as Lum noted after the game, consistently well. But Cecchini won the chess match big time! Colgate seemed fooled at every turn. No playing conservative after getting up two or three TDs. LU went for the jugular. Back to Air Lehigh …

    #2559

    JJH
    Participant

    I thought the key play came on Colgate’s first possession. With 4th and inches they went for it deep in their own territory and made it. Fine. Then they tried it again on the next series of downs and failed on 4th and a yard. After that, it was all Lehigh, with fans chanting Go for it! every time Colgate had a fourth down.
    Agreed that attendance was anemic on a day which was only a tad chilly, but otherwise perfect for football. JJH

    #2571
    sundayamqb
    sundayamqb
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    JJH, others:

    The team is playing well this year.

    To what do you attribute the lack of attendance on such a fine day (or any of the other dates)?

    #2575

    analyst
    Participant

    Why the Lack of Attendance?

    The low turnout is resulting from the last five or six years of subpar performance by the team combined with the uninspiring and boring play calling. It is one thing to go a game and have your team lose but it is quite another to go and see a keystone cops exhibition with many mistakes leading to numerous losses. Eventually, poor seasons turn off the support base as the tradition and excitement deteriorate. True blue fans will continue to attend along with family members of the team and those who have nothing else to do that day, but many will find less frustrating ways to spend a Saturday afternoon. LU used to draw about 12,000 per game and close to 15,000 for big games other than Lafayette. Times have changed, but could the attendance will be much better if the team can maintain form similar to the Colgate game on a sustained basis.
    The same holds for other major sports. If wrestling reemerges as a top EIWA contender and has a few stars each year, wrestling will remain very popular. If it were allowed to slide, the support and attendace will drop despite that fact that wrestling has such incredible tradtion at Lehigh.
    Note note how basketball is drawing crowds vs. the what it was like in past years.

    #2576

    lu90
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    One of, if not the best played game in the Coen Era.

    You would think it is a given but the coaching staff should be stressing the importance of not dwelling on this win too much going forward. Holy Cross is tough, Georgetown is playing better this year and Lafayette will always be up for a game against Lehigh. Still need to win all 3 for a playoff spot.

    Assuming 3 more wins and after watching the last 6 quarters of Lehigh Football, a win in the first round is not as much of a stretch for Lehigh as it seemed a month ago.

    #2577

    Bill
    Participant

    I was at the Colgate game, and saw the crowd.

    I had not been at a game since 2005, and I was shocked to see the lack of students. I realize that I winning product draws a bigger crowd, but in my opinion the students, and their friends, are the big thing missing at Goodman. Tailgating used to be an event at Goodman, and now it appears to be very restrictive (alcohol policies, etc.). Although I am not a fan of falling down drunk students at the games, it was great to see the extra 2-3,000 people roll in by the middle of first quarter. Now, it seems as if some students tailgate (not many, though) and then simply leave.
    Was it really that bad to have the less restrictive policies? Were there that many DUI’s? Kids passing out? Old timers upset? My vantage point has changed with time, but I prefer the big part atmosphere that used to dominate a home football gameday!

    #2578

    colorless-raider
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    It is probably a plot by the academics/administrations to stamp out that crude violent game of football. It is prevelent around the league and it is sad. Kids are hooked on videos and the big time games on tv. :(

    #2579

    TheFan
    Participant

    As has been predicted by The Fan since the beginning of the Lehigh winning streak, Lehigh will go unbeaten through the second round of the playoffs

    regards,

    The Fan

    (note: what didn’t work out too well was the attendance prediction of over 9,000 fans at the Colgate game by The Fan)

    #2584
    ngineer
    ngineer
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    "analyst" wrote: Why the Lack of Attendance?

    The low turnout is resulting from the last five or six years of subpar performance by the team combined with the uninspiring and boring play calling. It is one thing to go a game and have your team lose but it is quite another to go and see a keystone cops exhibition with many mistakes leading to numerous losses. Eventually, poor seasons turn off the support base as the tradition and excitement deteriorate. True blue fans will continue to attend along with family members of the team and those who have nothing else to do that day, but many will find less frustrating ways to spend a Saturday afternoon. LU used to draw about 12,000 per game and close to 15,000 for big games other than Lafayette. Times have changed, but could the attendance will be much better if the team can maintain form similar to the Colgate game on a sustained basis.
    The same holds for other major sports. If wrestling reemerges as a top EIWA contender and has a few stars each year, wrestling will remain very popular. If it were allowed to slide, the support and attendace will drop despite that fact that wrestling has such incredible tradtion at Lehigh.
    Note note how basketball is drawing crowds vs. the what it was like in past years.

    Basketball ‘s attendance has been horrific! Barely 1,000 for most games and very few students…for a championship season. Nothing at all like the crowds in the late 1980’s when Queenan and Polaha played. There has been a cultural shift. The majority of students don’t give a rip anymore.

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