October 18, 2010 at 10:17 pm #2487
Receives National Award
10/18/10: http://www.patriotleague.org/sports/m-f … 10aac.html
Let’s first get by Bucknell this weekend – a huge trap game – and then fill the stands to see this guy perform on Oct. 30th. It should be the game of the year and, hopefully, decide who goes on to the Championship round. Game planning has begun, I’m sure. Go luck, LU.October 19, 2010 at 2:51 am #2489
Key line from that last release:
"(Eachus) was one of four Patriot Leaguers honored by College Football Performance Awards, which hands out a national honor as well as an award at each position for both the FBS and FCS. Lehigh sophomore Ryan Spadola was one of three players to receive the Wide Receiver of the Week award for his 14-catch, 206-yard, two-touchdown effort in the Mountain Hawks’ 21-19 win at Harvard. Linebackers Chris DiMassa (Colgate) and Sean Rafferty (Bucknell) each garnered honorable mention status at their positions."
14 catches is not a bad day on the gridiron …October 20, 2010 at 2:47 am #2492
I’m reminded of that great game against Fordham back in 2003 at Goodman, when the Rams had a great back and went on the I-AA playoffs that year; but, we shut him down with only about 50 yards rushing or so, while Jermaine Pugh ripped off almost 200. The pre-game build up for that game is similar to the expectations of Eachus. Hopefully we can slow, if not shut, him down.October 20, 2010 at 2:11 pm #2494
Eachus’ individual rushing game stats:
Monmouth 30 for 145 W
Furman 28 for 134 L
Syracuse 35 for 157 L
Georgetown 44 for 220 W
Princeton 9 for 91 W
Cornell 25 for 292 W
Holy Cross TBD
Colgate’s two losses came in games when Eachus was "somewhat" held in check – if you call a sub-160 day holding a running back in check. Additionally, Noah Jackson – Eachus’s sidekick in the backfield – was nowhere to be seen in those two games, gaining less than 30 yards in each on the ground. What then can Lehigh hope to take from the Furman and Syracuse experiences? Not much when looking at FBS Syracuse. But, perhaps a lot when viewing the FCS 25th ranked Paladins of Furman. One, is have hope. In both losses, Colgate took to the road and played away from the friendly confines of Andy Kerr Stadium. Eachus and company will surely face a stoked-up Lehigh team and crowd a week from Saturday at Goodman Stadium. Two, is you can lose time of possession battles but still win the game if you can limit your opponent’s’ effectiveness on 3rd down conversions and red zone scoring chances as both Syracuse and Furman proved in their games against Colgate. The dreaded "bend don’t break" comes to mind – something we Lehigh fans know all too well. Of course, it would be helpful to tack on a few points of your own as both Syracuse and Furman managed to do. By all means, Coach Coen, order up those two game films and see how it was done. Stranger things have happened.
P.S. Don’t forget about Bucknell this Saturday.October 22, 2010 at 4:16 am #2498
Holding Eachus to 125 yards on 35 carries would be good, and I think our defense has been fairly good against the run this year; but I am concerned about the play-action pass that goes for the big gainer or game breaker. The secondary will be the key. Cannot afford mistakes and blown coverages as Sulllivan is a very good QB with mobility. I think we can score a fair number of points on the Raiders but would expect a tight game in the order of 27-24.
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