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    RichH
    RichH
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    Newton listed as starter but not listed on 2deep?
    Shauder listed as starter ?

    #2450

    LU65
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    October 12, 2010

    Selected quotes attributable to Harvard’s Coach, Tim Murphy, during the Ivy Football Teleconference:

    Gordon and Chapple:
    Gina Gordon continues to be a tremendous asset and I am really happy with Colton Chapple. He’s progressed and is a very tough kid. We’ve got a lot of work to do. There are some things I’m not happy with – we had some mistakes, had some turnovers and had some penalties.

    On special teams:
    Our coaching staff has done a great job – we’ve improved as specialists and as a unit. Jacob Dombrowski kicked two inside the 5-yard line and I’m really happy with the punting unit overall.

    On the health of his program and if there are any updates for this week:
    No updates yet – we’ll know more on the QB situation probably tomorrow morning. But I’m excited about the play of Colton Chapple; we know we’ve lost some guys for the season but those are the challenges you face and we embrace the opportunity for other kids to step up and overcome those issues.

    About Harvard’s running game and how that has helped a young quarterback:
    The obvious thing is it gives us great balance and unpredictability. The combination has made us a better football team. Ironically, by losing some of the players we’ve had, it has made us a better football team because it has forced us to achieve some balance.

    (Looking ahead) this is a very good Lehigh team. Their two loses were to Villanova and New Hampshire… they’re very athletic, very physical. This will be a step up from the past two weeks.

    #2457

    lfnadmin
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    Harvard’s two-deep shows QB Colton Chapple as the starter over their star-crossed BCS QB, Andrew Hatch. A huge boost for Lehigh if he’s the starter – and their two star receivers are still out as well. I think Hatch’s absence makes this a winnable game for Lehigh.

    #2458

    LU65
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    Don’t be too quick to dispatch Chapple. The soph qb has led them to two straight victories, albeit doing it in a different fashion than Hatch- this time highlighting their running game. Over the past two weeks (wins of Cornell and Lafayette), the tailback combo of Gordon and Scales have combined for 457 yards on 52 carries good for 8.8 yard per rush. Chapple has passed only when needed and connected on 22 of 46 and 2 TDs. With wind and some left over rain in the forecast, I doubt Harvard will vary their approach much this weekend, that is: run until Lehigh can prove its able to stop them. On the other side of the ball, Harvard’s defense against the run has been good to very good, allowing an average of only 87.5 yards per game on 2.7 yards per carry. Sounds like this weekend’s game will be won or loss in the trenches. Winnable? Yes, and by the team who wins the both the turnover and time of possession game.

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