November 3, 2015 at 5:30 pm #23215
Nick and Robb on as starters.
Cross favored by 3 1/2 .
They have not been out of any game this year. Their weakness is the 4th period. Hopefully that will balance out our swoons in the 3rd.
As many have noted their strength is pass O led by Pujols and Raymond and Flaherty at WRs.Cross does not run much or all that well.
We will score on them. Can we stop them?November 3, 2015 at 9:14 pm #23218
This is a tough one to call. The best I can do is say, NO I do not expect Lehigh to win this game. Anytime a Lehigh team faces a good passing quarterback I expect our secondary to be picked apart. This is true for all seasons, not just this one.
The Lehigh team DOES seem to be improving and remains motivated to play hard. Problem is, every opposing team is doing the same! Even Lafayette is showing a pulse.
The Lehigh team needs to stop Holy Cross on third and long. That usually means a pass attempt. This team will need to make the opposing quarterback feel the heat and take a chance before he is comfortable.
It will be great if Lehigh enters the 4th quarter up at least 7. The offense can probably match Holy Cross in scoring from that point on.
This is a big game for Lehigh in its current condition. I hope I am pleasantly surprised by the final score!November 3, 2015 at 11:56 pm #23221
noted that Cross and Rams are playing their 2016 game at Yankee stadium, copy catsNovember 4, 2015 at 12:47 am #23223
We can win. Looking at Cross boxscores,they have trouble lasting to the 4th period. Pujols very good but can be inconsistdnt. Very hot the last $ games. He us a rhythm passer. Shake him up,move him and we may slow down Cross. Not pessimistic but this will not be easy.November 4, 2015 at 1:03 am #23224
LU’s defense must play like they did in first half against Georgetown. Pressure the QB. Their strength against our weakness is a scary propositionNovember 4, 2015 at 2:58 am #23228
noted the notes say Shaf or Mayes, suspect Shaf is still day to day with hipNovember 4, 2015 at 6:22 pm #23242
Robb out of boot,likely for Cross.
Nick practicing. Likely same plan ,use him for runs only. As Doc QB said,Brad has “it”. IMO,this is best case scenario for us right now.November 4, 2015 at 6:28 pm #23243
Andy also stated he wasn’t going to do “that Princeton thing”:)))))November 5, 2015 at 2:42 am #23254
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Problem is not 1st half for us. We don’t make noticeable adjustments…. at the half. How much guys u wanna put on this
Same 3-3-5 the whole game…. No nickle package at all. Our LBs can’t xcover the slots PERIOD!!! Watch the games closely and watch who catches the most passes in 2nd Half of games
I WANT WINNERS!!!!November 6, 2015 at 3:08 am #23304
Important to shake up Cross early like we did with G’town. As noted above, key is disrupting Pujols’ rhythm. Really need good pressure into the Cross backfield. I feel optimistic about this game. Guys are playing hard and see what’s at stake. Weather looks great for football 60F.November 6, 2015 at 4:56 am #23310
My game preview:
In the spirit of literacy, I talk about a variety of topics, just as Gin Fixes, Bob Casey, and Gordie Lockbaum.November 6, 2015 at 5:14 am #23313
A gin fix. OK,we’ll try. W thinks it will be tastyNovember 6, 2015 at 1:55 pm #23314
I agree on the nickel package deal. For a team like HC, you have to play more Dbs. The Lbs cant cover the slot guys, its not their fault. The coaches cant put them in that predicament. We need pressure and sacks this weekend. How hard is it for a team to prepare for the same old 3-3-5 D. We have to have more complex packages and give the QB something different to look at. Depth might be a issue in this game. Im sure HC will use a ton of receivers, while we wont use our depth and our Dbs tongues will be hanging out their mouths. Brags and the RB crew will have to have about 250+yds rushing to give our D some rest. Im thinking HC drops at least 40 on us, hope we score 41November 6, 2015 at 2:19 pm #23317
As Hoya second half showed ,we cannot defend a pass first O. 3-3-5 already has a built in nickel package with 5 DBs. Hoyas went after the Rover,which we never adjusted to successfully,. Cross likes quick shots underneath. Raymond is much like Buvknell’s Carter,very fast forcing D to keeping Ss back.
Agreectho,it may help if we put Montgomery in that slot
The biggest difference I saw in D between the halves was the lack of pressure on the QB. Losing Robb part of the cause I guess. Dont see a miracle transformation improving coverage. Adding a 6th may help,if staff puts time in this werk to add it and players know their assignments in that set.
Otherwise,pass D falls to DL and LBs getting pressure.
A shootout will not end up well for us.November 6, 2015 at 2:53 pm #23318
Further complicating matters is WR Jake Wieczorek, a pre-season PL offensive team member, is returning from injury this week – one more weapon for the Crusaders.
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