September 29, 2013 at 12:18 am #11474
It was a beautiful day at Goodman. While I was hoping we could give New Hampshire a good game, I really wasn’t expecting a W. The fact that New Hampshire won the turnover battle 2-0 and Lehigh still won the game shows that this team has a lot of grit and some talent as well. If Brandon Bialkowski keeps playing like this, he has a good chance of being the Patriot League offensive player of the year. Lee Kurfis is giving one hell of a good impersonation of Ryan Spadola .September 29, 2013 at 3:25 pm #11481
Yes, this was three quarters of balanced, well executed football.
A key factor to what is occurring is the OC who is helping the team chose the right plays and keeping the opponent’s defenders off balance. Rotating the defenders and keeping that unit fresh is also an important element.September 29, 2013 at 3:51 pm #11483
rotating D a good point, seemed like the Princeton and UNH D both wore out at end of half and end of game while our guys seemed to get strongerSeptember 29, 2013 at 4:01 pm #11485
I believe I read somewhere that BB has a lot of leeway in the play calling on 3rd down.
Per Sports Network article….
“It’s great to be over 50 percent on third downs,” Bialkowski said. “Coming into the game we had an option of three pass plays we would call, and on third downs we got to call the play. I got to pick the play at the line, which was really helping us out, and we were able to pick up those third downs.”
Here is the full article
I haven’t noticed how much substitution Lehigh was doing on defense. Perhaps that helps explain why we seem to own the 4th Q.
BTW, probably nothing but Freshman Colton Caslow had 10 tackles against Princeton and nothing this past week. Was it strictly Muhammed returning or is there an injury?September 29, 2013 at 7:42 pm #11488
Like some of you, I was hoping for a close game — not necessarily expecting it.
The D stood up when it had to; yesterday’s pass D was outstanding. Tyler Ward has to be PL defensive player of the week. What an inspiring game!
And as some of the younger guys get reps, the D will improve.
Whomever was calling the O plays yesterday was nearly perfect.
Today I’m “gloating” about a great win, but as Coach said, it’s time to look at Fordham. I think we’re in for another close one — away, but I know it’s winnable.
This team shows a lot of character. I hope they can stay humble throughout the year and take it one play at a time …September 29, 2013 at 10:04 pm #11493
Odd thoughts ( not unusual for an old fart)
Participation shows odd rotations DL only 4 played, yet they were fresher in 4th than UNH.
OL only 6 ,also fresher ( Do think a few guys were missed)
10 LB played and 9 DBs. Guess we know where our athletes are. Still surprised not to see Lambert out there. As he has not played a down but still on team ,assume an injury of some kind,yet we see him in LU videos, A quandry.September 29, 2013 at 10:20 pm #11494
participation must be wrong, am sure that more than 4 DL got reps, Layton, Newton, Grossnickle, Gyles, Remmington for sure, not sure if I say Kuntz or Palma, and pretty sure I saw Bourgeous in a 3 pt stance tooSeptember 29, 2013 at 11:00 pm #11495
Palma started,Thought I saw Kunz and Gyles.Ol not sure.Rugg out But pretty sure a couple of other numbers were on line for at least 1 Xpoint. Glad someone else agrees.September 30, 2013 at 4:35 pm #11511
Bialkowski is once again Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week.
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