Lehigh- Fordham: Effectively for all the marbles

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  • #28974
    RichH
    RichH
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    Massey has as 7 pt favorites.

    #28975

    Anonymous

    HE IS!!!

    #28977
    Bison137
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    [quote quote=28972]Pretty damn even. Not surprised. Surprise is Barrett favors us by 18.5 :)

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    Bassett also had Army, at home, as a 10-point favorite over Lafayette. If you had gotten 54 points and the Pards, you still would have lost. If you ever find a bookie who will use Bassett spreads, please let me know asap.

    #28978
    Bison137
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    [quote quote=28958]

    Holy Cross tried to test our defense by pulling their somewhat successful pocket passer QB and tried to become a Colgate-like offense with Bell and Cozier, who let’s not forget had 100 yards rushing vs. Harvard last week.

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    HC didn’t pull their pocket passer (Wade). He was hurt vs Harvard and unavailable for the LU game. That forced them to use Bell, which gave them almost no chance.

    #28986
    RichH
    RichH
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    Notes up. QB listed as Brad or Nick. No other canges.

    #28987

    Chopper
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    Sagarin Rankings have Engineers by 13.

    #28988

    toddcudd
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    [quote quote=28978]Bassett also had Army, at home, as a 10-point favorite over Lafayette.[/quote]

    In all fairness, Army has been pretty horrible in recent years…

    #28989

    Anonymous

    nick guaranteed…just playing the media game…

    #28991
    ngineer
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    With no rain, I see Lehigh winning by two TD’s. O/U could be around 90. Lehigh 52-38. We just need to ‘control’ Edmonds. If he gets 150-200 yards on 40 carries that’s okay. Just none of those 65 yard sprints we saw last year. Lehigh much more balanced with more weapons and special teams have been doing very well. Also key has been very few penalties and turnovers. They are key. Minimize those, we win going away.

    #28992

    lfnadmin
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    [quote quote=28978]

    Holy Cross tried to test our defense by pulling their somewhat successful pocket passer QB and tried to become a Colgate-like offense with Bell and Cozier, who let’s not forget had 100 yards rushing vs. Harvard last week.

    HC didn’t pull their pocket passer (Wade). He was hurt vs Harvard and unavailable for the LU game. That forced them to use Bell, which gave them almost no chance.

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    This is a fair point. The official line was that he was hurt in practice (warmups?), thus Bell got the start. The game notes had Wade on top of the depth chart. Whatever the case, it didn’t work after the first drive and Bell lost his passing confidence quickly.

    #28993
    sundayamqb
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    Question for you guys who think if we can hold Edmonds to 30-40 carries for 150-200 yards we can win:

    I haven’t done the math, but if Edmonds has a day anywhere near that — and assuming the QB throws a little and there are other OK plays — how much time of possession might Fordham have? Will we get the ball enough?

    Seems potentially like a lot to me if Edmonds runs 30-40 times and average 4 to 5 yards per carry. He could have some 80-yarders, I guess, and not much else.

    What does everyone think about that?

    In 59-42 loss to FU last year, time of possession was about even. We were outgained 545-491, but picked off four times on 23-41 passing. (Mayes 16-38-205, 3 picks) (Shaf 7-11-138, 1 pick). FU’s Anderson was 10-16-166 w/4 TDs.

    Edmonds was 31-349 with two long rushing TDs, 60 and 75, and a long passTD reception, 54. Also a 9-yard rushing TD.

    In 49-42 loss last year to Colgate, it won TOP 30:56 to 29:04. We outgained CLG 503-489.

    #28997
    van
    van
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    Anderson is a good QB, but their receiving weapons are not nearly as good as last year, last year the D could not get off the field and Edmonds absolutely killed us, he is the key, Fordham plays a fast O so don’t see them having any big advantage with TOP, but we certainly can’t have turnovers to give them extra possessions, if we tackle well and don’t make foolish errors I see a win

    #28998
    RichH
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    Fordham getting back some of their injured D starters. Expect their front 7 will not be as porous as over the last few weeks. That said Ram D is not that good. They rely on man coverage a lot. Should be a big edge for us. Part of the process is learning how to win. We’ve shown we can win now we must show that we rise to the moment facing a talented team that has cleaned our clock the last 2 years.

    #29000

    lfnadmin
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    if you put nine in the box to try to slow down Edmonds (stopping him completely seems like a tall order), Anderson will gladly take the 1-on-1 matchup with a CB and 6’7 TE Phazahn Odom.

    #29066
    RichH
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    Spectacular dominating W. D was superb. Only quibble is 3rd stringers gave up too many pts in the 4th :)

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