November 18, 2013 at 7:17 pm #12237
15/17 LU favored 10.5 Bassetts ,3 by Massey.
Which frsh QB shows up?
Can our OL continue to dominate LOS?
Sherman or Scheurman?
Kurfis or Ross?November 18, 2013 at 7:29 pm #12238
Can’t think of a better way to end the regular season. The way it outta be every year!!November 18, 2013 at 9:20 pm #12239
Should be a great game & which teams staff has the kids motivated….for our sake …hope it is LEHIGH …. last loss to Lafayette was in GOODMAN stadium, 2007.
Laf will bring the house on a freshmen with little expierence…we need to be prepared.
GO HAWKS@@November 18, 2013 at 10:31 pm #12241
Remember, they have a Frosh QB with only a little more experience than ours. If we can bring the pressure like we have the last couple of weeks, we should create some turnovers. I would be more impressed with their win over Fordham if their starting quarterback had played.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but there are no players on our roster that have ever lost to Lafayette, right? Of course, that also means that there are no players on their roster that have ever beaten us. My hope is that I will be able to say that again next year!November 18, 2013 at 10:52 pm #12242
Yup, K pards would need a 6th year senior to play in a win. Odds not in favor of 6 in a row but we can do it if we play up to the level of the last 2 weeks. OL will again be the key for us. Likely also for Pards. Pard OL has been widly inconsistent all year. Very large but not too mobile. We should be able to get a good rush on Reed. My guess Pards will go smash mouth to beat down our smaller front 7. We need to get the lead and keep it just like Gate. All said and done a true toss up will go to team with more desire and less mistakes.November 18, 2013 at 10:53 pm #12243
Ok, I just spent some time reading Lafayette’s board. Before I totally lose my mind, please answer some questions for me:
a couple of people on their board continually call our students and players taunters. Can someone please explain what incident(s) this comes from? I know they believe they are paragons of virtue in Easton, but at last years game, when I had to sit in a Lehigh section on the home side, they had students wearing F%#* Lehigh t shirts, and of course, they had to stand directly at the bottom of our section –really classy!
Second, what makes them think their Frosh QB is so much better than ours? Reed threw four picks on Saturday, but they have excuses for each one.
Third, they all think than their Sheurmann is so much better than our Sherman. I just find that annoying.
Considering the state of their program, and the overall body of work this season, their confidence (bordering on arrogance) is very unwarranted, in my opinion. I am sooooo looking forward to a victory this Saturday.November 19, 2013 at 12:08 am #12246
Student taunting has been here since before I started at LU.If anything it is less than in my day but ore vulgar.
On the field probably relates to team practice of celebrating on top of their mid field logo after the wins. Also to a CB from the late Lembo early Coen days who was to put it mildly a royal pain in the ass that the entire PL hated. He backed up his mouth by being the best DB in PL which aggravated them all even more.
Pard board is a study in psychotic mood swings. Frustraton understandable given that talent levels in Pl not all the different yet Pards continue to lose with a HC that does make so many WTF calls in games. Right now they are in the manic phase wherein the players are all studs.
What they do have is a good D. The personnel matches are pretty even,our slight edge is in overal team speed and confidence.November 19, 2013 at 12:54 am #12248
You’ve probably heard the stories before from alums of my era (late 60’s early 70’s). “The Game” involved taunting, goading during the game, and physical violence as mobs of freshman from each school tried to get a piece of the wooden goal posts afterwards. Sometimes the police held them off until the game’s end. Sometimes they didn’t. My sophomore year the fourth period was played without goalpost, but with mace wielding police trying to break up the riot over who would take some post. Not pretty. Nor were the broken bones and hospital stays. Apparently this had been going on for years. I believe sanity finally, slowly came in the early 80’s with increased police presence and strong action by both administrations. In retrospect I’m not proud of those years. At the time though you rooted for you freshmen to get their chunk.November 19, 2013 at 1:01 am #12249
Playing Fordham without Nebrich is like the Giants playing the Packers without Aaron Rodgers. Many people think Nebrich is the best quarterback in the FCS. I think in the end it is going to come down to which of the Freshman quarterbacks plays better.
November 19, 2013 at 1:19 am #12253
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I do have some fond memories from guarding the bonfire as a frosh,catching some Pard frosh.We dyed them, fed’em, took ’em home. Soph year we painted Marquis brown & white.November 19, 2013 at 6:54 am #12256
I think the key is much like the Colgate game (and most): Limit mistakes, make big plays.
Moreover, Lafayette is the underdog and has played the spoiler all too often (once is more than enough) in the 45 years I’ve been following LU football.
Most years Tavani seems to have cards up his sleeves — trick plays, onside kicks early in the game, anything for a big play (LC usually has nothing to lose) — and he will get his kids worked up for a bigger win than the one over Fordham (given that Nebrich was out — yes, he is the real deal).
Lafayette does seem to be peaking, after an awful start.
I wonder how much more competitive Colgate, for example, would have been if it had not lost its 250-poubnd fullback Saturday in the first quarter. Lafayette shutout Colgate in the second half, I think.
D has to make it hairy for LC QB, and we can expect same on our end. It may well come down to a battle of the TANK running backs and which freshman QB makes fewer mistakes.
Weather’s not looking good — 40 percent chance of showers. I remember some nasty LU-LC weather days (but not rain) — so let’s hope it holds off …
Taunting was bad when I was in school, too — mostly via fights for the goalposts. And I mean bloody fights that would get you jailed today — over what? Some wood. Seems silly now.November 20, 2013 at 5:49 pm #12293
FWIW TSN picks LU as the winnerNovember 20, 2013 at 8:24 pm #12297
Andy sure wants to focus this squad. Team staying in a hotel Friday niteNovember 20, 2013 at 9:48 pm #12299
must focus! Can’t let Easton Jr College represent PL in playoffs with a losing record.November 23, 2013 at 4:35 am #12334
We’ve been putting up our players in hotels on Friday nights for years. Back “in the day” we slept on cots in the Varsity House.
LC alums perseverate on all sorts of stuff that occurred years ago. They can never let anything go. They do have some kind of “my shit don’t stink” attitude about their little angels.
This game will come down to a few key plays; either turnovers, or drive killing or extending penalty, or special teams event. Personnel pretty evenly matched. Gotta hope the Frankasaurus gets in the way…
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