November 27, 2010 at 8:36 pm #2858
Big win for Lehigh today!! The defense looked really good all day long, and the offense came up with a few plays when Lehigh needed it most. Overall, you’d like to see them clean things up offensively and get a little more productivity but you gotta be thrilled with the win. Early on, you kind of got the feeling that the defense would need to come up with a huge play if Lehigh was going to win that game, and the D definitely delivered.November 27, 2010 at 8:39 pm #2860
Outstanding D, good thing the UNI QB can’t throw.
Great individual effort by Drawl!
Gotta have more O next week.November 27, 2010 at 8:41 pm #2861
Its going to take one heck of an effort to pick a win against Delaware, but this Lehigh team is a spirited bunch that flat out does not give up. I live just outside of Newark, DE and cant wait for this game next week.
You’re absolutely right though. Its going to take more points to compete next week.November 27, 2010 at 9:25 pm #2862
I live just 25 mins from the Tubb also, hope to see you there.November 27, 2010 at 9:49 pm #2863
Sweet just so very sweet. D controlled UNI run and they really cant pass.November 27, 2010 at 11:00 pm #2864
How big were those two INT’s at the end of the first half? As good as everything else was, to me that was the difference in the game. Venerio doesn’t glom the receiver and get the pass interference call, that’s a 14-0 game at half. Instead, it’s 7-0, we have the momentum and the ball in the 2nd half.November 28, 2010 at 4:45 am #2869
The pass interference and subsequent interception played an enormous role in the outcome of this game. The difference between going into the locker room down 7 versus 14 is unbelievable. There’s no question that those two plays factored into the ultimate outcome.
That’s the beauty of the college PI penalty versus NFL. If you are beaten deep, you’ll always take the 15 yard foul versus the likely outcome of the play.November 28, 2010 at 5:23 am #2872
Great win! When is the next game?November 28, 2010 at 5:38 am #2873
If you missed the game, Cedar Falls website has some great coverage — video, too (interviews and highlights with both teams).
Here’s a chat, which features numerous pictures and video — pretty cool, from a UNI perspective.
http://wcfcourier.com/sports/college/un … 03286.htmlNovember 28, 2010 at 5:44 am #2874
A warm congratulations to the great Lehigh football team on the playoff win against University of Northern Iowa, the Champion of the 2nd ranked league in FCS.
Lehigh is now 10-2
As you all remember, I predicted all wins for Lehigh through the second round of the playoffs right after the New Hampshire game.
the mighty #3 ranked Univ. of Delaware Fighting Blue Hens.
oh, and one more thing:
Coach Andy Coen for President!November 28, 2010 at 3:25 pm #2876
Great win for Lehigh and Patriot League. Defense was dominant and the reason we are playing next week. There is not enough that can be said about their effort.
Coaching playbook was opened up a bit for the playoffs. Not sure about waiting until the playoffs to do that. The execution on some of those plays needed to be "polished". Let’s tear that halfback pass play out of the playbook. Is Campbell even a lefty?
Delaware is a huge task for this team. Offense will need to play very sharp and defense will need another great performance just to be in the game.
Again, great job Lehigh!November 29, 2010 at 6:37 pm #2891
Some of those trick plays looked good, but the execution was wanting. Especially Colvin’s drop–that had the markings of a big gainer. Also, keeps the opposition honest. We’ll need to improve our ball control. D will wear out against the Hens if the O can’t control the ball and the clock better. Special teams–especially Smith, was very good. Pinning the opposition deep is critical. Not only do few teams score from 80-90 yds away, but gives you great field position if you hold to 3 and out.November 30, 2010 at 4:15 am #2892
1) I believe Campbell had the highest QB rating in the nation coming into the game, having completed his lone — lefty — pass for a TD earlier in the year.
2) I spoke with a former NFL QB today and asked him about the call. His take: LU should have run the ball – not risking an INT even with Lum — punted and be done with it. Under no circumstances do you trust the ball with someone who never throws passes, he said. He added: HB options are effective in obvious running situations, when everyone comes up, leaving the WRs open downfield. Maybe that’s what Coen/Cecc were thinking Saturday.November 30, 2010 at 2:19 pm #2895
The HB Pass makes a lot of sense in obvious running situations when you need to score more points or desperately need to move the ball down the field. We had the ball and the lead and simply needed the clock to keep moving in that situation. I think the coaches may have been "over-thinking" the situation there rather than going with conventional wisdom and running a basic running play.November 30, 2010 at 5:23 pm #2896
I was ok with that call, but he should have just run with it when the receiver was not wide open. Was a poor decision to throw.
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