October 7, 2014 at 12:57 am #15885
Either everyone is asleep or watching ” The Voice” now, so just wanted a fun discussion. I’ve only seen games from the last 6 seasons, so kinda new to Lehigh Football. But have seen many great games,especially the come from behind wins. What are some the best games(win or lose) you have experienced?
1-2010 Lehigh Lafayette goal line stand by the Groominator.
2-2012 Lehigh Liberty.Great atmosphere with Boyko and Colvin coming up big.
3-2011 Lehigh Towson game. Back and forth with the great safety by Bianchi…plus beating them when their fans were so arrogant and rude was great.
Thoughts anyone? Yes mine are all wins BTWOctober 7, 2014 at 3:17 am #15886
Four that come to my head first … spanning 38 years …
I was at Delaware in 1981 when Larry Michalski hit Dan Ryan with a long pass (reality is it wasn’t more than 35 yards or so, but it seemed long) that — if I recall correctly — won the game, 24-21. That play, one of three TDs they teamed up on that day, was one of the most exciting I ever saw. Delaware was ranked No. 1 at the time.
The last game in Taylor — I think — was the coldest game I’ve ever been to.
The 1971 LU-LAF game at Taylor was amazing. I seem to remember watching John Hill roll-block LC D-linemen. Kim McQuilken had an OK game (10-21-158 as a sophomore), but Jack Rizzo ran for 313 yards (no one will ever come close to that) and Don Diorio 194. Talk about some talent.
That late pick by Al Pierce to seal the 27-21 upset over the Pards at Goodman in 2009. First home win vs LC in six years for 4-7 team. You can re-live that INT here … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmO_5tXc7nEOctober 7, 2014 at 9:26 am #15887
The 1971 LU-LAF game was my senior year and is still a great memory. Lehigh football finally was back. We even got most of the goal posts. Fred Dunlap had saved his job with a win over Lafayette in a previous year, and became very secure after this win and the very successful 1971 season.October 7, 2014 at 12:30 pm #15888
There has been a ton. I’ll throw in these 3
1970….Lehigh ends up 4-6 but beats #1 Delaware 36-13. I believe Jerry Berger wa QB
1991…. This was a game we lost to Holy Cross very late in the game when HC was still on scholarship. The score was 43-42 and we brought out every trick play in the book including the fumblerooskie.
1995…By far my favorite Lehigh football game the 2 OT win over Lafayette finishing in the dark with a pass from Aylesworth to Klingerman with only the lights from the scoreboard.October 7, 2014 at 12:49 pm #15889
BTW…one of things that made the HC so memorable to me was I believe the score was 7-6 at halftime. There were 10 touchdowns scored in the 2nd half.October 7, 2014 at 1:13 pm #15890
The ’87 game, last in Taylor, stands out to me too. That was my freshman year, so it was an amazing new experience to begin with. It was ridiculously cold, and I came away with the obligatory freshman bloody lip from the goalpost scrum. I remember the battle pouring out onto the street as everyone tried to get pieces of goalpost back up the hill.October 7, 2014 at 1:41 pm #15891
For me #1 is the 1977 Natl Champ. Hard to describe the emotions watching us totally dominate on Natl TV.
Taylor Tundra game. Dont even remember game just the frostbite.
Klingerman’s catch forever etched in my mind.
Beating Towson in ’11 after being mocked by TU and everyone else for even being in that game.
A game at Taylor when Justin Plummer’s Mom was flown in from Missouri to see him play for the first time.
As I sit here remembering,so many others come to mind.
Favorite LU-LC memory goes back to the mid 60’s and a game at LC. Post game goalpost “todo”,melee clser to truth. We got an upright ,succeeded getting it off campus with just a few bloody noses :). Drove back to LU on 22 with 3 of us hanging out the windows clinging to our trophy. State trooper pulled us over. I figured we were all going to jail. Nope,he asked about game,told us we were not being safe and needed an escort. He led us all the way back to campus,lights and siren.Made the front page of the Globe Times.October 7, 2014 at 6:26 pm #15895
Good choices from all, Towson playoff win memorable to me as was the great goal line stand by Groome and Al Pierce’s INT. Remember a lot of Diorio and Rizzo as an undergrad, really special one-two punch. I also remember a game at Goodman against Havard I believe where we won a fumble returned by one of the D lineman. Can’t remember his name, but it turned out he dated the daughter of a work colleague of mine (found out much later).October 8, 2014 at 1:33 am #15904
I’ve enjoyed reading your memories — brings back a lot of them I did not necessarily see in person, but on TV … read about, etc.
Cool so many of us have the same ones …
In the offseason, we ought to vote on our all-time team …
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