Know Your 2012 Opponents: Fordham

Technically, it could be considered a non-conference game.

While Fordham is a part of the Patriot League, and their players show up in the preseason and postseason league all-America teams, since they started to offer merit-based aid for football players, they continue to be ineligible for the league title, and their wins and losses against teams in the League only serve to break ties.

But they're not just a non-conference game.

Fordham's players know what this game means for their program in 2012.  Rules might determine that they can't win a Patriot League title, but they know if they sweep the Patriot League they have an excellent chance to make the field as an at-large team.

The centerpiece of that argument would be a win over nationally-ranked Lehigh.
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