Lehigh Does the Little Things In Order To Survive Georgetown Rally, 33-28
It was not a situation that Lehigh Mountain Hawks folks were very familiar with, to be honest. Since joining the Patriot League back in 2001, the Hoyas had lost every single time they made the trip to Murray Goodman Stadium by a margin of more than 20 points.
Having cut the margin to 27-21, on the brink of possibly beating Lehigh in Bethlehem for the first time in the modern era, Georgetown head coach Rob Sgarlata rolled the dice, and attempted an onsides kick with 14:55 to play in the game.
But junior LB Evan Harvey saw the onsides kick the whole way, and expertly grabbed the ball with both hands and fell down on the ball.
It was plays like that that won the game.
You can, and should, say a lot of good things about freshman QB Brad Mayes, who looked fantastic in spots throwing 18-of-24 for and 214 yards in his first-ever collegiate start. You can, and should, say a lot of good things about freshman RB Dominick Bragalone, who racked up 169 net yards on the ground and was difficult for the Georgetown defense to contain. But alone, that's not won the game for Lehigh on Saturday. It was a lot of little things done right, like fielding that onsides kick, that won it, and in so doing kept Lehigh's Patriot League title hopes alive.
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