209th: Division I
2017 In A Sentence: After a promising 67-7 win over D-II Kentucky Wesleyan, the Racers lost eight of their last ten games to finish at 3-8, though their 13-10 upset win over UT Martin was a highlight.
Biggest Shoes to Fill: The leader of the Racer defense, DB D’Montre Wade, ended his Murray State career last year on a great note, notching 6 interceptions and 13 passes defended on the season.
Key Player: DL Kenney Wooten made a huge splash on the Racer D line last season with 10 sacks. Can he expand his game to get past the double teams that he will undoubtedly be facing often in 2018?
Fearless Prediction: A brutal opening schedule – vs. Southern Illinois, at Central Arkansas, and at Kentucky (FBS) – seems to ensure a tough start for the Racers, and it doesn’t exactly get much easier after that. In order to finish above .500, they will have to gel together on offense, fast.
Chuck has been writing about Lehigh football since the dawn of the internet, or perhaps it only seems like it. He’s executive editor of the College Sports Journal and has also written a book, The Rivalry: How Two Schools Started the Most Played College Football Series.
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