Game Breakdown, Lehigh at Holy Cross, 11/3/2012

Game Breakdown, Lehigh at Holy Cross, 11/3/2012

By Chuck Burton

Publisher/Managing Editor

College Sports Journal


BETHLEHEM, PA. — We break down the Holy Cross game – and we give our fearless prediction, below the flip.


In my preview piece yesterday, I talked about the craziness of this series, featuring bad weather, power outages, and the like.  Adding to the intrigue is that this Saturday, for the Crusaders, it's Senior Day.

Ask anyone around the game of football, and they'll tell you senior day always adds a wrinkle to a contest.  No senior in uniform wants to lose on senior day – and sometimes, seniors who haven't played up to their potential suddenly rise up and find a sense of urgency to win at home, one last time.

It's another reason to throw the record out the window this weekend up in Worcester.

There's also the other matter of Boston College, Holy Cross' rival from another time, agreeing to allow Lehigh to practice there a day early thanks to the power outages that continue to disrupt the Lehigh Valley. 

That the BC Eagles would help Lehigh out has Crusaders of a certain age seething – and adds another layer of intrigue to this late-November game.

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