Tag: 2022

College Sports Journal Sagarin FBS G5 Top 25 – FINAL 2022

Here are the final Top 25 FBS Group of Five (G5) rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the 2022 season. Tulane finished on top of the rankings following the Green Wave come from behind win over USC in the Cotton Bowl game. Fresno State finishes in to the #2 position after defeating Washington State […]

College Sports Journal Sagarin FCS Top 25 – FINAL 2022

Below are the final Top 25 rankings based on the Sagarin rankings for the 2022 season amongst the FCS teams. South Dakota State finishes in the top position after winning the national title game over North Dakota State. NDSU finishes in the #2 position after that loss to SDSU in the national title game. Sacramento […]

#Rivalry158 Preview, Lehigh at Lafayette

Many have said it’s something you should do at least once in your life. Whether you’re a Lehigh person, a Lafayette person, whether you’re from the Lehigh Valley, whether you consider yourself a college football fan, it’s a pilgrimage, a bucket list item.

OPINION: Great FCS Rivalries Like Montana/Montana State and Lehigh/Lafayette Seem To Thrive And Survive No Matter What Is Happening

For a long, long time – especially this year – I thought that college football might be dying, especially at the FCS level. But this week, especially, I am starting to realize that isn’t the case. The great Rivalries survive, because that’s what they do.

CSJ Sagarin 2022 NCAA FCS Playoff Projection-Nov. 13

Using the Sagarin rankings for this week of Nov. 13th, the following would be the field of 24 teams for the 2022/23 Division I FCS Football Playoffs. South Dakota State would be the top seed using the rankings for this week, while Montana would be the second seed. Sacramento State is the #3, while North […]

OVC Recaps and Weekly Preview, Week of 11/13/2022

It was only a matter of time before Geno Hess put his name atop the record book at Southeast Missouri State University. And he did so in a resounding way as the Redhawks rolled over Tennessee State 42-0 on Nov. 5 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.

FCS Fans Nation Broadcast Media Top 25, 11/9/2022

CHENEY, WA – With their thrilling 33-30 win over Weber State, Sacramento State (9-0, 6-0 Bib Sky) takes over the top spot in FCS Fans Nation’s media poll this week. Sacramento State’s victory made a change atop the standings, even though the Wildcats’ loss didn’t really harm their standings in the Top 25, keeping them […]

Lehigh At Holy Cross Game Preview, 11/05/2022: Mountain Hawks Have One Goal, To Stop The Coronation

WORCESTER, MA – Watching last week’s thrilling Holy Cross/Fordham game as someone who’s watched a lot of Lehigh football in my life, it was hard to not get flashbacks. The thrilling 53-52 win by Holy Cross (8-0, 4-0) over Fordham (6-2, 2-1) was unquestionably the game of the year in the Patriot League, if not […]

FCS Fans Nation Broadcast Media Top 25, 10/25/2022

CHENEY, WA – Chattanooga’s huge 41-21 win over Mercer lofted the Mocs (6-1, 4-0 SoCon back in to the FCS Fans Nation Broadcast Media Top 25 this week. The Mocs forced six turnovers while running back Ailym Ford surpassed 3,000 career rushing yards in a victory that impressed voters this week. Delaware (6-1, 3-1 CAA) […]

Bucknell At Lehigh Game Preview And Fearless Prediction, 10/22/2022: Two Teams In Desperate Need To Taste A Win

If you’re a numbers person, it might be best to skip down to the end, because this Saturday, the Bucknell Bison (0-6, 0-2) will be traveling to Bethlehem to take on the Lehigh Mountain Hawks (1-6, 1-1) in a battle between teams that, to put it mildly, are desperate to get into the win column.

OVC Recaps and Weekly Preview, Week of 10/1/2022: Sparse Schedule Offers Glimpse Into OVC Expectations

Southeast Missouri and UT Martin will look to post back-to-back wins after earning victories a week ago when they return to action this weekend.

Review: Big Sky Conference – Week 4

The first week of in-conference games started to shape the race to the Big Sky Conference title and eventual playoff hopes. Dog fights, statement wins, and lucky stars all aligned on this week as conference opponents took a step ahead of others while Sacramento State absolutely embarrassed FBS Colorado State. All of the conference leaders […]

Mountain Hawks Left Wondering What Might Have Been After Mistakes Doom Lehigh To A 29-17 Defeat

PRINCETON, NJ – It was a beautiful late autumn day at Princeton stadium, a perfect afternoon for football. And for a half, at least, it was a very good afternoon for Lehigh football as well. The halftime score read Lehigh 10, Princeton 10, and Mountain Hawk fans had every right to be excited. Heavy underdogs […]

Lehigh at Princeton Game Preview And Fearless Prediction, 9/24/2022: The Ecstasy, And The Agony, Of Mountain Hawk Trips to Old Nassau

I do not know whether in this game (slated to kick off at 3pm), in this 62nd meeting of the series, Lehigh (1-0, 1-2) will experience a win or a loss against Princeton (1-0, 0-0). What I do know is there is enough of a rivalry between the two schools that I can tell you a little bit about the ecstasy and agony of these matchups.

Richmond at Lehigh Game Preview And Fearless Prediction, 9/9/2022: In The Lord Of the Rings Universe, The Mountain Hawks Win This Game

You are probably coming to this preview to get a breakdown on the big game in Murray Goodman Stadium this weekend, where Richmond (0-0, 1-1) will take on Lehigh (1-0, 1-1) in a really tough out-of-conference battle for the home team. Indulge me for a moment, though, while I talk Lord of the Rings.

Week Two Around The Big Sky

Weber State absolutely dominated FBS Utah State and picked up the Wildcats first FBS win since 1993.

Lehigh “Just Wins, Baby” – Mountain Hawks Survive Georgetown, 21-19

Despite getting outgained 422-306; despite losing the turnover battle (Lehigh turned it over twice, Georgetown 0 times); despite giving up four first downs with penalties and running 30 fewer offensive plays than the Hoyas, the Mountain Hawks lined up with 1:04 to play with the ability to deny Georgetown’s two point conversion and preserve the win – and they did so, putting them, at least for now, atop the Patriot League standings.

Preview: Big Sky Conference Football – 9/10/22

Week 2 Schedule – September 10th, 2022 Date Away Home Time Location Links Saturday 9/10/2022 Morehead State Montana State 1:30 p.m. MT Bozeman, Mont. TV: ABC Montana/SWX in Billings (503 on cable, 8.2 over air)/ESPN+ streaming Radio: Bobcat Radio Network Saturday 9/10/2022 South Dakota Montana 1:30 p.m. MT Missoula, Mont. TV: ABC/Fox TV Stats Radio: […]

Lehigh at Georgetown Game Preview And Fearless Prediction, 9/9/2022: Mountain Hawks Approach Critical Conference Game With Confidence

Despite the fact it’s only the second game of the season, it’s hard to overstate the importance of this game to establish either Lehigh (0-0, 0-1) or Georgetown (0-0, 1-0) as Patriot League contenders in 2022.

OVC Teams Struggle in First Week

While the arrival of a new college football was welcomed by a throng of fans from coast to coast, the Ohio Valley Conference had a less than rousing performance in the first week of the new season. UT Martin was the lone OVC squad to come away with a win as the league combined for […]