Tag: Andy Coen

Lehigh Football 2018 Season In Review: Disappointing Season Salvaged At End Of Year With 4th Straight Over Lafayette

In November, the Mountain Hawks seemed to figure out some of the answers to their questions just in time to win two of their final three games, and in so doing having retiring head coach Andy Coen tie Bill Leckonby for the all-time head coaching wins record at Lehigh.

Christmas Comes Early for Lehigh As They Convert Gifts Into 34-3 Win over Archrival Lafayette

Christmas isn’t for another month, but for a day, people associated with the Lehigh football program felt like they’d received a bunch of presents. The first present from the gods of football might have been the one that set the tone the best for Lehigh’s 34-3 win over their archrivals in the 154th meeting between […]

QUICK RECAP: Lehigh Erases Bad Memories Of Season With Satisfying Win Over Archrival Lafayette, 34-3

It wasn’t the season any Lehigh fan envisioned, a tumultuous 2-8 season that featured a lot of frustration and discord. So you might have forgiven Lehigh fans a little bit of cynicism when they came to Easton this afternoon about their prospects for a win against their bitter Rivals Lafayette. Instead, on the very first […]

154th Meeting of College Football’s Most-Played Rivalry All About The National Stage

It kind of goes without saying that the Rivalry between Lehigh and Lafayette is the biggest game on the Mountain Hawks’ and Leopard’s schedules. Eighteen miles separate the two campuses in Easton, PA and Bethlehem, PA, and the football teams have faced off 153 times over the span of 134 years. When the two schools started […]

Once Again, Lehigh Will Look for Dominick Bragalone To Carry Them Through Patriot League Play

Last year, on a beautiful, hot, late October day, a 2-5 Lehigh football team traveled to the Bronx to take on a 2-6 football team, the Fordham Rams. To a Patriot League outsider, this game might have seemed like nothing much to get excited about. But the Mountain Hawks, with a 2-0 conference record and […]

Lehigh Unable To Slow Down Princeton Football Machine, Lose 66-7

The Lehigh football team lost to the Princeton football team 66-7 at Powers Field in Princeton, New Jersey. The Mountain Hawk defense yielded 773 yards of offense to the Tigers – a Princeton record – allowing starting QB John Lovett to rush for 111 yards and pass for 288 more, making him responsible for 4 […]

Lehigh And Princeton Football Engage This Saturday In Final Test Before League Play

In Princeton’s game notes, their game with Lehigh is billed as a “local rivalry”. It is true that the campuses of Princeton University and Lehigh University are reasonably close to one another, separated by about an hour and a half by car. And though Princeton and Lehigh have never shared a conference, this will be […]

Going Into Bye Week, Lehigh Football Needs To Sort Itself Out

“We’ll fix it.” That was the overriding message coming out of the Lehigh postgame press conference at Penn this Saturday. It came out of the mouth of head coach Andy Coen, and also, in so many words, from starting QB Brad Mayes and the current leader in tackles on defense, LB Mark Walker. And it […]

Lehigh Football Travels To Penn Looking To Make Statement

Penn and Lehigh have a long history of playing each other in football. They’ve never been rivals in the truest sense of the word, but their football programs are almost the same age, they both have a big focus on academics, and they’ve faced each other on the gridiron often. It’s difficult to put into […]

Lehigh’s First Football Game Against FBS Team In Fifteen Years Gives Mountain Hawks Big-Time Atmosphere in 51-21 Defeat

The Lehigh football has been in some pretty big time FCS-level atmospheres before. In the FCS playoffs, Lehigh has been to Delaware, Northern Iowa, Towson, and North Dakota State. During the regular season, they’ve also played at Liberty, the Yale Bowl, and James Madison. They also routinely play their big Rivals Lafayette to sellout crowds […]

For Lehigh, Navy Game Rekindles Excitement of FBS Matchups

For much of FCS Nation, a game against an FBS opponent is an annual expectation. For a significant number of FCS schools, however, games against FBS opponents are not something that happens every year. Such is the case of Lehigh, who hasn’t scheduled a game against an FBS opponent in fifteen years. This weekend, the […]

Lehigh’s Yardstick Game Against Villanova Details Work To Be Done for Mountain Hawks To Compete With Top Teams in FCS

Everyone at Lehigh knew that the challenge of playing Villanova would be different. The Mountain Hawks had experienced a bit of a defensive resurgence in their 21-19 win over St. Francis (PA) last week, and there was no missing the No. 12 next to Villanova’s name on the scoreboard. Before the season even started, they […]

Villanova at Lehigh Preview: The Importance of Regional Football Rivalries

The campuses of Lehigh and Villanova are only separated by about an hour by car – an easy drive up I-476. The wording in the Lehigh football game notes calls their game against No. 12-ranked Villanova a matchup of “regional rivals”. Though the Wildcats’ game notes didn’t return the labeling favor to the Mountain Hawks […]

Lehigh Does A Lot of the Little Things, In All Three Phases, To Secure 21-19 Victory Over St. Francis (PA)

Last season, Lehigh finished with a 5-7 record. In both wins and losses, it felt like almost every game ended in a shootout – for example, a 54-35 win over Georgetown, or a 65-47 loss to Penn. So when Lehigh beat St. Francis 21-19 Saturday at Murray Goodman, it was a type of victory that […]

QUICK RECAP: Bragalone’s Record-Smashing Day, And A Late Blocked Field Goal, Give Lehigh Victory 21-19

It was supposed to be a party for Lehigh running back Dominick Bragalone, but as St. Francis (PA) kicker Eric Bofenkamp lined up for a 30 yard field goal try, it certainly didn’t feel like one. Bragalone broke the school record for rushing yardage with his 137 yard, 3 TD performance, along the way also […]

Lehigh Defense Grinding, Ready To Write New Chapter For 2018

On a cool Tuesday morning, the Lehigh defense was having a lot of fun at football practice. For Lehigh fans, 2017 was a year to forget on the defensive end, a year replete with a multitude of big play touchdowns, big gashes of rushing yardage and some agonizing losses. But attending Lehigh’s practice today it […]

Lehigh freshman running back Dominic Bragalone

2016 FCS Preview: Lehigh Mountain Hawks

Lehigh Mountain Hawks Head Coach: Andy Coen, 10th season (68-46) Biggest strength in 2016: Last season, the Mountain Hawk offense went from an above-average unit to the type of scary offensive force that Lehigh fans love and expect. Averaging over 30 points per game in their last five contests of last season, with an impressive […]