When Lehigh (1-8, 1-3 Patriot League) faces off against Colgate (3-6, 2-2 Patriot League) this weekend at Murray Goodman Stadium, there will be stakes.
Tag: Game Preview
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 […]
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.
Monmouth At Lehigh Game Preview And Fearless Prediction, 10/1/2022: What Could Have Been, Had the Patriot League Chose The Hawks?
What might have happened to the Patriot League had the Presidents genuinely gave a fair hearing, and accepted, Monmouth as a member?
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.
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.
CSJ 2022 Game Preview: UTSA at Army West Point
UTSA at Army West PointWhen: Saturday, September 10, 12:00 PM EDTWhere: Michie Stadium, West Point, N.Y.TV/Streaming: CBS Sports Network / CBS Sports Network Two teams that lost in Week 1 will try to get their first win in this game. Army lost on the road to Coastal Carolina 38-28, while UTSA lost at home to Houston 37-35 in three […]
2021 Division I FCS Playoff First Round Preview: Stephen F. Austin at Incarnate Word
Incarnate Word’s offense is hard to stop – they’re scoring 39.6 points per game, which is 4th in the FCS.
Lehigh Football vs. Georgetown: Drink of the Week, Scouting Report, Fearless Prediction
It is the type of game only real fans understand.
FCS Playoffs ‘Til I Die: CSJ Picks The FCS Playoff Field, 11/04/2021
If you weren’t following the key FCS Playoff matchups last week involving the playoffs, boy did you miss out!
Lehigh Football vs. Holy Cross: Drink of the Week, Scouting Report, Fearless Prediction
“Who are these guys?”
Lehigh Football at Fordham: Drink of the Week, Scouting Report, Fearless Prediction
Will Lehigh be able to keep this game competitive? It’s not a question that has been too very often asked about the Mountain Hawks (0-6, 0-1) over the years.
Lehigh Football at Penn: Drink of the Week, Scouting Report, Fearless Prediction
a turnaround this Saturday could very well set up the remainder of a successful football season for the Mountain Hawks, and make a lot of people forget their early season struggles.
Lehigh Football vs. Yale: Drink of the Week, Scouting Report, Fearless Prediction
The number of monkeys on this Lehigh football team’s backs are beginning to mount.
Lehigh Football at Colgate: Drink of the Week, Scouting Report, Fearless Prediction
The greatest thing about this rivalry game every year is that the stakes are always higher, and in recent years the fact that it has been earlier in the schedule has meant that there is a critical nature of this game.
Lehigh Football vs. Princeton: Drink of the Week, Scouting Report, Fearless Prediction
In facing nationally-ranked Villanova, nationally-ranked Richmond, the Mountain Hawks have played two teams that are loaded with 4th- and 5th- year talent that are built to make a run in the FCS Playoffs.
Princeton will be no easier.
Lehigh Football at Richmond: Drink of the Week, Scouting Report, Fearless Prediction
It took twenty-three years for Richmond to invite Lehigh back.
Lehigh Football vs. Villanova: Drink of the Week, Scouting Report, Fearless Prediction for Season Opener
Lehigh will need all the home field advantage it can – Villanova is ranked 16th in the STATS FCS Top 25 and 15th in the FCS Coaches’ Poll.
GAME PREVIEW: Southern Utah at San Jose State
The Big Sky and Mountain West Conference see their first action of the season when Southern Utah travels to San Jose State at 9pm PT.
GAME PREVIEW: Alcorn State vs. North Carolina Central (MEAC/SWAC Challenge)
644 days… That’s how long it will be between games for NCCU when the Eagles take the field on Saturday against Alcorn State in the Cricket MEAC/SWAC Challenge.
GAME PREVIEW: Hawai’i At UCLA
UCLA takes on Hawai’i in one of seven games Saturday involving FBS or FCS teams. For the Bruins, it makes the earliest season opener in the history of the Bruin program.
GAME PREVIEW: Eastern Illinois at Indiana State
The Panthers and Sycamores began their rivalry in 1901 and Saturday’s game will be the 88th meeting between the two schools. Eastern Illinois holds a narrow 43-40-4 advantage in the series to date.
Spring 2021 FCS Round 1 Playoff Preview: Davidson at Jacksonville State
Jacksonville State, the No. 4 seed in this year’s playoffs, will play host to Davidson, the Pioneer League champion, in one of eight first-round games. It will be the first-ever meeting between the Gamecocks and Wildcats.
College Sports Journal Patriot League Preview, 3/27/2021: Bucknell and Fordham Finally Get Their Spring Seasons Started
In a way it’s fitting during this strange season that two of the teams playing this weekend are in their season openers, while their opponents are coming off of two weeks off after winning their openers. It is a byproduct of this crazy Patriot League spring, and results in two fascinating games that are basically playoff games. And with no game film on Bucknell or Fordham, it feels like anything can happen.
GAME PREVIEW: Holy Cross at Lehigh, 3/13/2021
It is uncharted waters for both teams, with plenty of questions to answer playing an unprecedented Patriot League spring football season. But many of the principal contributors in that 24-17 game more than a year ago in Bethlehem will be suiting up tomorrow.
College Sports Journal HBCU Football Preview Week of 2/27/21
Two games involving MEAC and SWAC teams remain on the schedule for this week.
College Sports Journal Southern Conference Football Preview Week of 2/27/21
The Southern Conference is playing an eight game conference only schedule this spring, meaning there are games every week with little room for error. Last week the two teams that everyone expects to battle it out for the conference title, Wofford and Furman, cruised to victory.
OVC Football Preview Week of 2/27/21
Only one of four games scheduled to kick off the 2021 spring season in the Ohio Valley Conference was actually played out last weekend, thanks to storms that hit a big part of the Mid-South. With any luck things will return to a semblance of normalcy as four games are slated to be played Sunday.
GAME PREVIEW: Louisiana at Appalachian State
Louisiana at Appalachian StateWhen: Friday, Dec. 4th, 8:30 PM ESTWhere: Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, N.C.TV/Streaming: ESPN/WatchESPN (subscription req’d) This was the game that before the season started was what I had predicted to be again for the Sun Belt Conference championship for the third straight season. The original Sun Belt Conference title game was slated for Dec. 4th […]
GAME PREVIEW: Louisiana at UAB
Louisiana at UABWhen: Friday, Oct. 23rd 8:00 PM EDTWhere: Legion Field, Birmingham, Ala.TV/Streaming: CBS Sports Network/Watch CBS Sports Network This late non-conference game pits to preseason favorites in their respective conferences and both come into this game with one loss. And is a fitting game to be set in historic Legion Field in Birmingham (the last season […]
GAME PREVIEW: UAB at Miami (FL)
The college football season continues to get underway as UAB travels to south Florida on Thursday to take on Miami.
GAME PREVIEW: South Alabama at Southern Miss
South Alabama at Southern Miss When: Thursday, Sept. 3rd 9:00 PM EDTWhere: M.M. Roberts Stadium, Hattiesburg, Miss. TV/Streaming: CBS Sports Network/Watch CBS Sports Network Ironically, these two neighoring state schools have never played before this meeting. This will change as these two southern ‘South’ teams will kickoff the first all FBS game of the season. […]
GAME PREVIEW: GUARDIAN FCS KICKOFF CLASSIC
This game between Austin Peay and Central Arkansas was supposed to kick off another exciting season of FCS football. These are two teams who won their conferences in 2019.
CSJ Game Preview 120th Meeting Between Army and Navy, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions
“The only thing that is fun about this game is winning it,” Army head coach Jeff Monken said this week.
A “Family Reunion”, Of Sorts, As Lehigh Faces Off Against Bucknell
Most games between head coaches in their first years at a school are ones where the opponents need to feel themselves out, thanks to unfamiliarity. That will not be the case this weekend, as Cecchini and Gilmore have more than two decades of awareness of one another and their tendencies. It should have the feel of a brotherly fight.
Lehigh And Fordham To Tussle In Bronx With First Place In Patriot League On The Line
Both teams find themselves sitting tied atop the Patriot League standings, playing for first place, and unlike last year, there will be no shortage of passion on the field at Jack Coffey Field at 1:00 PM this Saturday.
Show-Me Game Looms for Lehigh Mountain Hawk Football Against Merrimack
In the end, the matchup this weekend will be a show-me type of game, one that might set the trajectory for both programs.
Group of Five Opening Heavy Hitter Friday Previews 8/30/19
Friday typically only has a game or two in all of college football but on this opening weekend, there are two great Mountain West versus Power Five match-ups with Utah State visiting the ACC’s Wake Forest and the Rocky Mountain Showdown with Colorado State paying the Pac-12’s Colorado. Game 1 of the Night: Utah State […]
Group of Five Opening Heavy Hitter Thursday Previews 8/29/19
The FBS Group of Five starts with a couple of heavy weights playing some Power Five squads that will go a long way towards which G5 team will be playing in a New Year’s Six Bowl game. This will be a preview of the two heavy hitter games that I will have my eyes on […]
CSJ Week 0 Game Preview Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff: Youngstown State vs Samford
Its hard to replace a Walter Payton Award winner like Samford has to do with Devlin Hodges. Hodges finished his career at Samford by breaking Steve McNairs 24 year old passing record. A large part of that success was wide receiver Kelvin McKnight.
CSJ Week 0 Game Preview 8/24/2019: Villanova at Colgate
Colgate’s 2018 defense was one of the most suffocating defenses in recent memory. The Raiders allowed a total of three touchdowns in conference play, two of which were scored by Holy Cross in the first week of the season.
CSJ Men’s Hoops Preview: Memphis at Temple, How to Watch, Fantasy Tips, and Fearless Prediction
Temple and Memphis are meeting for the 20th time with the Owls holding a slim, 10-9 lead in the series. The Owls had won three straight until getting beaten in overtime at home last season, 75-72 on Jan. 13, 2018.
CSJ 2018 FCS National Championship Preview: Eastern Washington vs. North Dakota State, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions
The Eagles key to winning this game is to win the turnover margin. The Eagles also lead the FCS in defensive touchdowns with six (and nearly had a seventh in the playoff win over Maine when CB Josh Lewis returned an interception as close as you can get without scoring to the one-yard line).
CSJ 2018 Hawai’i Bowl Preview: Hawai’i vs. Louisiana Tech, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions
Hawai’i vs. Louisiana Tech (Hawai’i Bowl) When: Saturday, December 22, 19:30 PM EST Where: Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI TV/Streaming: ESPN, WatchESPN (subscription req’d) Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors (T-2nd, Mountain West West, 8-5, 5-3) Hawai’i is making its eighth SoFi Hawai‘i Bowl appearance and second in the last three years. This is their 12th overall bowl overall. Hawai‘i […]
CSJ 2018 Armed Forces Bowl Preview: Houston vs. Army, Game Breakdown and Fearless Prediction
Army’s season has been one enjoyable weekend after another, riding a eight game winning streak going into Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl against Houston on December 22nd.
CSJ Men’s Hoops Preview: Buffalo at Marquette, How to Watch and Fearless Prediction
The No. 20/23 Marquette University men’s basketball team (9-2, 0-0 BIG EAST) hosts No. 14/15 Buffalo (11-0, 0-0 MAC) Friday night for a top-20 matchup at 7:30 p.m. in Fiserv Forum.
CSJ 2018 Birmingham Bowl Preview Memphis vs. Wake Forest, How to Watch and Fearless Predictions
The best way to describe the 2018 Memphis Tiger football team would be High Event. The Tigers scored 43.6 points per game on offense, but also allowed 31.5 points per game on defense. Every game was a party in the end zone.
CSJ Men’s Hoops Preview: Utah State at Houston, How to Watch and Fearless Prediction
Utah State (9-2) takes a pre-Christmas trip to Houston, Texas in a matchup against a Top 25 opponent. The Aggies are tied 1-1 in the all-time series against Houston, with the teams last playing during the 1969-70 season.
CSJ Men’s Hoops Preview: Buffalo at Syracuse, How to Watch and Fearless Prediction
Was it a fluke, or was it a sign of things to come? That’s what Syracuse fans must be wondering after the Orange were upset 68-62 by Old Dominion last Saturday. Now they face Buffalo in a bigger challenge.
CSJ 2018 Las Vegas Bowl Preview: Arizona State vs. Fresno State, How To Watch and Fearless Predictions
The Sun Devils will come into this game ready to play and looking for the win. They wont be happy to just be in a bowl because as their coach Herm Edwards once famously said, “you play to win the game.”