Tag: Lehigh

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 […]

QUICK RECAP: Villanova Shows Their Teeth In A Dominating 31-9 Win over Lehigh

The last two Villanova/Lehigh games featured a lot of offensive sparks. In a twist, the 2018 edition of this regional rivalry featured a lot of defense on both sides – until a back-breaking 3rd quarter from the perpective of the Mountain Hawks. Down 20-3, as Villanova’s defense stopped the Mountain Hawk offense drive after drive […]

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 […]

St. Francis (PA) at Lehigh Preview: Two Teams Looking To Start on Right Track

The Lehigh Mountain Hawks secured a win over their bitter Rivals Lafayette, won a share of the Patriot League Championship, and won the league’s autoqualifier for the FCS playoffs, putting them in the postseason for the second straight season. Sounds like a terrific year? Not exactly. The St. Francis (PA) Red Flash had started out […]

FCS Week 1 Quick Recap and Highlights

Top 10 Twitter Highlights In his coaching debut with the Bison, Coach Mike London and the Howard University Football team stunned FBS foe UNLV with a 43-40 victory in front of 15,000 fans at Sam Boyd Stadium. “I’m extremely proud of this team. The culmination of this day stemmed from the early workouts to just […]

2017 Season FCS College Football Picks: Patriot League

CSJ’s Predicted Order of finish: 1. Fordham 2. Lehigh 3. Colgate 4. Holy Cross 5. Bucknell 6. Georgetown 7. Lafayette Fordham Fearless Prediction: The Rams have tremendous weapons at quarterback and running back returning, and have something even more important: a home game versus their closest competitors, Lehigh. That’s because the last time the Rams […]

Seven Breakout Players to Watch in the Patriot League In 2017

In the Patriot League, FCS watchers are quite aware of the star players that hope to deliver their teams championships, like Holy Cross QB Peter Pujals, Fordham RB Chase Edmonds, and Lehigh WR Troy Pelletier. But the game of football is not won by superstars alone – they are won with guys who become breakout […]

CSJ Patriot League Power Rankings, Week 8

Here is the College Sports Journal’s Patriot League Power Rankings for the week of 10/25/2016. (Last week’s ranking in parenthesis.) 1. (1) Lehigh 6-2, 3-0 This week: Lehigh 46, Holy Cross 14 After falling behind 7-0, Lehigh went to work, scoring the next 46 points behind a tremendous offensive and defensive effort. QB Brad Mayes […]

CSJ Patriot League Power Rankings, Week 7

  Here is the College Sports Journal’s Patriot League Power Rankings for the week of 10/18/2016. (Last week’s ranking in parenthesis.) 1. (1) Lehigh 5-2, 2-0 This week: Lehigh 35, Georgetown 3 Though a 14-3 game at half, Lehigh scored on their first three possessions in the second half and shut the Hoyas out as well on […]

CSJ Patriot League Power Rankings, Week 6

  Here is the College Sports Journal’s Patriot League Power Rankings for the week of 10/11/2016. (Last week’s ranking in parenthesis.) 1. (1) Lehigh 4-2, 1-0 This week: Lehigh 45, Colgate 31 Down 17-7 at the close of the first half, the Mountain Hawks didn’t panic. QB Nick Shafnisky would find WR Gatlin Casey for […]

CSJ Patriot League Power Rankings, Week 5

  At College Sports Journal, we proudly present our first Patriot League Power Rankings for the week of 10/4/2016. (Last week’s ranking in parenthesis.) 1. (3) Lehigh 3-2, 0-0 This week: Lehigh 63, Yale 35 In a surprise, it wasn’t QB Nick Shafnisky at the helm for that Mountain Hawks, but backup QB Brad Mayes leading Lehigh […]

College Sports Journal FCS Players of the Week, Oct. 2

Five players including KD Humphries from Murray State, Dallas Goedert from South Dakota State, Brad Mayes from Lehigh, Ryan Francis from VMI, and Lane Clark from Tennessee State have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending October 2nd, 2016 in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision. The honorees are […]

CSJ Patriot League Power Rankings, Week 4

  At College Sports Journal, we proudly present our first Patriot League Power Rankings for the week of 9/27/2016. 1. Colgate 1-2, 0-0 (Nationally ranked #25, FCS Coaches’ Poll) This week: No. 7 Richmond 38, No. 25 Colgate 31 A furious Raider comeback against the nationally-ranked Spiders fell just short in Colgate’s 38-31 loss to Richmond, making the […]

College Sports Journal Players of the Week, Sept. 18

Four players including Nick Shafnisky from Lehigh, Eli Jenkins from Jacksonville State, MJ Stumpf from North Dakota State, and Antoine Custer from Eastern Washington have been selected as the College Sports Journal All-Stars for the week ending September 18th, 2016 in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision. The honorees are listed here with their achievements […]

2016 FCS Preview: Patriot League

Here at CSJ, we are previewing the upcoming 2016 season, and we are counting up from 7 to 1 as to who we think how the Patriot League football season will shake itself out. Last season, Colgate overcame an 0-3 start and won seven of their next eight regular season games, including a shock 31-29 win […]

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 […]