We break down the Bucknell game - and we give our fearless prediction, below the flip.
In my preview, I spent a lot of time talking about Lehigh, but let's take a minute to try to get inside the heads of this Bucknell team this weekend.
The Bison, along with every other team in the Patriot League, are still mathematically alive for at least a share of the Patriot League title. But considering that mathematical window closes the second Colgate beats Georgetown (or, barring that, Lafayette), it's more realistic to say that the Bison are playing for pride, and the future, this Saturday.
Not that that's going to make things any easier this weekend - Fordham, in similar circumstances, beat Lehigh 45-35 last weekend.
And something that has to be remembered is that for every team on the schedule, beating Lehigh is a huge goal. Along with Colgate, Lehigh's perennial success makes opponents just that much more focused during Lehigh week to take them down, and all the better if the Mountain Hawks are 2-6.
Even worse for Lehigh, this game comes on Bucknell's homecoming, which will add some extra juice to the Bison for this matchup. In 2013 on homecoming, it was Bucknell that beat Lehigh 45-23 that really started to change expectations for the Bison football program.Read more »