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  • #32870

    hawktalker
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    Agreed NJ Lehigh, the team we’ve seen in brown and white the last two weeks is the team we expected to see all season. Why that team wasn’t there the first five weeks is a mystery.

    The resurgence of Bragalone and Mish and a more aggressive defense has turned this season around. This despite a wave of injuries at WR, TE, and DB.

    Now, beat Lafayette and see what’she next

    #32883
    marco
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    I thought the recipe used the past two weeks was just what LU needed to follow all season. Hold teams to 3 -4 TDs and allow the offense to do its thing and wins will follow.

    Glad to see the unlimited yardage and ridiculously easy first downs and killer long scoring plays were eliminated recently.

    The Lehigh, Lafayette match up is intriguing simply because a dynamic offense faces a stingy defense. It is strength against strength.

    It’s also weakness v. weakness as well. Will we allow a team that cannot run the ball to run the ball?

    Lehigh 31, Lafayette 17.

    #32884
    marco
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    I’d also like to say that Dominick Bragalone reminds me much of Jack Rizzo. Tough, surprisingly fast, just a terrific player. We’re lucky to have him. On the way to become LUs all time leading rusher!

    #32885
    RichH
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    Good example marco. Jack a bit faster and Dom bigger and more powerful but the same ability to carry a team on his back. Jack , of course, had Don Diorio in the backfield with him. Not a bad RB in his own right.

    #32894
    sundayamqb
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    I don’t know if anyone has this info, but what were/are the 40-speeds of Rizzo, Abdullah and Brags? They’re arguably the three best, year-for-year (and Rizzo played only three years I think, no freshmen back then).

    Rizzo seemed faster than Brags, but that was almost 40+ years ago. I’ve got to think game speed has increased significantly.

    Brags is reminiscent of Rizzo, though!

    I could go with Marco’s 31-17. Better weather than thus far predicted would make it 38-17 LU.

    We can’t have big mistakes on O or special teams or all guesses are off …

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    #32896
    RichH
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    Spotty showers for game. Temp in mid 50s light wind.
    Jack had a 9.7/100. Yards not meters. Brags top time was 4.37/40. He is 15-20 lbs heavier now so perhaps a bit slower. Top end speed Jack a bit faster I think. Rabih was not anywhere near either for flat out speed. My guess is he was a mid 4.6s runner. That is fast
    For 20 yds Jean was probably just as fast as any. At about 30 yds you could see him start to cramp up.

    #32897
    marco
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    Taylor

    Nice to go into late season games, with the potential of foul weather, with a solid run game. More importantly though, when all is well, LUs offensive balance is what separates it from the rest of the PL. You may bottle up the run game and you may try to double cover a WR, but that leaves someone else open.

    As someone mentioned, this will ultimately be a disappointing season for what might have been.

    #32911
    ngineer
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    Having had the “pleasure” of being a DB at Lehigh when Jack Rizzo was in the backfield, I am pretty sure Jack was quicker than Brags, and a bit faster, but not by much. Tackling Rizzo was painful….bad memories…

    #32933
    sundayamqb
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    ngineer:

    Just imagine trying to tackle Brags! Roster shows him at 230 (!) vs. Rizzo’s 195.

    It’s no wonder Brags is third in FCS rushing.

    Anyone know if we’ve ever had a running back so high in the national rankings?

    And we have a QB ranked fifth in passing.

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