Lehigh, at 1-5, faces off against Fordham, the 12th-ranked team in the nation, who sits atop the Patriot League at 6-1.
Fordham boasts one of the top offenses in the nation - that part's pretty much known by everyone - but what few people realize is their defense, for the most part, has also been stellar.
Three weeks ago, on Friday night TV against the defending Patriot League champions, Lafayette, you probably heard or saw the four-minute stretch where QB Michael Nebrich helped score three straight touchdowns to put the game, basically, out of reach. What you didn't maybe stop to think about is that the Rams stopped the Leopards on three quick, straight drives, allowing that offense to bowl over the Lafayette defense.
So don't play the game, the stats and highlights seem to say. Fordham's too good. Don't even bother.
But you can guarantee that this Lehigh team will still line up on Saturday, and they still believe that they can win this game. And this week, after Lehigh's first win of the season, belief is not hard to come by on this team.
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