Colgate and Lehigh used to circle each others' names on the calendar back in February. That's because more often than not, the outcome of that game had been critical in determining the Patriot League championship, the status of an autobid to the FCS playoffs, or both.
Last season, though, for the first time in a long time, there were no championship or postseason implications on the line.
On Saturday, for both the Mountain Hawks and Raiders, the "good old days" will be back.
In February, with both schools coming off of uncharacteristic under-.500 records, it was not intrinsically obvious that the game on November 10 in Hamilton, New York would once again have a championship on the line.
Yet here we are, with snow somewhere in the forecast, and a game with a 1:00 PM kickoff, with a likely on-field temperature of a brisk 37 degrees,
It's what Lehigh football fans and Colgate fans live for.
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