"October 10th, at Bucknell. October 24th, at Fordham".
In August, every Lehigh fan wants to be an optimist. They want to believe that this is the year that they win a Patriot League champions. They look at the entirety of the schedule, and say, "Yeah. We could win that one."
But even the biggest optimists looked at this two-game stretch, at Bucknell, and at Fordham, and had to pause, and perhaps exhale. "Number Two and Number One in the league last year," they think. "On the road. And Fordham, a Top 15 team for the last two years, who has gone to the FCS playoffs for two straight years, with a returning Jerry Rice award-winner in RB Chase Edmonds."
Lehigh defied their preseason expectations by beating Bucknell 21-10 two weeks ago, setting up an extremely meaningful game in the Bronx this coming weekend for this young Mountain Hawk team.
The optimists from the summer are still here. They already saw one tough road win against the Bison. Though it's going to be a huge challenge, they also see the potential for another.
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