Start with Penn, where it was critical for the Mountain Hawks to avoid an 0-3 hole. Then proceed to Princeton, where the defense gave up 52 points last season in a loss; to the Yale Bowl, where two years ago no less than five players came down with injuries in another loss; and of course Colgate, where last season the Raiders' stop at the goal line preserved their 49-42 victory and snatched a Patriot League title that was within the Mountain Hawks' grasp.
At 4-2, and in the drivers' seat, along comes a game for Lehigh at Georgetown, which by any measure doesn't have the same types of motivation that fueled this four game winning streak.
Not that there's no motivation, mind you. Conference games count for more than games against Yale, or Monmouth.
But you can't blame folks for looking at this Georgetown and fearing a letdown, a quintessential "trap game". In the last four games, they were all motivation games - games fueled by either a desperation to get the season on track, or a continuation of track with a side order of revenge. This one is different - and thus, oddly enough, more dangerous.
Admiral Ackbar might correctly identify this game as a classic trap.
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