In a strange sort of way, 2014 was buried by a different sort of numeric combination.
The Mountain Hawks would win their first game of the year by the poetic score of 20-14, in the process finally putting the final shovelfuls of earth on top of last year's disappointing season.
It's not so much the win but the way it was won - won with a strong defensive effort that very nearly shut out the Blue Devils in the first half, won with a game-clinching drive that ate up the clock when a stalled drive might have opened the door for more, won with a kicking game that turned in critical points that were the difference between winning and losing.
Last year, Lehigh found ways to lose. Tonight, the young Mountain Hawks found a way to come together and finish the game when it was on the line.
Not a bad way to bury the corpse of last season.
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