As a Lehigh football fan I have seen an awful lot.
I’ve seen the football program reach some pretty terrific highs. I’ve seen a lot of Patriot League Championships. Trips to FCS powerhouse programs – and beating them. FCS Playoff wins.
Wins over Lafayette in the last two minutes of the game. Overtime wins. Shootout wins. Wins without an offensive touchdown. Do I remember WR Brian Klingerman? I was in the stands explaining the new overtime rules. Yes, I’ve seen a lot.
I’ve also seen a lot of lows during the course of my Lehigh football fandom, too.
Yes, I was at Yankee Stadium. I was also at Murray Goodman when Tom Gilmore’s Holy Cross team dropped 59 on the Mountain Hawks.
I was at Lafayette in 1994 to watch Erik Marsh run over Lehigh. Jonathan Hurt? I was there. I see the ghost of that play every time I set foot in Murray Goodman. Yes, I’ve seen a lot.
In all of this time being a Lehigh fan, I never saw two things:
- I never saw Lehigh lose six games in a row, and
- I never saw Lehigh lose to Georgetown.
And yet, here we are, in a brand new world where Lehigh can lose six straight and can lose to Georgetown. We are in a world where Georgetown and Lehigh are coaching and talent equals, tied at 9 after regulation and separated only by the will to win in double overtime. Simply put, Georgetown wanted it more.
With zero disrespect meant to Georgetown, who 100% deserved their win over Lehigh, the Mountain Hawk program is right now at rock bottom.
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