We break down the Holy Cross game – and we give our fearless prediction below the flip.
Head coach Bob Chesney is in his first year in Worcester and is working to build up his mark on the program, despite a 1-6 record.
He came to Holy Cross from Assumption College, where he compiled a 44-16 record and made the nearby school a solid member of the NE-10 conference. Assumption has been a strong D-II school over the last decade, engineering an upset over Fordham in 2010 (though that was before Chesney’s time).
When Chesney came to Holy Cross, he brought in an almost entirely new staff from the one that Tom Gilmore had assembled. Only four positional coaches remain, while Chesney brought in a new offensive and defensive coordinator.
Holy Cross also had, by far, the toughest schedule of any school in the Patriot League in September, starting with Colgate, who sits undefeated, Dartmouth, who sits undefeated, and Boston College – yes, that Boston College. Throwing out those three games, the Crusaders have been inconsistent, upsetting Yale, but being upset at home by Bucknell. So it’s hard to tell what Lehigh is going to get this week.
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