We break down the Bucknell game – and we give our fearless prediction, below the flip.
Like Lehigh, the Bison are 1-7, but unlike Lehigh, the Bison have played a whole lot of close games.
Two weeks ago, Bucknell came a two-point conversion away from tying Lafayette but fell just short in a 29-27 loss to the Leopards, and had the ball with a chance to win the game late in the fourth quarter.
They also played William and Mary close to start the season, falling 14-7, and their lone win of the season came against Holy Cross, the same Crusader team that walloped Lehigh last weekend 56-0. When the Bison played them, two Bucknell touchdowns and two Bucknell field goals were enough to carry the Bison through in a 19-16 win.
Like many Lehigh opponents, Bucknell always enjoys extracting their pound of Mountain Hawk flesh if they are able. The Mountain Hawks have won 17 of their last 19 meetings against the Bison, and they are likely to put their absolute best foot forward with a chance to send a message. This is this group of seniors’ final chance to be able to beat Lehigh, and they have to be licking their chops looking at last week’s game film.
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