Friday, October 02, 2015

FOUR-DOWN FRIDAY: Yale at Lehigh

It's time for four-down Friday. Here are four things to look for when Yale travels to face Lehigh on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. 

Ground attack: Yale will only get by for so long without a solid rushing attack. The Bulldogs are averaging just 90 yards per game and 2.7 yards per carry. This OL hasn't had much experience playing together, so it should improve. Look for Deshawn Salter to take over as the main ball carrier if Candler Rich can't go. Regardless who is in the backfield, Yale needs to establish some balance offensively.

Busy Saturday for Goose: With Yale's talented group of WRs taking a hit from injuries, look for Mike Siragusa to get plenty of targets against Lehigh. He had a team-high seven receptions for 82 yards and two TDs in the season opener. Expect similar numbers against Lehigh.

Weather factor: Heavy rain and wind are expected in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on Saturday. That should make for a messy grass field at Goodman Stadium. Yale has been practicing with wet footballs throughout the week to prepare. 

Tough matchup: Look out for Lehigh WR Troy Pelletier. He's got 25 receptions for 267 yards and three TDs over his last two games against Ivy League opponents in Penn and Princeton. Tony Reno says he's gotten bigger and stronger. He had five catches for 113 yards and a TD against the Bulldogs last season. 


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reading the Brown and White,the Lehigh student newspaper.The Lehigh players are talking about this game as a revenge, for last years game.
I thought it was pretty funny.This will be a tough game for Yale.But still a game that they can win.I see this team improving and getting better each and every week. Jon Harris Go Yale !!!

4:36 PM 

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