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No. 22/23 Villanova wildcats gain control during win against the Bison

No. 22/23 Villanova wildcats gain control during win against the Bison

Kaelyn Long, Senior Writer

September 19, 2019

During the home season-opener hosted at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium on Sept. 14, the Bison football team suffered a tough 45-10 loss against the No. 22/23 Villanova Wildcats. The Wildcats’ scoring efforts were too quick and efficient for the Bison, as they scored two touchdowns in each of...

Pioneers explosive second quarter proves too much for Bison football

Kaelyn Long, Senior Writer

September 12, 2019

On Sept. 7, the Bison football team competed against Sacred Heart University, suffering a 30-10 loss. Wide receiver Dominic Lyles ’22 was a force to be reckoned with against the Pioneers, catching five passes for 98 yards and a 50-yard touchdown. His touchdown catch marked the Bison’s first offensive...

Football loses season opener to FBS opponent Temple

Football loses season opener to FBS opponent Temple

Kaelyn Long, Senior Writer

September 5, 2019

On Aug. 31, the Bison football team began their 2019 season by taking on the Temple Owls at Lincoln Financial Field. Playing at the home of the Philadelphia Eagles in front of 26,378 fans, the team gained an experience like no other, facing their first FBS opponent since 2015. The Owls flew away with...

Bison football competes in spring game on rainy Friday night

Bison football competes in spring game on rainy Friday night

Jack Donovan, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019

The Bison football team began their journey for a successful 2019 season on April 12 as they played their annual spring game at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. This was first-year head coach Dave Cecchini’s first time seeing his team in competitive action.   The inter-squad game was...

Bison Athletics introduces new football coach, David Cecchini

Bison Athletics introduces new football coach, David Cecchini

Patrick Dempsey and Brittany Willwerth, Sports Co-Editors

February 14, 2019

Dave Cecchini was introduced as the new Bison head football coach on Feb. 9 at an introductory press conference at the University’s Graham Building. Cecchini takes over for Joe Susan, who resigned in January after a nine-year tenure with the University's football team.   As a former Lehigh Mountain...

Football falls to Georgetown, 14-3

Zakee Willis, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018

The Bison football team traveled to Washington, D.C. on Nov. 10 to take on Georgetown, the second-place team in the Patriot League, for their last road game of the season. The Hoyas secured the win in a 14-3 victory. This loss dropped the Bison to 1-9 for the season. The first quarter was a defensive...

Lehigh rides strong second half to defeat Bison football

Patrick Dempsey, Sports Co-Editor

November 8, 2018

The Bison football team fell to Lehigh 45-17 in Bethlehem, Pa. on Nov. 3. This matchup featured two teams at the bottom of the Patriot League. The loss brought the Bison to 1-8 for the year and 1-3 in conference play. With more than 4,000 fans in attendance, the Bison looked to turn in their best...

Football comes up short in Homecoming game

Football comes up short in Homecoming game

Zakee Willis, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2018

The Bison football team fell 29-27 to Lafayette in front of a crowd of nearly 3,000 people on Oct. 20 for Homecoming weekend. The Bison offense found success primarily through the air with 294 total passing yards, while the defense continued to prove their resilient nature. A 14-yard pass from quarterback...

Late Monmouth rally cancels out football’s strong defensive effort

Justin Schaumberger, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2018

The Bison football team traveled to Kessler Stadium in West Long Branch, N.J. to face the Monmouth Hawks for a non-conference matchup on Oct. 13. The Orange and Blue fell by a score of 36-19 after giving up three late touchdowns. The Monmouth team entered the contest averaging 32 points per game, but...

Football picks up first win of the season

Zakee Willis, Contributing Writer

October 5, 2018

The Bison football team picked up their first win of the season on Sept. 29, toppling Holy Cross 19-16 in the team’s Patriot League opener. The Bison now hold a 1-4 overall record. In the first quarter, Holy Cross struck first, scoring a touchdown on a seven-yard rush play that finished off an...

Football suffers setback at Villanova, looks ahead to Patriot League play

Justin Schaumburger, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2018

The Bison football team suffered a 49-7 loss on Sept. 22 against No. 14 Villanova. The Wildcats came out strong, opening the game by scoring four unanswered touchdowns. The Bison were unable to recover and failed to put points on the board until the 7:56 minute mark in the second quarter, when...

Football drops game against Penn on the road

Zakee Willis, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2018

The Bison football team fell to the University of Pennsylvania, 34-17, on Sept. 15. This dropped their season record to 0-3 for the year. On the road, the Quakers jumped to a quick 17-0 lead in the first quarter. In the second quarter, Chanse Riley ’19 recovered a forced fumble at Penn’s 32-yard...

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