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Football falls to Fordham, finish 3rd in PL

Stephen Olick-Sutphen, Senior Writer

December 5, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 23, the Bison football team traveled to the Bronx to face Fordham in their final Patriot League game of the year. The Bison defense played a big role against Fordham, scoring both Bison touchdowns. Ultimately falling by a score of 31-14, the team finished with an overall record of 3-8...

Bison mount big fourth-quarter comeback to down Georgetown on Senior Day

Bison mount big fourth-quarter comeback to down Georgetown on Senior Day

Stephen Olick-Sutphen, Senior Writer

November 22, 2019

Nov. 16, the Bison football team hosted Georgetown on Senior Day. The Bison came into the game 2-7 on the season and 2-2 in conference play. After honoring the team’s seniors and fifth-years, the team strutted to an impressive 20-17 victory over the Hoyas. The key difference in this game was the...

Football surpasses Lehigh 20-10

Football surpasses Lehigh 20-10

Emily Doyle, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

On Nov. 9, the Bison football team (2-7, 2-2 PL) took on Lehigh (4-5, 3-2 PL) in a Patriot League matchup, defeating the Mountain Hawks by a final score of 20-10. Led by a strong defensive effort, the Bison held their opponent to -6 total rushing yards. In the first half, the Bison limited Lehigh...

Football suffers heartbreaking loss after a tough fourth quarter

Kaelyn Long, Senior Writer

October 31, 2019

On Oct. 26, the Bison football team fell just short in the fourth quarter against the Lafayette Leopards, losing by a score of 21-17. The team now sits at 1-2 in Patriot League play and an overall record of 1-7. The Leopards tallied two unanswered touchdowns to solidify their lead late in the game....

Football unable to keep up with Towson’s high-scoring attack

Kaelyn Long, Senior Writer

October 25, 2019

The Bison football team traveled to Towson, Md. on Oct. 19 to take on the No. 20/18 Towson Tigers. The Bison suffered a 56-7 loss after going head-to-head against its third-ranked opponent of the 2019 season. The Bison currently sit at a record of 1-6 and 1-1 in Patriot League play. The Bison scored...

Football comes up just short against Holy Cross

Football comes up just short against Holy Cross

Kaelyn Long, Senior Writer

October 10, 2019

The Bison football team competed against the Holy Cross Crusaders at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium during Homecoming weekend on Oct. 5. Despite putting up a valiant fight, the Orange and Blue came up short with a 21-14 loss in its Patriot League opener. Wide receiver Brandon Sanders ’22 set a...

Bison football fails to keeps pace with Princeton

Bison football fails to keeps pace with Princeton

Kaelyn Long, Senior Writer

October 4, 2019

The Bison football team continued its tough non-conference schedule against the defending Ivy League champions, the Princeton Tigers. The Bison suffered a 56-23 loss against the Tigers on Sept. 28 at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. Quarterback Logan Bitikofer ’21 set a new career-high of 268 yards...

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...

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