#16/#18 Lehigh (5-1 Overall, 2-0 Home) returns to Goodman Stadium after two away games to face the Georgetown Hoyas (1-5 Overall, 0-2 Road). This is the first Patriot League game that counts for each of these schools as both have lost to Fordham in the last two weeks: Lehigh lost 52-34 at Fordham two weeks ago and Georgetown lost 34-12 last week at home.
Georgetown Offense vs. Lehigh Defense
Points Per Game: 21.2 (6th PL) vs. 31.0 (4th PL) Edge: Lehigh
Rush Yards Per Game: 115 (7th) vs. 1337 (6th) Edge: Lehigh
Passing Yards Per Game: 215.3 (6th) vs. 243.0 (7th) Edge: Georgetown
Last week, Lehigh tightened up its defense against a Columbia team that has only scored five touchdowns in four games (223 Total Yards Against). Expect the defense to be stellar against Georgetown. Lehigh Defensive edges out Georgetown Offense
Lehigh Offense vs. Georgetown Defense
Points Per Game: 33.3 (2nd PL) vs. 34.3 (6th PL) Edge: Lehigh
Rush Yards Per Game: 118.2 (6th) vs. 204.3 (5th) Edge: Georgetown
Passing Yards Per Game: 366.5 (1st) vs. 237.3 (5th) Edge: Lehigh
Lehigh WR Lee Kurfis was named to the watch list for the Walter Payton Award this week. Kurfis is leading the FCS in receptions per game (10.7), receiving yards per game (155.7), as well as overall receiving yards. Kurfis is also riding seven straight games with at least 100 receiving yards dating back to the Lafayette game last year. The streak is going to continue, as will QB Brandon Bialkowski’s streak of six games with at least 300 passing yards. Lehigh Offense edges out Georgetown Defense
The Hoyas do have the Patriot League’s Preseason Defensive Player of Year in Senior Linebacker Dustin Wharton, but he has been limited to four this season while battling an injury. The Mountain Hawks are back at home and Goodman Stadium will be rocking in an exciting Patriot League matchup. Lehigh wins against Georgetown 38-24.
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