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    Holy Cross at Bucknell PL Championship

    Figured I'd throw this out there if Bucknell fans or other PL schools wanted to chime in on this game.

    Holy Cross hasn't played in 3 weeks, which is a bit troublesome.

    Miserable weather in Woo today so it probably worked out having this game in Lewisburg.

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    Re: Holy Cross at Bucknell PL Championship

    Still think there's a decent gap between HC and the rest of the league this spring. Kudos to Bucknell though for looking much improved.

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    Re: Holy Cross at Bucknell PL Championship

    A Bucknell win would be the 6th different PL team to advance to the playoffs since 2013, and is one of just seven schools from the original I-AA split that have never qualified for the playoff. (Another never-qualifier, VMI, is also in the running for a bid this weekend.)
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    Re: Holy Cross at Bucknell PL Championship

    Holy Cross is the more complete team so I'll go with them to capture the spring title. A Bucknell win would be quite a feather in Cecchini's cap. While the Bison have shown considerable progress under Cecch, Fordham is the second best team in the league. They had the Cross on the ropes but the move to Sluka in the second half proved to be the difference in that game. The Bison, Crusaders and Rams will lead the charge in the fall. Maybe, just maybe the league can produce 3 or more teams with a winning record and a viable at large candidate. Fordham has the talent to be a Top 25 team. I see a lot of ugly ahead for Colgate, Georgetown, Lafayette and Lehigh.

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    Re: Holy Cross at Bucknell PL Championship

    Quote Originally Posted by DFW HOYA View Post
    A Bucknell win would be the 6th different PL team to advance to the playoffs since 2013, and is one of just seven schools from the original I-AA split that have never qualified for the playoff. (Another never-qualifier, VMI, is also in the running for a bid this weekend.)
    Bucknell entered the 1997 season finale against Colgate with a perfect 10-0 and ranked in the Top 25. The Bison were THAT close to capturing the Patriot League's first ever 1-AA playoff bid. Sadly for Tom Gadd's team, Ryan Vena and Biddle had other ideas; the Raiders won easily. That would be the first of three straight playoff appearances for the Raiders. The Bison are still looking for their first. The 1997 game had a profound effect on the league's history.....
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    Re: Holy Cross at Bucknell PL Championship

    Sluka does it just about by himself on that opening drive.

    HC 7 - Bucknell 0

    I didnít catch the name or number for Bucknell, but that was targeting clear as day on Slukaís touchdown run. Iíd be shocked if the officials donít review that and disqualify the Bucknell LB

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    Re: Holy Cross at Bucknell PL Championship

    HC 17 - Bucknell 0

    Bucknell with 0 total yards through the first quarter.

    This is lopsided.

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    Re: Holy Cross at Bucknell PL Championship

    HC dominant on both sides of the ball. Just physically beating up on the Bison. Nice 4th down stop by Bucknell D. Maybe that can be a spark but I don't see them having a chance.

    HC freshman class so impressive. So many impact players already
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    Re: Holy Cross at Bucknell PL Championship

    Sluka with the dagger, scoring a TD on 3rd and 15 one play after taking a huge sack in the red zone. Drive was set up by electric INT return by Jon Smith.

    31-10 Holy Cross

    Bucknell has nothing to be ashamed of after falling behind 17-0 1st Q and making a game of this. Barring a miracle, Holy Cross goes back to back for the first time in 30 years.

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    Re: Holy Cross at Bucknell PL Championship

    Holy Cross with scholarships again, the Luth Centahh and Chesney is going to be very formidable again....be interesting how the PL responds.

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