Postgame Press Conference, Nov. 20, 1999

Go Leopards!

Lehigh 14, Lafayette 12
November 20, 1999
Goodman Stadium, Bethlehem, PA

Lafayette Head Coach Bill Russo:

Opening Statement . . .

"In a lot of ways, we won that game today. I am so proud of the way we played - with such heart and emotion. The effort was there all day. Our defense played their hearts out."

On the missed field goal in the second quarter . . .

"Any time you miss a scoring opportunity, you worry that it's going to come back to haunt you in the end. Unfortunately, that one did. Instead of scoring what would have been the go-ahead touchdown, we're still trailing by two points. It's unfortunate, but that's football."

Opening how he addressed the team before the game . . .

"I told them that every one of them has something special inside them and now is the time to get it out. And after seeing that game, every player out there gave everything they had. That's something I'll always remember."

On any emotions of it being the last game as Lafayette Head Football Coach . . .

"What was so special today was hearing screaming behind me on the sidelines and thinking it was our players. But, when I turned and looked, it was former players like Erik Marsh, Frank Baur, Phil Ng, and Mo Caldwell that came out to support us today. That was truly a special, special feeling."

Lafayette QB Harry Armstrong:

On his performance . . .

"I had one of my best games at Lafayette to date, but it wasn't a victory. I would gladly trade my performance for a win."

On his last pass, which was intercepted . . .

"I was trying to throw it away, out of bounds, but I just didn't get enough on it. My first three reads were covered, so I tried to dump it away. I have to give credit to their defense though. They stepped up when they had to."


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