When Lafayette lined up for its final play of the game Saturday night in Fisher Stadium, I actually had a fleeting thought: The Leopards are going to pull this off.
It was an improbable situation, but there was a good bit of improbability in the Lafayette-Monmouth game. What a fitting finish this might be.
It didn’t happen, of course, because Julius Spigner, a former Bethlehem Catholic High quarterback, never had a real leaper’s chance of grabbing the Sean O’Malley from defensive back Tymere Berry, who had him blanketed.
As the ball dropped to the turf to end the night, the guy in the press box had to ask himself: Was this a game the Leopards could have won to stun everyone? Or, was this a game that wasn’t as close as the final 24-20 score would indicate?
The answers to those questions might both be the same: Yes.
Here’s my take.