Known as THE RIVALRY, the Lehigh-Lafayette football game is the most-played college football rivalry in the nation. The two teams first took to the gridiron in 1884, just one year after the first standardized football rules were established, and have played 157 times since.

Rivalry 159

The 159th edition of the most-played rivalry in all of college football will be on November 18th at Goodman Stadium.

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Lehigh football player throws the ball down field

Rivalry 158: Lehigh falls 14-11

The Mountain Hawks scored their first points of the game with just under five minutes left in the first half on a Dylan Van Dusen 27-yard field goal. A 13-yard touchdown pass from Perri to Eric Johnson early in the fourth quarter cut Lafayette's lead to six points as the Mountain Hawks failed to convert a two-point conversion attempt, but Lehigh didn't score again until Lafayette intentionally took a safety with 14 seconds remaining.  Read more about the game >


By the Numbers


miles between stadiums (how the Mountain Hawk flies)


all-time wins for Lehigh (72-81-5 overall)


year of the first Bed Races down The Hill


miles are run (up and down the hill) during the Turkey Trot


year the first Bonfire was held at Lehigh


the Mountain Hawks' record in The Rivalry since 1995

The Rivalry

College football is a sport built on great rivalries. But there is truly nothing like The Rivalry. Learn more about The Rivalry>

Spirit Week

From bedraces to bedsheet banners, the week leading up to The Rivalry game is full of campus celebrations and long time traditions. Learn more about Spirit Week >

Beat Lafayette!

Across all sports, Lehigh won the 2021-22 academic year 23-7-1. In 2020-21 it was 18-9. The shortened 2019-20 academic year was won by Lehigh 11-6-1. View Lehigh-Lafayette game reports >