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 155 times since.

Rivalry 157

The 157th edition of the most-played rivalry in all of college football will be on November 20th at Goodman Stadium.

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Lehigh football player number 26 runs down football field carrying football while Lafayette players chase him.

Rivalry 156: Lehigh Falls 20-13

In a game in which the Mountain Hawks never led, Lafayette tallied the first 10 points of the contest and scored just as time expired in the second quarter to take a 13-6 lead into halftime. Senior wide receiver Jorge Portorreal’s four-yard touchdown catch with 1:54 left in the third quarter tied the game at 13-13 but those were the final points Lehigh’s offense scored on the day. A Lafayette touchdown early in the fourth quarter secured the school’s second straight win in The Rivalry and gave the Leopards their first win at home against Lehigh since 2006. Read more about the game >


By the Numbers


miles between stadiums (how the Mountain Hawk flies)


all-time wins for Lehigh (71-80-5 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>

Rivalry 150

To celebrate the 150th meeting of The Rivalry, Lehigh and Lafayette traveled to New York City and played out that historic chapter in the series at iconic Yankee Stadium. Learn more about the 150th meeting of The Rivalry >

Beat Lafayette!

Across all sports, the Mountain Hawks went 11-6-1 versus Lafayette during the 2019-20 season! View Lehigh-Lafayette game reports >