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 158

The 158th edition of the most-played rivalry in all of college football will be on November 19th at Fisher Stadium.

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

Rivalry 157: Lehigh wins 17-10

The game remained close - a one-score margin throughout - but Lehigh never trailed, striking first and taking a 7-0 lead on a 13-yard touchdown pass from Dante Perri '24 to Jack DiPietro '24, the game's MVP, as time expired in the first quarter. Lafayette tied the game on a one-yard run midway through the second quarter but the Mountain Hawks took the lead for good just a few minutes later when Johnny Foley '23 made it 14-7 after returning a punt blocked by DiPietro for a touchdown. A 20-yard field goal in the fourth quarter by Dylan Van Dusen '23 capped the scoring. Read more about the game >


By the Numbers


miles between stadiums (how the Mountain Hawk flies)


all-time wins for Lehigh (72-80-5 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 >