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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.

Lehigh Falls 17-16 on Last Second Field Goal

Lafayette struck first but Lehigh tied the game up at 7-7 heading into halftime and took its first lead of the day, 16-14, with just over three minutes left in the fourth quarter. The Mountain Hawks failed to hold on, however, losing on a Lafayette field goal with 47 seconds remaining in the 155th meeting of college football's most-played rivalry. Read more about the game >

2020 Game

The 156th edition of the most-played rivalry in all of college football will not be played in 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Patriot League has announced its teams will not engage in competition this fall.

By the Numbers


miles between stadiums (how the Mountain Hawk flies)


all-time wins for Lehigh (71-79-5 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 >