Lehigh-Lafayette Rivalry Game

Lehigh-Lafayette Rivalry

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 159 times since.

Rivalry 160

The 160th edition of the most-played rivalry in all of college football will be on November 23rd, 2024 at Goodman Stadium.


Lehigh Lafayette Game

Rivalry 159: Lehigh falls 49-21

A strong opening 30 minutes staked Lehigh to a 21-14 halftime lead, but No. 22/24 Lafayette answered with 35 unanswered second-half points to claim a 49-21 victory in the 159th meeting of college football's most-played rivalry at Goodman Stadium.

Lehigh Alumni Telecast

Rivalry Forever

The Rivalry doesn't end at graduation. Lehigh alumni are some of the loudest and proudest supporters of this annual tradition. Between festive tailgates on Goodman Campus and a host of telecast parties across the nation, the love for The Rivalry lasts forever.

By the Numbers


miles between stadiums (how the Mountain Hawk flies)


all-time wins for Lehigh (72-82-5 overall)


year of the first Bed Races down The Hill


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


The year of the first Rivalry game


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 Week

From bedraces to bedsheet banners, the week leading up to The Rivalry game is full of campus celebrations and long time traditions.

Beat Lafayette!

Across all sports, Lehigh won the 2022-23 academic year 25-8. In 2021-22 the record was 23-7-1.