Lafayette-Lehigh Rivalry to be Featured by ESPN
Oct. 11, 2006
EASTON, Pa. (www.lafayette.edu) - The Lafayette-Lehigh rivalry will be featured on the ESPNU original series, Honor Roll: College Football's Top 10, on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2.
The series, hosted by ESPN's Rece Davis from the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind., includes 10 one-hour shows and debuted last week with College Football's Greatest Quarterbacks. This week's show focuses on College Football's Greatest Rivalries and includes Army-Navy, Michigan-Ohio State, USC-Notre Dame and Yale-Harvard, among others. The program will re-air on ESPNU on Sunday at 8:30 p.m.
Lafayette owns a 74-62-5 record in 141 games against Lehigh in the most-played rivalry in college football. The Leopards won the first game 50-0 in 1884 and the schools met twice per season through 1901. They met three times in 1891 and did not play in 1896, the only disruption in the series. They also played twice in 1943 and 1944.
The 142nd meeting will be held Nov. 18 at Fisher Stadium, and Lafayette is 39-22-5 when the game is played in Easton. The Leopards have won three of the last four meetings, including a 24-10 win in 2004 and a 23-19 win last season. Both victories gave Lafayette a share of the Patriot League championship.