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First Meeting: Oct. 25, 1884; Easton--Lafayette 56, Lehigh 0
Last Meeting: Nov. 21, 2015; Bethlehem--Lehigh 49, Lafayette 35
Series Record: Lafayette leads, 78-68-5 (.533) (151 games)
- In Easton: Lafayette leads, 41-29-5
- In Bethlehem: Lehigh leads, 38-36
- Neutral Site: Tied, 1-1
Largest Margin of Victory (Lafayette): Nov. 18, 1944; Easton--Lafayette 64, Lehigh 0
Largest Margin of Victory (Lehigh): Nov. 24, 1917; Bethlehem--Lehigh 78, Lafayette 0
Last Shutout: Nov. 22, 1980; Easton--Lehigh 32, Lafayette 0
Last Tie: Nov. 21, 1964; Easton--Lafayette 6, Lehigh 6 (100th meeting)
Points Scored in Series: Lafayette 2,755; Lehigh 2,260
Longest Lafayette Win Streak: 10 wins, 1919-28
Longest Lehigh Win Streak: 7 wins; 1995-2001

Miscellaneous: The schools played each other twice per season from 1884-1901. They met three times in 1891 and did not meet in 1896, due to a player eligibility dispute between the two schools.

The 2016 meeting will not only be the 152nd, but it will also mark the mark the 120th consecutive year the schools have met on the gridiron, dating from 1897. It is the longest streak in the country.

 

 We Are Lafayette

Lafayette College is home to an incredibly storied and tradition-rich 23-sport intercollegiate athletics program. In addition to boasting four national championships and 64 Patriot League regular season and tournament championships, the Leopards have shaped the game of college football with the invention of the helmet, the invention of the huddle and the game's most played rivalry.

The Leopards' success extends well beyond the competitive venues, annually ranking among the nation's leaders in student-athlete graduation success rate and individual scholar-athlete honors.

 

 Game-by-Game Results

DateLocationScoreResult
10/25/1884Easton56-0W
11/12/1884Bethlehem34-4W
10/31/1885BethlehemJun-00W
11/21/1885Easton6-JunT
11/06/1886EastonDec-00W
11/24/1886BethlehemApr-00W
10/29/1887Bethlehem10-AprL
11/23/1887EastonJun-00W
11/17/1888Easton6-AprL
11/27/1888Bethlehem0-16L
10/30/1889Bethlehem16-OctL
11/16/1889Easton6-JunT
11/01/1890Easton0-30L
11/15/1890BethlehemJun-66L
11/04/1891Bethlehem22-AprL
11/11/1891Easton6-FebL
11/25/1891Wilkes-Barre  16-FebL
11/05/1892EastonApr-00W
11/19/1892Bethlehem15-JunL
11/08/1893Bethlehem22-JunL
11/18/1893Easton0-10L
11/14/1894Easton28-0W
11/24/1894Bethlehem11-AugL
11/09/1895Bethlehem22-12W
11/23/1895Easton14-6W
1896- did not play -
10/30/1897Easton34-0W
11/25/1897Bethlehem22-0W
11/05/1898Bethlehem0-22L
11/24/1898Easton5-NovW
11/04/1899Easton17-0W
11/25/1899Bethlehem35-0W
11/03/1900Bethlehem34-0W
11/24/1900Easton18-0W
11/02/1901Easton29-0W
11/22/1901Bethlehem41-0W
11/22/1902Easton0-6L
11/21/1903Bethlehem12-JunL
11/24/04Easton40-6W
11/15/05Bethlehem53-0W
10/24/06Easton33-0W
11/23/07Bethlehem22-5W
11/21/08Easton11-MayL
11/20/09Bethlehem21-0W
11/19/10Easton14-0W
11/25/11BethlehemNov-00W
11/23/12Easton0-10L
11/22/13Bethlehem0-7L
11/21/14Easton17-JulL
11/20/15Bethlehem35-6W
11/25/16Easton0-16L
11/24/17Bethlehem0-78L
11/23/18Easton0-17L
11/22/19Bethlehem6-OctW
11/20/20Easton27-7W
11/19/21Bethlehem28-6W
11/25/22EastonMar-00W
11/24/23Bethlehem13-3W
11/22/24EastonJul-00W
11/21/25Bethlehem14-0W
11/20/26Easton35-0W
11/19/27Bethlehem43-0W
11/24/28Easton38-14W
11/23/29Bethlehem13-DecL
11/22/30Easton16-6W
11/21/31Bethlehem13-7W
11/19/32Easton25-6W
11/25/33Bethlehem54-12W
11/24/34Easton13-JulL
11/23/35Bethlehem0-48L
11/21/36Easton0-18L
11/20/37BethlehemJun-00W
11/19/38EastonJun-00W
11/25/39Bethlehem29-13W
11/23/40Easton46-0W
11/22/41Bethlehem47-7W
11/21/42Easton7-JulT
10/23/43Easton39-7W
11/27/43Bethlehem58-0W
10/21/44Easton44-0W
11/18/44Easton64-0W
11/24/45BethlehemJul-00W
11/23/46Easton13-0W
11/22/47BethlehemJul-00W
11/20/48Easton23-13W
11/19/49Bethlehem21-12W
11/18/50Easton0-38L
11/17/51Bethlehem0-32L
11/22/52Easton14-JulL
11/21/53Bethlehem33-13W
11/20/54Easton46-0W
11/19/55Bethlehem35-6W
11/17/56Easton27-OctL
11/23/57Bethlehem13-26L
11/22/58Easton14-14T
11/21/59Bethlehem28-6W
11/19/60Easton26-MarL
11/18/61Bethlehem14-17L
11/17/62Easton13-JunL
11/30/63Bethlehem15-AugL
11/21/64Easton6-JunT
11/20/65Bethlehem14-20L
11/19/66Easton16-0W
11/18/67BethlehemJun-00W
11/23/68Easton21-JunL
11/22/69Bethlehem19-36L
11/21/70Easton31-28W
11/20/71Bethlehem19-48L
11/18/72Easton14-JunL
11/17/73Bethlehem13-45L
11/23/74EastonJul-57L
11/22/75Bethlehem14-40L
11/20/76Easton21-17W
11/19/77Bethlehem17-35L
11/18/78Easton15-23L
11/17/79Bethlehem3-24   L
11/22/80Easton0-32L
11/21/81Bethlehem3-OctW
11/20/82Easton34-6W
11/19/83Bethlehem14-22L
11/17/84Easton28-7W
11/23/85Bethlehem19-24L
11/22/86Easton28-23W
11/21/87Bethlehem17-OctL
11/19/88Easton52-45W
11/18/89Bethlehem36-21W
11/17/90Easton14-35L
11/23/91Bethlehem18-36L
11/21/92Easton32-29W
11/20/93Bethlehem14-39L
11/19/94Easton54-20W
11/18/95Bethlehem30-37 (OT)L
11/23/96Easton19-23L
11/22/97Bethlehem31-43L
11/21/98Easton31-JulL
11/20/99Bethlehem14-DecL
11/18/00Easton17-31L
11/17/01BethlehemJun-41L
11/23/02Easton14-7W
11/22/03Bethlehem30-OctL
11/20/04Easton24-10W
11/19/05Bethlehem23-19W
11/18/06Easton49-27W
11/17/07Bethlehem21-17W
11/21/08Easton15-31L
11/21/09Bethlehem21-27(OT)L
11/20/10Easton13-20L
11/19/11Bethlehem13-37L
11/17/12Easton21-38L
11/23/13Bethlehem50-28W
11/22/14Bronx, N.Y.27-7W
11/21/15Bethlehem35-49W

 

 Game-by-Game MVPs

Beginning with the 1960 meeting, the media in attendance at the Lafayette-Lehigh football game have selected the game's Most Valuable Player. There have been seven two-time winners of the MVP Award: Tom Costello, Erik Marsh, Brad Maurer and Jonathan Hurt of Lafayette, and Marty Horn, Kim McQuilken and J.B. Clark of Lehigh. Just two times have there been co-MVP's (1976 and 2006).

YeartStudent-Athlete
1960Al Richmond (Lehigh), RB, Sr.
1961Boyd Taylor (Lehigh), RB, Sr.
1962Walt King (Lehigh), QB, Sr.
1963Les Kish (Lehigh), QB, So.
1964George Hossenlopp (Lafayette), QB, Sr.
1965Hal Yeich (Lehigh), RB, Sr.
1966Rick Craw (Lafayette), TB, Jr.
1967Art Renfro (Lehigh), LB, Sr.
1968Jim Petrillo (Lehigh), RB, So.
1969Don Diorio (Lehigh), RB, So.
1970Rick Nowell (Lafayette), WR/PK, Sr.
1971Jack Rizzo (Lehigh), RB, Sr.
1972Kim McQuilken (Lehigh), QB, Jr.
1973Kim McQuilken (Lehigh), QB, Sr.
1974Joe Alleva (Lehigh), QB, Sr.
1975Joe Sterrett (Lehigh), QB, Sr.
1976Mark Jones (Lafayette), QB, Sr.
Rod Gardner (Lehigh), RB, Sr.
1977Mike Reiker (Lehigh), QB, Sr.
1978Steve Kreider (Lehigh), WR, Sr.
1979Joe Rabuck (Lehigh), RB, So.
1980Mike Crowe (Lehigh), DE, Sr.
1981Frank Novak (Lafayette), QB, So.
1982Jack Gatehouse (Lafayette), WR, Sr.
1983Marty Horn (Lehigh), QB, So.
1984Jim Johnson (Lafayette), QB, Fr.
1985Marty Horn (Lehigh), QB, Sr.
1986Bruce McIntyre (Lafayette), TB, Sr.
1987Mark McGowan (Lehigh), QB, Jr.
1988Tom Costello (Lafayette), TB, Fr.
1989Tom Costello (Lafayette), TB, So.
1990Erick Torain (Lehigh), RB, Sr.
1991Glenn Kempa (Lehigh), QB, Sr.
1992Erik Marsh (Lafayette), TB, So.
1993Scott Semptimphelter (Lehigh), QB, Sr.
1994Erik Marsh (Lafayette), TB, Sr.
1995Brian Klingerman (Lehigh), WR, Sr.
1996Phil Stambaugh (Lehigh), QB, Fr.
1997Rabih Abdullah (Lehigh), RB, Sr.
1998Ron Jean (Lehigh), RB, Jr.
1999Ron Jean (Lehigh), RB, Sr.
2000Matt Salvaterra (Lehigh), DB, So.
2001Josh Snyder (Lehigh), WR, Sr.
2002Joe McCourt (Lafayette), TB, So.
2003Jermaine Pugh (Lehigh), RB, Sr.
2004Brad Maurer (Lafayette), QB, So.
2005Jonathan Hurt (Lafayette), TB, Jr.
2006Brad Maurer (Lafayette), QB, Sr.
Jonathan Hurt (Lafayette), TB, Sr.
2007Rob Curley (Lafayette),QB, So.
2008J.B. Clark (Lehigh), QB, So.
2009J.B. Clark (Lehigh), QB, Jr.
2010Al Pierce (Lehigh), LB, Sr.
2011Chris Lum (Lehigh), QB, Sr.
2012Michael Colvin, QB, Sr.
2013Drew Reed (Lehigh), QB, Fr.
2014Ross Scheuerman (Lafayette), RB, Sr.
2015Nick Shafnisky (Lehigh), QB, Jr.