This season, though, there isn’t the same feeling of continuity that permeated many of these other games. Part of that comes from the fact that, unusually for The Rivalry, both teams are packed with young underclassmen, many of them playing in their first Rivalry ever. Normally, The Rivalry is filled with narratives. This season, it feels like the master narrative is waiting to be written with two teams that, even at this late date, have unknowns.
The Lehigh Mountain Hawks (0-2) make a trip to Davis, California to take on the UC Davis Aggies (1-1). It’s a game that promises to be an interesting clash of East Coast vs. West Coast in UC Davis Health Stadium – a Big Sky vs. Patriot League matchup, which is a rarity during the regular season.
In November, the Mountain Hawks seemed to figure out some of the answers to their questions just in time to win two of their final three games, and in so doing having retiring head coach Andy Coen tie Bill Leckonby for the all-time head coaching wins record at Lehigh.
It kind of goes without saying that the Rivalry between Lehigh and Lafayette is the biggest game on the Mountain Hawks’ and Leopard’s schedules. Eighteen miles separate the two campuses in Easton, PA and Bethlehem, PA, and the football teams have faced off 153 times over the span of 134 years. When the two schools started […]
Penn and Lehigh have a long history of playing each other in football. They’ve never been rivals in the truest sense of the word, but their football programs are almost the same age, they both have a big focus on academics, and they’ve faced each other on the gridiron often. It’s difficult to put into […]
Last season, Lehigh finished with a 5-7 record. In both wins and losses, it felt like almost every game ended in a shootout – for example, a 54-35 win over Georgetown, or a 65-47 loss to Penn. So when Lehigh beat St. Francis 21-19 Saturday at Murray Goodman, it was a type of victory that […]
It was supposed to be a party for Lehigh running back Dominick Bragalone, but as St. Francis (PA) kicker Eric Bofenkamp lined up for a 30 yard field goal try, it certainly didn’t feel like one. Bragalone broke the school record for rushing yardage with his 137 yard, 3 TD performance, along the way also […]