As the Lafayette Leopards prepared to take on the Lehigh Mountain Hawks for the 157th Rivalry—the most-played football rivalry in the country—the entire Lafayette community got in on the action and enjoyed a weeklong celebration of traditions and activities. Here are images from some of those events.

SMACk the Lehigh Car

Rivalry Week was in full swing as Student Movement Against Cancer (SMAC) held their annual SMACk the Lehigh car event, raising more than $400. All proceeds will be donated to the Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center in Philadelphia.

During the event, Lafayette Activities Forum (LAF) also sold Rivalry-themed shirts. A portion of these proceeds will be donated to cover the costs of 35 Thanksgiving dinners for local families, in partnership with the Landis Center for Community Engagement and Cheston Elementary. Any additional funds will be donated to Cheston Elementary’s food pantry.

Rivalry Banners

Students gathered in Farinon College Center to create Rivalry banners— with jokes aimed at that other school (all in good fun, of course!)— to display throughout College Hill. Check out the banner making process, as well as a few banners out in the wild.


Hypnotist Erick Kand entertained a crowd of students on Wednesday night. Photos by: Caroline Burns ’22

Pre-Game Gatherings

Students, alumni, faculty, and staff connected showed off their school spirit before heading to the game, which was held at Bethlehem’s Goodman Stadium.

Rivalry Game

Pard Pride was on display for the 157th meeting of the Rivalry. Although Lehigh bested Lafayette with a 17-10 final score, Lafayette still holds the all-time series record in college football’s most-played game by an 80-72-5 margin. (Read full coverage of the game.)

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