The Mountain Hawks began the season by dropping eight straight contests, failing to score a touchdown in the first six games. But instead of packing it in, they continued to fight. And that approach eventually paid off.
At Goodman Stadium on Saturday, a blocked punt helped Lehigh earn a 17-10 win over Lafayette in the 157th meeting of The Rivalry and sent the Mountain Hawks into the offseason with three straight wins. The winning streak snapped a school-record 15 straight losses, dating back to 2019, and Saturday's victory ended the Leopards’ win streak in college football’s most-played rivalry at two.
"I don't know if I could be any prouder of this group of players and coaches … because of what they endured throughout this season," Lehigh head coach Tom Gilmore said. "To rebound from what we went through early in the season, and then the progression, and to finish with three wins, with a win over Lafayette to finish the season is probably one of the most special experiences that I've had as a coach.”