Lafayette sets football schedule through 2021

By Kevin Kelley -

The Lafayette Leopards have set their football schedule through the 2021 season, as indicated in their 2018 football media guide.

Lafayette’s future schedules reveal the addition of six non-conference opponents, including a game at Air Force on Sept. 4, 2021. Lafayette and Air Force have never met on the gridiron.

Other opponents added to Lafayette’s future schedules include William & Mary, Monmouth, Penn, Sacred Heart, and Harvard.

Lafayette will face the William & Mary Tribe each season from 2019 through 2021. The two schools previously played a four-game home-and-home series from 2012 through 2015, with William & Mary coming out on top in three of those contests.

The Leopards will travel to face William & Mary on Sept 7, 2019 and then again on Sept. 11, 2021. The Tribe will visit Fisher Stadium in Easton, Pennsylvania on Sept. 19, 2020 and likely again in 2022, as this is probably a four-game series.

The Monmouth Hawks will travel to Easton to take on Lafayette on Sept. 14, 2019 and then again two seasons later on Sept. 18, 2021. The two schools are scheduled to meet this season on Sept. 15 and the series is tied at one game apiece.

Lafayette will host the Penn Quakers on Sept. 28, 2019 and Sept. 25, 2021. The Leopards will travel to face the Quakers at Franklin Field in Philadelphia on Sept. 26, 2020.

Lafayette and Penn first met on the gridiron in 1882 and have played 89 times overall. Penn won the most recent meeting 27-21 in 2013 to extend their lead in the series to 62-23-4.

Sacred Heart will visit Fisher Stadium on Oct. 5, 2019 and then Lafayette will travel to take on SHU at Campus Field in Fairfield, Connecticut on Sept. 5, 2020.

The two schools met to open the 2018 season, and Sacred Heart came away with a 35-6 win at home.

The sixth and final opponent added to Lafayette’s future schedules is the Harvard Crimson. Lafayette will host Harvard on Oct. 17, 2020 and will travel to face the Crimson at Harvard Stadium in Boston on Oct. 16, 2021.

In their last meeting in 2017, Harvard defeated Lafayette 38-10 to extend their series lead to 16-3.

Future Lafayette Football Schedules

Comments (7)

An astute observation noting that Harvard Stadium is, in fact, in Boston and not in Cambridge. Well played, sir.
The FCS coverage is a fantastic addition.