2004 Lafayette Leopards football team

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2004 Lafayette Leopards football
Patriot League Co-champions
Conference Patriot League
Sports Network #19[1]
FCS Coaches #19[2]
2004 record 8-4 (5-1 Patriot)
Head coach Frank Tavani (5th year)
Offensive coordinator Mike Faragalli
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator John Loose
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Fisher Field at Fisher Stadium
(Capacity: 13,750)
« 2003 2005 »

The 2004 Lafayette Leopards football team represented Lafayette College in the 2004 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The team was led by Frank Tavani, in his 5th season as head coach. The Leopards played their home games at Fisher Field in Easton, PA.

Lafayette played in its first post-season game ever at Delaware by virtue of winning the Patriot League Championship. Tavani was named a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year award.


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 1:00 p.m. Marist* Fisher FieldEaston, PA Lafayette Sports Network W 48-7   4,283[3]
September 11 1:00 p.m. at Georgetown Multi-Sport FieldWashington, D.C. LSN W 17-6   1,842[4]
September 18 6:00 p.m. at Princeton* Princeton StadiumPrinceton, NJ LSN L 35-18   8,691[5]
September 25 1:00 p.m. at Richmond* University of Richmond StadiumRichmond, VA LSN W 21-16   5,121[6]
October 2 1:00 p.m. Harvard*dagger Fisher Field • Easton, PA LSN L 38-23   5,365[7]
October 9 12:00 p.m. at Columbia* Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien StadiumNew York, NY LSN W 35-18   1,318[8]
October 16 1:00 p.m. at Bucknell Christy Mathewson-Memorial StadiumLewisburg, PA (80th Meeting) LSN W 14-13   3,026[9]
October 23 1:00 p.m. at Fordham Coffey FieldNew York, NY LSN W 35-20   3,150[10]
November 6 12:30 p.m. at Colgate Andy Kerr StadiumHamilton, NY LSN L 22-19   4,514[11]
November 13 12:30 p.m. Holy Cross Fisher Field • Easton, PA LSN W 56-20   4,543[12]
November 20 12:30 p.m. #8 Lehigh Fisher Field • Easton, PA (140th Meeting) LSN W 14-7   14,000[13]
November 27 3:00 p.m. at #10 Delaware* #24 Delaware StadiumNewark, DE (NCAA Division I Playoffs First Round) LSN, CN8, CSTV L 28-14   13,707[14]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from FCS Coaches Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.