2004 Lafayette Leopards football team

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2004 Lafayette Leopards football
Lafayette Leopards wordmark.png
Patriot League co-champion
Conference Patriot League
Sports Network No. 19[1]
FCS Coaches No. 19[2]
2004 record 8–4 (5–1 Patriot)
Head coach Frank Tavani (5th season)
Offensive coordinator Mike Faragalli (5th season)
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator John Loose (5th season)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Fisher Field at Fisher Stadium
(Capacity: 13,750)
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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 fifth season as head coach. The Leopards played their home games at Fisher Field in Easton, Pennsylvania.

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, Pennsylvania Lafayette Sports Network W 48–7   4,283[3]
September 11 1:00 p.m. at Georgetown Multi-Sport Field • Washington, D.C. LSN W 17–6   1,842[4]
September 18 6:00 p.m. at Princeton* Princeton StadiumPrinceton, New Jersey LSN L 18–35   8,691[5]
September 25 1:00 p.m. at Richmond* University of Richmond StadiumRichmond, Virginia LSN W 21–16   5,121[6]
October 2 1:00 p.m. Harvard*dagger Fisher Field • Easton, Pennsylvania LSN L 23–38   5,365[7]
October 9 12:00 p.m. at Columbia* Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence A. Wien StadiumNew York City LSN W 35–18   1,318[8]
October 16 1:00 p.m. at Bucknell Christy Mathewson–Memorial StadiumLewisburg, Pennsylvania (80th Meeting) LSN W 14–13   3,026[9]
October 23 1:00 p.m. at Fordham Coffey FieldNew York City, New York LSN W 35–20   3,150[10]
November 6 12:30 p.m. at Colgate Andy Kerr StadiumHamilton, New York LSN L 19–22   4,514[11]
November 13 12:30 p.m. Holy Cross Fisher Field • Easton, Pennsylvania LSN W 56–20   4,543[12]
November 20 12:30 p.m. No. 8 Lehigh Fisher Field • Easton, Pennsylvania (140th Meeting) LSN W 14–7   14,000[13]
November 27 3:00 p.m. at No. 10 Delaware* No. 24 Delaware StadiumNewark, Delaware (FCS Playoffs First Round) LSN, CN8, CSTV L 14–28   13,707[14]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from FCS Coaches Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.