Hate The Gate Top Games No. 3: Colgate 10, Lehigh 3, 9/22/1979
Lehigh head football coach John Whitehead knew Colgate head football coach Fred Dunlap well. Very well, in fact. Whitehead, the offensive coordinator for the 1973 Lambert Cup-winning Lehigh squad, was the architect of Lehigh's "Wing-T" offense, under Dunlap, that had driven the Engineers to new heights.
Under both Dunlap and Whitehead, Lehigh struggled mightily in the late 1960s. But the Engineers had a major resurgence in the 1970s when Lehhigh went from doormat to Lambert Cup champions. By the end of Dunlap's time at Lehigh, he guided the Engineers to their final "Middle Three" championships and for good measure put Lehigh in the Division II playoffs, their first postseason berth of any kind.
In September of 1979, Whitehead would, for the first time, coach against the same man who taught him how to be a head coach. For Dunlap had taken the opportunity to coach at Colgate, his alma mater, where he'd go to become head football coach and athletic director for twelve seasons after his time at Lehigh.
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