Lehigh 14, N. Iowa 7

Chris Lum threw a pair of third-quarter touchdown passes and

Lehigh defeated Northern Iowa 14-7 in the first round of the FCS

playoffs Saturday.

Lum completed 18 of 37 passes for 262 yards, and Ryan Spadola

caught nine passes for 127 yards and a TD for the Mountain Hawks

(10-2), who won their eighth straight game. Lehigh advances to play

Delaware, which had a first-round bye, on Saturday in the second

round.

Quarterback Tirrell Rennie scored a rushing touchdown for the

Panthers (7-5), but kicker Billy Hallgren missed three field goals

– from 44, 26 and 31 yards.

Lum’s 62-yard pass play to Jake Drwal tied the game at 7 with

10:08 left in the third quarter, and the Mountain Hawks went ahead

on Lum’s 28-yard TD pass to Spadola with 2:07 to play in the

quarter.