Lehigh 27, Liberty 24

Chris Lum threw for 300 yards and two touchdowns as Lehigh

defeated Liberty 27-24 on Saturday and recorded its first 3-1 start

since 2007.

Trailing 17-13 with 2:17 left in the second quarter, Lum threw a

73-yard pass to Keith Sherman to give Lehigh a 20-17 lead. On the

Mountain Hawks’ first possession of the second half, Michael Colvin

capped off a 12-play, 70-yard drive with a touchdown from 4 yards

out to extend the lead to 27-17 halfway through the third

quarter.

Liberty (2-2) fought back with a touchdown late in the third

quarter but the Lehigh defense stiffened and held the Flames

scoreless in the fourth.

Lum, who had his fourth consecutive 300-yard passing game this

season, benefited from the sure hands of receiver Ryan Spadola.

Spadola finished with 121 yards on seven catches including a

55-yard bomb from Lum to give Lehigh an early 10-3 lead.