Nov. 27, 2010

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) -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.