Scores

Final

Liberty 24

(1-3, 0-2 away)

Lehigh 27

(3-1, 1-1 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

12:30 PM ET, September 24, 2011

Goodman Stadium, Bethlehem, PA

1 2 3 4 T
LIB 3 14 7 024
LEH 0 20 7 027

Top Performers

Passing: C. Lum (LEH) - 300 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: K. Sherman (LEH) - 16 CAR, 81 YDS

Receiving: C. Summers (LIB) - 15 REC, 205 YDS, 2 TD

Lehigh 27, Liberty 24

Associated Press

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- 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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LIB
LEH
1st Downs2414
Total Yards404424
Passing297300
Rushing107124
Penalties7-756-60
3rd Down Conversions8-165-15
4th Down Conversions1-11-4
Turnovers22
Possession28:5831:02

Passing Leaders

LibertyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown25/382977.822
LehighC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lum18/383007.922

Rushing Leaders

LibertyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Brown21643.0010
Allen8455.6115
LehighCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sherman16815.1029
Barket12433.6017

Receiving Leaders

LibertyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Summers1520513.7249
Kelly57214.4018
LehighRECYDSAVGTDLG
Spadola712117.3155
Sherman17373.0173

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERLIBLEH
FG09:41Alex Kacere 39 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERLIBLEH
FG11:17Tim Divers 30 Yd 33
TD11:05Ryan Spadola 55 Yd Pass From Chris Lum (Tim Divers Kick) 310
TD10:06Chris Summers 49 Yd Pass From Mike Brown (Alex Kacere Kick) 1010
FG06:21Tim Divers 30 Yd 1013
TD02:22Chris Summers 28 Yd Pass From Mike Brown (Alex Kacere Kick) 1713
TD02:05Keith Sherman 73 Yd Pass From Chris Lum (Tim Divers Kick) 1720
THIRD QUARTERLIBLEH
TD09:16Mike Colvin 4 Yd Run (Tim Divers Kick) 1727
TD02:45Aldreakis Allen 15 Yd Run (Alex Kacere Kick) 2427