Balanced Lehigh defeats Colgate 45-25



HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Zach Barket ran for a career-high 188 yards and two touchdowns Saturday to lead Lehigh to its sixth consecutive victory, 45-25 over Colgate.

Barket also caught two touchdown passes from Chris Lum as the Mountain Hawks (7-1, 2-0 Patriot League), the top passing team in the Football Championship Subdivision, turned to a more balanced attack against the Raiders (4-5, 0-3).

Lehigh amassed 268 yards on the ground to go with Chris Lum’s 226 passing yards. Lum, who completed 21 of 29, threw for four touchdowns to increase his FCS-leading total to 30.

The Raiders (4-5, 0-3) got within six, 31-25, with 14:00 to play on a 20-yard run by Nate Eachus. But Lehigh put the game away with touchdowns on its next two possessions, which ended with Lum touchdown passes of 14 yards to Barket and 9 yards to Jake Drwal.

Eachus had 96 yards on 25 carries for Colgate.