BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Drew Reed threw for three touchdowns and had plenty of help as Lafayette won its first Patriot League title and FCS playoff berth since 2006 with a surprisingly easy 50-28 win over Lehigh on Saturday.
Reed, a freshman, completed 20 of 27 passes for a career-high 378 yards. Mark Ross and Demetrius Dixon each had a touchdown among their six receptions for 127 and 107 yards respectively. Ross Scheuerman ran for 106 yards and two touchdowns.
Ross and Scheuerman both surpassed 1,000 yards for the season, the second for Ross.
But it was the defense for the Leopards (5-6, 4-1) that made a difference in the winner-take-all game that ended a five-game losing streak in the country's longest-running rivalry.
The Mountain Hawks (8-3, 3-2) only had 307 yards and had three turnovers. Keith Sherman ran for 141 yards and a touchdown.
Senior Jake Rudock started for the Wolverines on Thursday night in the opener against Utah. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh had kept it a secret all preseason on who would be Michigan's starter.
Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones is "doing fine" after he was released from the hospital Wednesday night after being treated for symptoms related to a migraine headache.
East Carolina receiver Trevon Brown will miss three games after being placed on probation for a violation of the school's student code of conduct.
Five Rutgers players were suspended Thursday after home-invasion and assault charges, another jolt to a program whose coach is embroiled in an ongoing academics-related probe.
Nebraska coach Mike Riley announced the suspensions Thursday of five players, including three key contributors, for the Cornhuskers' season opener Saturday against BYU.
The Florida Gators will start Treon Harris at quarterback in Saturday's opener vs. New Mexico State over redshirt freshman Will Grier, coach Jim McElwain said Tuesday.