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Lafayette could become first sub-.500 playoff team

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Updated: 11/19/2013 11:45 am

Bethlehem, PA ( - Saturday's Lafayette-Lehigh rivalry matchup will decide the winner of the Patriot League football title and which team gets the conference's automatic bid to the FCS playoffs.

A win for Lafayette would be historic for the playoffs.

By defeating Lehigh, Lafayette (4-6, 3-1 Patriot) would become the first sub-.500 team to qualify for the FCS (formerly Division I-AA) playoffs, which began in 1978.

Lafayette began the season by losing five of its first six games, but has since won three of its last four.

Lehigh, ranked 17th, is 8-2 overall and 3-1 in the Patriot League.

The two teams are meeting for the 149th time in college football's most-played rivalry.

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