Running back Harvey Reed of Howard University was named to the Associated Press' Division I-AA all-America football team yesterday.

He led the division in rushing with 1,512 yards, an average of 151.20 a game. He was the second-leading scorer with 20 touchdowns . . .

Colgate running back Kenny Gamble, winner of the Walter Payton award as top Division I-AA football player, responded: "I figured Gordie Lockbaum was going to win because he finished third in the Heisman Trophy balloting."

Reed was the only player on an area team to get any votes in the Payton balloting. Holy Cross' Mark Duffner, a graduate of Annandale High School, won the Eddie Robinson Award as top I-AA football coach. Willie Jeffries of Howard was one of the nominees . . .

Coach Dick MacPherson, whose Syracuse football team is 17-1 since starting 0-4 in 1986, won the Bear Bryant Award as top college coach. Syracuse (11-0) will play Auburn in the Sugar Bowl.

His quarterback, Don McPherson, overwhelmingly won the Maxwell Award as the nation's best collegiate football player. Holy Cross' Gordie Lockbaum edged Notre Dame's Tim Brown for second . . .

Fullback Lydell Carr of top-ranked Oklahoma expects to play against second-ranked Miami in the Orange Bowl Jan. 1. He's had a bad knee. . .

Hall of Fame basketball coach Frank McGuire, 74, and wife Jane barely escapted a fire that gutted their house near Columbia, S.C. "I was running for my life," he said. Firemen said Christmas tree lights apparently ignited leaking gas.