YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Tirrell Rennie rushed for two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 2:08 left, and passed for another as Northern Iowa outlasted Youngstown State 34-30 Saturday.
The lead changed five times, with Northern Iowa (5-3, 4-1 Missouri Valley Conference) trailing 14-3 early in the second quarter after Youngstown State's Kurt Hess threw touchdown passes of 33 and 71 yards.
The Panthers tied the game at 17 with 5:32 left in the third on Rennie's 29-yard TD run and took the lead on Billy Hallgren's 32-yard field goal.
The teams then traded scores, although the Penguins' extra-point attempt failed.
Jamaine Cook put Youngstown State ahead with a 39-yard run with 2:27 remaining.
Carlos Anderson returned the ensuing kickoff 57 yards to the Penguins' 19 and Rennie scored from there.
Youngstown State (3-6, 1-5) then turned the ball over on downs at its own 26.
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Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.
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