Scores

Final

Southern Utah 21

(5-5, 2-4 away)

Northern Iowa 34

(8-2, 5-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, November 12, 2011

UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, IA

1 2 3 4 T
SUU 14 7 0 021
UNI 7 10 14 334

Top Performers

Passing: B. Sorensen (SUU) - 287 YDS, 2 INT

Rushing: T. Rennie (UNI) - 16 CAR, 86 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Brown (SUU) - 6 REC, 77 YDS

N. Iowa 34, S. Utah 21

Associated Press

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Carlos Anderson ran for 115 yards and quarterback Tirrell Rennie finished with 86 yards and two rushing touchdowns to lead Northern Iowa to a 34-21 nonconference win over Southern Utah Saturday night.

The Panthers (8-2) trailed 21-7 after Brad Sorensen's touchdown for the Thunderbirds (5-5) early in the second quarter. But the Panthers got within 21-17 at the half and Rennie's 16-yard run early in the third quarter put Northern Iowa ahead to stay, 24-21. L.J. Fort also scored two rushing TDs for the Panthers, who piled up 284 yards on the ground in their regular-season home finale.

North Dakota State's loss to Youngstown State into a first-place tie with the Bison in the Missouri Valley Conference at 6-1. Northern Iowa plays at Illinois State next week while North Dakota State visits Western Illinois. The Bison own the head-to-head edge having beaten Northern Iowa 27-19 on Oct. 29.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SUU
UNI
1st Downs2023
Total Yards352410
Passing287126
Rushing65284
Penalties8-820-0
3rd Down Conversions8-145-10
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers21
Possession31:2828:32

Passing Leaders

Southern UtahC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sorensen25/352878.202
Northern IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rennie10/161267.901

Rushing Leaders

Southern UtahCARYDSAVGTDLG
Minefee15674.5116
Brown6162.709
Northern IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Anderson1111510.5037
Rennie16865.4222

Receiving Leaders

Southern UtahRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brown67712.8018
Aiono56513.0018
Northern IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sinkfield48320.8040
Anderson2189.0011

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSUUUNI
TD09:20Austin Minefee 1 Yd Run (Colton Cook Kick) 70
TD06:43L.J. Fort 1 Yd Run (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 77
TD06:29Austin Minefee 99 Yd Kickoff Return (Colton Cook Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERSUUUNI
TD12:57Brad Sorensen 1 Yd Run (Colton Cook Kick) 217
TD07:51Tirrell Rennie 4 Yd Run (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 2114
FG03:01Tyler Sievertsen 41 Yd 2117
THIRD QUARTERSUUUNI
TD12:19Tirrell Rennie 16 Yd Run (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 2124
TD00:13L.J. Fort 1 Yd Run (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 2131
FOURTH QUARTERSUUUNI
FG02:39Tyler Sievertsen 43 Yd 2134