Scores

Final

Wofford 21

(8-4, 6-2 Southern)

Northern Iowa 28

(10-2, 7-1 MVC)

5:00 PM ET, December 3, 2011

1 2 3 4 T
WOF 7 7 0 721
UNI 7 0 7 1428

Top Performers

Passing: T. Rennie (UNI) - 67 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: E. Breitenstein (WOF) - 23 CAR, 131 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: J. Herring (UNI) - 4 REC, 54 YDS, 2 TD

N. Iowa 28, Wofford 21

Associated Press

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Tirrelle Rennie threw a pair of touchdown passes and fifth-seeded Northern Iowa rallied to beat Wofford 28-21 Saturday and advance to the quarterfinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

Jared Herring caught both TD passes for the Panthers (10-2), who will face No. 4 Montana on the road Friday or Saturday.

David Johnson's 1-yard TD run put the Panthers up 21-14 to start the fourth quarter. Wofford fumbled the ensuing kickoff in the end zone, and Phil Wright's recovery gave the Panthers a 14-point lead.

Mitch Allen had 162 yards rushing to lead Wofford (8-4), who outgained the Panthers 478-238 but committed three costly turnovers.

Northern Iowa improved to 6-1 in home playoff games under coach Mark Farley.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WOF
UNI
1st Downs2718
Total Yards478238
Passing2167
Rushing457171
Penalties10-552-15
3rd Down Conversions8-153-9
4th Down Conversions2-40-0
Turnovers31
Possession34:2925:31

Passing Leaders

WoffordC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Allen3/8212.600
Northern IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rennie7/12675.620

Rushing Leaders

WoffordCARYDSAVGTDLG
Allen281565.6046
Breitenstein231315.7346
Northern IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rennie19955.0019
Anderson11524.7022

Receiving Leaders

WoffordRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bersin3217.008
Northern IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Herring45413.5223
Anderson11111.0011

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWOFUNI
TD12:09Jarred Herring 23 Yd Pass From Tirrell Rennie (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 07
TD03:30Eric Breitenstein 3 Yd Run (Christian Reed Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERWOFUNI
TD05:45Eric Breitenstein 46 Yd Run (Christian Reed Kick) 147
THIRD QUARTERWOFUNI
TD10:21Jarred Herring 7 Yd Pass From Tirrell Rennie (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 1414
FOURTH QUARTERWOFUNI
TD14:56David Johnson 1 Yd Run (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 1421
TD14:56Phil Wright 0 Yd Fumble Return (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 1428
TD02:00Eric Breitenstein 3 Yd Run (Christian Reed Kick) 2128