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N. Iowa 34, Nicholls St. 14

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Pat Grace ran for two scores and threw a touchdown pass to lead Northern Iowa to a 34-14 victory over Nicholls State on Thursday night.

Grace ran for 92 yards and passed for 152 for the Panthers (3-2). He scored on two 2-yard runs and went 9-for-15 with a 36-yard TD pass to Jarred Herring.

Derrick Law ran for 51 yards and scored on a 12-yard run late in the fourth quarter.

The Panthers, who finished with 378 yards of total offense, scored the last 20 points after Nicholls State tied it at 14 early in the third quarter. The Colonels (0-2) were playing for just the second time this season after having their first two games canceled due to hurricanes.

Nicholls State finished with 376 yards. Vincent Montgomery passed for just 106 yards, but that included a 36-yard touchdown throw to Antonio Robinson.

The Colonels scored first on a 9-yard run by Marlin Meeks in the first quarter.

Chris Bunch led the Colonels in rushing with 82 yards on nine carries.



2015 Southland Conference Standings

McNeese State9-010-1
Sam Houston State7-211-4
Central Arkansas7-27-4
Incarnate Word5-46-5
Northwestern State4-54-7
Stephen F Austin4-54-7
Southeastern Louisiana3-5-14-6-1
Abilene Christian3-63-8
Nicholls State2-6-12-8-1
Houston Baptist0-82-9

2015 Missouri Valley Football Conference Standings

North Dakota State7-113-2
Illinois State7-110-2
Northern Iowa5-39-4
South Dakota State5-38-4
Western Illinois5-37-6
Indiana State3-55-6
South Dakota3-55-6
Youngstown State3-55-6
Southern Illinois2-63-8
Missouri State0-81-10