Scores

Final

Northern Iowa 42

(5-1, 3-0 MVFC)

North Dakota St 27

(1-5, 0-3 MVFC)

4:07 PM ET, October 10, 2009

Fargodome, Fargo, ND

1 2 3 4 T
UNI 7 14 0 2142
NDSU 0 10 3 1427

Top Performers

Passing: P. Grace (UNI) - 229 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: D. Law (UNI) - 9 CAR, 122 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: W. Holloway (NDSU) - 8 REC, 134 YDS

N. Iowa 42, N. Dakota St. 27

Associated Press

FARGO, N.D. -- Pat Grace shook off an injury and threw three touchdown passes, leading Northern Iowa past North Dakota State 42-27 Saturday.

Grace left the game briefly late in the third quarter after hurting his arm and shoulder while losing a fumble as he was sacked. He returned to throw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, a 39-yard strike to Maurice Turner and a 16-yarder to Schuylar Oordt.

Grace finished 14 of 21 for 229 yards for the Panthers (5-1, 3-0 Missouri Valley).

D.J. Hord had six catches for 105 yards and a touchdown for the Panthers. Derrick Law ran for 121 yards on eight carries.

Pat Paschall rushed for 115 yards for NDSU (1-5, 0-3). It was his sixth straight 100-yard game.

North Dakota State rolled up 514 total yards against a UNI defense that entered the game ranked second in the nation in yards allowed.

The teams combined for 27 penalties totaling 272 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNI
NDSU
1st Downs1929
Total Yards395514
Passing229308
Rushing166206
Penalties13-12114-151
3rd Down Conversions2-66-15
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers12
Possession21:5438:06

Passing Leaders

Northern IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Grace14/2122910.930
North Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mertens29/443087.012

Rushing Leaders

Northern IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Law912213.6168
Anderson9667.3119
North Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Paschall191156.1132
Mertens13413.2014

Receiving Leaders

Northern IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hord610517.5127
Turner25226.0140
North Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Holloway813416.8028
Veldman44511.3024

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNINDSU
TD07:38Carlos Anderson 5 Yd Run (Billy Hallgren Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERUNINDSU
TD13:29Daniel Eaves 20 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Shawn Bibeau Kick) 77
TD10:01Tredarrius Canady 10 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Billy Hallgren Kick) 147
TD04:05D.J. Hord 23 Yd Pass From Pat Grace (Billy Hallgren Kick) 217
FG00:17Shawn Bibeau 19 Yd 2110
THIRD QUARTERUNINDSU
FG02:12Shawn Bibeau 35 Yd 2113
FOURTH QUARTERUNINDSU
TD14:14Maurice Turner 40 Yd Pass From Pat Grace (Billy Hallgren Kick) 2813
TD09:14Pat Paschall 6 Yd Run (Shawn Bibeau Kick) 2820
TD05:15Schuylar Oordt 16 Yd Pass From Pat Grace (Billy Hallgren Kick) 3520
TD02:52Derrick Law 1 Yd Run (Billy Hallgren Kick) 4220
TD00:29Titus Mack 2 Yd Pass From Nick Mertens (Shawn Bibeau Kick) 4227