CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Tirrell Rennie threw three touchdowns and Northern Iowa beat Missouri State 38-14 Saturday to secure the Missouri Valley Conference championship.
The Panthers (7-3, 6-1 Missouri Valley) opened the game with Carlos Anderson scoring on an 88-yard kickoff return, followed soon by a 50-yard TD pass from Rennie to Jarred Herring. Rennie connected again with Herring on a 31-yarder in the third quarter, and with Maurice Turner on a 30-yarder in the second quarter.
UNI also scored on a punt return blocked by J.J. Swain, and Billy Hallgren kicked a field goal.
Rennie finished with 161 yards passing, completing 8 of 10 attempts.
Peyton Manning was among the former Tennessee players who praised and roasted Phillip Fulmer, who led the Volunteers to the 1998 national title.
J.P. Urquidez, the No. 17-rated offensive tackle in the ESPN 300, has signed with the Texas Longhorns after being released from his commitment to Baylor.
The SEC says it is closely monitoring its Twitter account after a hack led the league to post a couple images of scantily clad women Saturday morning.
Baylor and ex-coach Art Briles acknowledged "serious shortcomings" Friday night in a statement announcing that the sides have mutually agreed to terminate his employment.
Wyatt Davis is a physical offensive lineman who can provide some versatility to Ohio State.
Zachary Carter provides Florida with needed depth on the defense side. He can develop into a versatile defensive lineman.
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