Scores

Final

Northern Iowa 17

(6-5, 2-5 MVFC)

Missouri State 10

(5-7, 5-3 MVFC)

2:00 PM ET, November 16, 2013

Plaster Sports Complex, Springfield, MO

1 2 3 4 T
UNI 14 0 0 317
MOSU 3 0 0 710

Top Performers

Passing: B. Carnes (UNI) - 120 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Johnson (UNI) - 37 CAR, 167 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: K. Vereen (UNI) - 6 REC, 66 YDS

Northern Iowa holds off Missouri State 17-10

Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- David Johnson was the workhorse for Northern Iowa, carrying the ball 37 times and scoring twice in a victory over Missouri State 17-10 on Saturday.

Johnson gained 167 of the Panthers' 212 yards rushing, and had TD runs of 1 and 21 yards in the close contest. Northern Iowa (6-5, 2-5 Missouri Valley Conference) ended the Bears (5-7, 5-3) four-game win streak. Missouri State has not defeated Northern Iowa since 2005.

Five turnovers -- three fumbles and two interceptions -- hurt Missouri State, which had jumped ahead 3-0 on an Austin Witmer 37-yard-field goal on the opening drive. Successive possessions ended with six punts, three fumbles, an interception and two missed field goals but the Bears were still only down 17-10 after scoring on a Ryan Heaston 8-yard run with 4:57 to play.

After forcing a Panthers punt, however, Missouri State's Ashton Glaser was intercepted a second time.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNI
MOSU
1st Downs1519
Total Yards332320
Passing120147
Rushing212173
Penalties8-707-50
3rd Down Conversions7-214-16
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers25
Possession32:5827:02

Passing Leaders

Northern IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carnes14/211205.701
Missouri StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Glaser9/21834.002

Rushing Leaders

Northern IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson371674.5228
Carnes12413.4019
Missouri StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cooper-Falls16734.6029
Heaston10616.1114

Receiving Leaders

Northern IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Vereen66611.0033
Hall12020.0020
Missouri StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Buford36220.7037
Burton45814.5016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNIMOSU
FG12:10Austin Witmer 37 Yd 03
TD08:57David Johnson 1 Yd Run (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 73
TD04:05David Johnson 21 Yd Run (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 143
FOURTH QUARTERUNIMOSU
FG10:20Tyler Sievertsen 36 Yd 173
TD04:57Ryan Heaston 8 Yd Run (Austin Witmer Kick) 1710