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UNI Panthers (9-4)


FCS Playoff Review: Northern Iowa 13, South Dakota State 10

The Score - Northern Iowa (10-4) beat No. 7 seed South Dakota State (8-5) 13-10 in the second round of the FCS playoffs.

Story Line - Behind it stout defense, UNI avenged a 38-7 loss to SDSU in the regular season, taking the lead for the first time on Matthew Cook's 18-yard field goal with 2:10 remaining. The game-winner capped a 12-play, 80-yard drive.

Game Ball - It would be unfair to distinguish one UNI defender, so credit the entire unit, which shut out the Jackrabbits after their first two possessions and allowed only 89 yards in the second half. Three different Panthers had first-half takeaways and three different players had sacks. Defensive end Brawntae Wells had one of each.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: W. McElvain2540
Passing TDs: W. McElvain20
Rushing Yards: T. Allen536
Rushing TDs: T. Allen5
Receiving Yards: I. Weston1040
Receiving TDs: I. Weston10
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2019
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/31 at 21 Iowa State L 26 - 29
9/7 vs. Southern Utah W 34 - 14
9/21 vs. Idaho State W 13 - 6
9/28 at Weber State L 17 - 29
10/5 vs. Youngstown State W 21 - 14
10/12 at North Dakota State L 14 - 46
10/19 vs. South Dakota W 42 - 27
10/26 at Missouri State W 29 - 6
11/2 at Illinois State W 27 - 10
11/9 vs. Indiana State W 17 - 9
11/16 at South Dakota State L 7 - 38
11/23 vs. Western Illinois W 38 - 7
11/30 vs. San Diego W 17 - 3
12/7 at South Dakota State W 13 - 10
Missouri Valley
  Conference Overall
1 North Dakota State 8-0 13-0
6 Northern Iowa 6-2 10-4
13 Illinois State 5-3 10-4
10 South Dakota State 5-3 8-5
Southern Illinois 5-3 7-5
South Dakota 4-4 5-7
Indiana State 3-5 5-7
Youngstown State 2-6 6-6
Missouri State 1-7 1-10
Western Illinois 1-7 1-11
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4092 (86)
Passing Yards: 2540 (65)
Rushing Yards: 1552 (85)
Points per game: 23.2 (88)
Yards per game: 314.8 (107)
Touchdowns: 32 (86)
Field Goals: 17 (11)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3900 (24)
Passing Yards: 2487 (56)
Rushing Yards: 1413 (21)
Points per game: 18.3 (10)
Yards per game: 300.0 (11)
Touchdowns: 26 (12)
Field Goals: 16 (114)
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