YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Kurt Hess threw his fourth touchdown pass with 1:50 remaining and Youngstown State held on to beat Northern Iowa 42-35 Saturday night in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams.
After Hess completed a 26-yard TD pass to Christian Bryan, the Panthers began driving from their own 35.
On fourth-and-10 from the Penguins 32, Sawyer Kollmorgen threw a 14-yarder to Chad Owens. He then hit Brett LeMaster for 7 yards, but his next pass to LeMaster was deflected by Ali Cheaib and Donald D'Alesio as time expired.
The Penguins (4-0), off to their best start since going 6-0 in 2000, trailed by a touchdown midway through the third quarter and again early in the fourth.
Torrian Pace's 1-yard rush tied it at 35 with 7:07 remaining.
Hess was 20 of 28 for 290 yards. For Northern Iowa (1-3), Kollmorgen was 23-of-38 passing for 333 yards and three touchdowns.
Josh Boutte lost his starting job just two quarters into last season, but after an impressive spring he's positioned for a bounce-back year.
Who has the best receiving corps in the ACC? It starts with Clemson and Florida State.
Bills first-round draft pick Shaq Lawson explains how the Clemson program prepared him for the NFL, the importance of his versatility in Buffalo's defense and says he doesn't need surgery on his shoulder.
Bills first-round draft pick Shaq Lawson tells Hannah Storm why he was so excited to get the call from Buffalo and his relationship with coach Rex Ryan.
If healthy, Sefo Liufau should be the starter at quarterback for Colorado. If Liufau isn't ready to go, though, transfer Davis Webb could be the guy.
With spring practice in the rearview mirror, the Cornhuskers' youth movements along both lines are well underway.
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