Scores

Final

Northern Iowa 31

(1-5, 0-3 MVC)

S Illinois 34

(4-3, 3-1 MVC)

3:00 PM ET, October 13, 2012

Saluki Stadium, CARBONDALE, IL

1 2 3 4 T
UNI 14 7 0 1031
SIU 6 15 10 334

Top Performers

Passing: S. Kollmorgen (UNI) - 243 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: D. Johnson (UNI) - 16 CAR, 118 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: B. LeMaster (UNI) - 6 REC, 112 YDS, 1 TD

S. Illinois 34, N. Iowa 31

Associated Press

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Austin Johnson kicked a 24-yard field goal with 59 seconds to play and Southern Illinois rallied to beat Northern Iowa 34-31 on Saturday.

The Salukis (4-3, 3-1 MVC) trailed 21-6 in the second quarter when Kenn Boatright blocked a UNI punt and recovered it in the end zone for a touchdown. The Panthers (1-5, 0-3) were driving for a touchdown late in the half when SIU's Bryan Presume picked up the ball at the goal line and ran 100 yards for a touchdown. A 2-point conversion tied it at 21.

Southern Illinois took a 31-21 lead thanks in part to Kory Faulkner's 21-yard scoring pass to MyCole Pruitt, but Northern Iowa tied it at 31 before Johnson's winning kick.

David Johnson ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns for the Panthers. Faulkner ran for a 49-yard touchdown for SIU.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNI
SIU
1st Downs1717
Total Yards417288
Passing243135
Rushing174153
Penalties4-406-65
3rd Down Conversions4-135-15
4th Down Conversions2-32-2
Turnovers32
Possession26:2033:40

Passing Leaders

Northern IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kollmorgen18/272439.010
Southern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Faulkner16/201356.810

Rushing Leaders

Northern IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson161187.4252
Anderson11686.2138
Southern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Faulkner14735.2149
Strother23632.708

Receiving Leaders

Northern IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
LeMaster611218.7176
Sinkfield7628.9019
Southern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
McKinney8688.5016
Pruitt23216.0121

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNISIU
TD12:04Kory Faulkner 49 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 06
TD11:01Carlos Anderson 5 Yd Run (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 76
TD01:17David Johnson 10 Yd Run (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 146
SECOND QUARTERUNISIU
TD10:36Brett LeMaster 76 Yd Pass From Sawyer Kollmorgen (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 216
TD07:40Kenneth Boatright 0 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Austin Johnson Kick) 2113
TD01:06Bryan Presume 100 Yd Fumble Return (Kory Faulkner Pass To Adam Fuehne For Two-Point Conversion) 2121
THIRD QUARTERUNISIU
FG02:49Austin Johnson 34 Yd 2124
TD02:29MyCole Pruitt 21 Yd Pass From Kory Faulkner (Austin Johnson Kick) 2131
FOURTH QUARTERUNISIU
TD13:40David Johnson 29 Yd Run (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 2831
FG09:54Tyler Sievertsen 30 Yd 3131
FG00:59Austin Johnson 24 Yd 3134