Scores

Final

Drake 14

(0-2, 0-1 away)

Northern Iowa 45

(2-0, 1-0 home)

5:00 PM ET, September 7, 2013

UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, IA

1 2 3 4 T
DRAKE 0 0 14 014
UNI 17 14 7 745

Top Performers

Passing: S. Kollmorgen (UNI) - 121 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Johnson (UNI) - 13 CAR, 143 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: K. Vereen (UNI) - 5 REC, 87 YDS, 1 TD

Early offense helps Northern Iowa past Drake 45-14

Associated Press

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- David Johnson eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark for the eighth consecutive game and Northern Iowa's offense was too much for Drake in a 45-14 win on Saturday night.

Northern Iowa (2-0) used 31 first-half points and a stingy defense to defeat Drake (0-2) a week after opening the season with a road victory against Iowa State.

Johnson scored for the 11th consecutive game, producing 143 yards rushing and one touchdown on a 65-yard scamper to lead a balanced offensive attack for the Panthers.

Six Northern Iowa players scored a touchdown, including linebacker Jake Farley who recovered a fumble and returned it 20 yards to open the scoring for the Panthers.

The Northern Iowa defense held Drake to 167 yards of total offense and the Bulldogs were just 1 of 16 on third-down conversions.

Andy Rice passed for 121 yards and one touchdown to lead Drake.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DRAKE
UNI
1st Downs1215
Total Yards167388
Passing134121
Rushing33267
Penalties9-659-83
3rd Down Conversions1-163-13
4th Down Conversions0-30-0
Turnovers21
Possession29:0031:00

Passing Leaders

DrakeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rice15/271214.510
Northern IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kollmorgen11/141218.620

Rushing Leaders

DrakeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Scott16623.9014
Washington294.508
Northern IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson1314311.0165
Smith14825.9130

Receiving Leaders

DrakeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Butler45614.0019
Saubert3206.708
Northern IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Vereen58717.4136
Owens2189.0014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERDRAKEUNI
TD12:29Jake Farley Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 07
FG05:00Tyler Sievertsen 23 Yd 010
TD01:37Phil Wright 8 Yd Pass From Sawyer Kollmorgen (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 017
SECOND QUARTERDRAKEUNI
TD12:03Kevin Vereen 17 Yd Pass From Sawyer Kollmorgen (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 024
TD07:28Brion Carnes 1 Yd Run (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 031
THIRD QUARTERDRAKEUNI
TD11:44Gary Scott 7 Yd Pass From Andy Rice (Benjamin Tesson Kick) 731
TD11:32David Johnson 65 Yd Run (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 738
TD00:15Mike Ratelle 37 Yd Interception Return (Benjamin Tesson Kick) 1438
FOURTH QUARTERDRAKEUNI
TD03:52Tyvis Smith 30 Yd Run (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 1445