CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Malcolm Agnew's 5-yard touchdown run in overtime led Southern Illinois over Northern Iowa 24-17, in a Missouri Valley Conference showdown on Saturday.
The Saluikis (4-3, 2-1, MVC) took a 14-0 halftime lead on two Kory Faulkner second quarter touchdown passes. He hit Josh Sullivan for 6 yards after a 93-yard drive and LaSteven McKinney on a 5-yard strike with 16 seconds left in the half. Agnew finished with 113 yards rushing.
Northern Iowa (4-2, 0-2) answered with two TDs in the third quarter. Ray Mitchell picked off Faulkner on the Panthers' 8-yard line and returned it 53 yards, where he fumbled. The ball was scooped up by Deiondre' Hall, who scampered 29 yards for the touchdown. Later in the frame, Northern Iowa used more conventional means to score, as Sawyer Kollmorgen hit Kevin Vereen for a 52-yard touchdown.
Tyler Sievertsen's 30-yard field goal, with 4:33 left, sent the game into overtime.
Former Blinn College coach Brad Franchione describes Panthers star Cam Newton's transformation from playing at the junior college in 2009 to playing in Super Bowl 50.
North Carolina inked the No. 34-ranked recruiting class in the 2016 cycle with one ESPN 300 (Tomon Fox) and four more four-stars. The class of 2017 is well on the way to besting the 2016 class with four ESPN Jr300 verbals less than one week after signing day with the most recent being in state receiver Ryan Jones Friday.
Oregon running back Thomas Tyner has decided to take a medical retirement after sitting out all of last season because of a shoulder injury.
It hasn't been an easy road at USC for Pat Haden, the former Trojans quarterback turned athletic director, but at 63, he's earned the right to relax.
Readers want to know about all "downer" material, Iowa cutting ties with Stanford and an inherent southern bias in recruiting rankings.
What did we learn from the Big 12 conference sessions this week? Jake Trotter sorts it out in this edition of the mailbag.
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