Northern Iowa 22

(2-4, 1-2 MVFC)

Youngstown St 20

(2-5, 0-3 MVFC)

4:00 PM ET, October 16, 2004

Stambaugh Stadium, Youngstown, OH

1 2 3 4 T
UNI 0 9 10 322
YSU 7 0 0 1320

Top Performers

Passing: T. Zetts (YSU) - 155 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: T. Freeney (UNI) - 29 CAR, 136 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Surrency (UNI) - 5 REC, 94 YDS, 1 TD

Northern Iowa 22, Youngstown State 20

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- Brian Wingert made a 31-yard field goal as time expired to give Northern Iowa a 22-20 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday.

Northern Iowa (2-4, 1-2 Gateway Conference) led 19-7 in the fourth quarter, but the Penguins surged back with two touchdowns. The Panthers drove 58 yards in 11 plays, setting up Wingert's winning kick, his third field goal in the game.

Youngstown State (2-5, 0-3) opened the scoring in the first quarter, when Tom Zetts threw a 73-yard touchdown pass to Matt Rycraft.

Terrence Freeney completed an 80-yard drive with a 1-yard run in the second quarter for Northern Iowa, but Wingert's kick was blocked. Wingert made a 39-yard field goal to give the Panthers the lead, 9-7, at the half.

Justin Surrency scored for Northern Iowa on a 39-yard pass from Eric Sanders and Wingert hit from 26 yards out in the third period.

After Demetrius Ison scored from a yard out in the fourth quarter, Aaron Marshall's run for a 2-point conversion was stopped short. But Zetts found Mike Roberts on a 9-yard scoring pass, and Nick Terracina's extra point gave the Penguins the lead with 3:53 left.