Northern Iowa 24

(10-3, 3-3 away)

New Hampshire 21

(11-2, 7-1 home)

11:00 AM ET, December 3, 2005

Cowell Stadium, Durham, NH

1 2 3 4 T
UNI 7 14 0 324
UNH 0 14 7 021

Top Performers

Passing: R. Santos (UNH) - 345 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: D. Horne (UNI) - 28 CAR, 144 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Ball (UNH) - 10 REC, 188 YDS, 3 TD

Northern Iowa 24, New Hampshire 21

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) -- Brian Wingert's 22-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter gave Northern Iowa a 24-21 victory over New Hampshire in an NCAA I-AA quarterfinal game Saturday.

The Panthers (10-3) play the winner of the Cal Poly-Texas State game later Saturday in next week's semifinals.

Wingert, who kicked a game-winning field goal with 51 seconds left last week against Eastern Washington, hit his 22-yarder with 11:50 remaining. The kick was set up by a 21-yard pass from Eric Sanders to Justin Surrency.

New Hampshire, ranked No. 1 in the I-AA poll, outgained the Panthers 631 yards to 351 but lost three fumbles in the second half

New Hampshire (11-2) fell behind 21-0 after 23 minutes, but pulled even at the end of the third quarter as Ricky Santos threw touchdowns passes of 29, 8 and 20 to David Ball.

Northern Iowa scored first on a 40-yard run by David Horne, who finished with 144 yards on 28 carries. Sanders, who completed 15-of-25 passes for 185 yards, then threw a 32-yeard scoring pass to Horne and Terry Freeney added a 1-yard plunge with 7:03 left in the half.

Santos finished 27-for-42 for 345 yards and ran for 106 yards on 21 carries. Ball caught 10 passes for 188 yards.