Scores

Final

W Illinois 13

(4-8, 2-6 MVFC)

Northern Iowa 28

(7-5, 3-5 MVFC)

5:00 PM ET, November 23, 2013

UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, IA

1 2 3 4 T
WIU 3 0 10 013
UNI 7 21 0 028

Top Performers

Passing: T. Norvell (WIU) - 252 YDS, 3 INT

Rushing: C. Albrecht (UNI) - 26 CAR, 156 YDS

Receiving: L. Lenoir (WIU) - 6 REC, 71 YDS

Northern Iowa grinds Western Illinois 28-13

Associated Press

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- David Johnson ran for 156 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday night to lead Northern Iowa over Western Illinois 28-13.

Ray Mitchell returned two interceptions for touchdowns and UNI (7-5, 3-5 Missouri Valley) ran the ball 42 times compared to only 12 pass attempts. Johnson eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the 15th time in his career and passed Carl Boyd to become fifth in UNI's career touchdown list with 32.

Nathan Knuffman's field goal gave Western Illinois a 3-0 lead before the Panthers scored 28 straight first half points. UNI won the game with defense and ball control the rest of the way.

Kevin Kintzel returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown for the Leathernecks (4-8, 2-6) with six seconds left in the third quarter to record the last points scored by either team.

Trenton Norvell was 23 of 52 for 252 yards and three interceptions for WIU.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WIU
UNI
1st Downs2012
Total Yards361247
Passing25268
Rushing109179
Penalties9-605-30
3rd Down Conversions10-234-13
4th Down Conversions3-61-1
Turnovers32
Possession35:5024:10

Passing Leaders

Western IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Norvell23/512524.903
Northern IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carnes4/12685.701

Rushing Leaders

Western IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Baker17422.507
Watson12312.607
Northern IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Albrecht261566.0048
Carnes9121.3012

Receiving Leaders

Western IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Borsellino57214.4037
Lenoir67111.8025
Northern IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Owens23618.0031
Vereen11717.0017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWIUUNI
FG09:15Nathan Knuffman 37 Yd 30
TD02:59David Johnson 2 Yd Run (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 37
SECOND QUARTERWIUUNI
TD04:20David Johnson 11 Yd Run (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 314
TD04:09Ray Mitchell 44 Yd Interception Return (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 321
TD00:23Ray Mitchell 72 Yd Interception Return (Tyler Sievertsen Kick) 328
THIRD QUARTERWIUUNI
FG08:26Nathan Knuffman 37 Yd 628
TD00:06Kevin Kintzel 30 Yd Interception Return (Nathan Knuffman Kick) 1328