Scores

Final

Youngstown St 13

(5-4, 1-3 MVFC)

Northern Iowa 14

(8-0, 4-0 MVFC)

4:05 PM ET, October 27, 2007

UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, IA

1 2 3 4 T
YSU 10 3 0 013
UNI 0 0 0 1414

Top Performers

Passing: T. Zetts (YSU) - 245 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Lewis (UNI) - 23 CAR, 66 YDS

Receiving: J. Gray (UNI) - 5 REC, 77 YDS, 1 TD

N. Iowa 14, Youngstown St. 13

Associated Press

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) -- Johnny Gray grabbed a touchdown pass and ran for another as Northern Iowa posted a fourth-quarter rally to beat Youngstown St. 14-13 on Saturday.

The Panthers (8-0, 4-0 Gateway) trailed 13-0 entering the final quarter before Eric Sanders connected with Gray on a 29-yard pass. Gray followed up with an 18-yard run with 4:54 left to play to give Northern Iowa its first lead of the game.

The Panthers were ranked No. 1 in the Sports Network Football Championship Subdivision poll. Youngstown St. was ranked No. 20.

Derrick Bush caught a 28-yard pass from Tom Zetts to give Youngstown St. (5-4, 1-3) an early 7-0 lead. Brian Palmer kicked a 22-yard field goal to make it 10-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Palmer connected again on a 37-yard field goal to give the Penguins a 13-0 lead at the half.

After Northern Iowa took the lead, Youngstown took over on offense, starting on its own 13-yard line following a Panther punt with 1:36 remaining.

Zetts ran for six yards and completed a 12-yard pass to Ferlando Williams for a first down, but his next attempt was intercepted by Brannon Carter to put the game out of reach.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
YSU
UNI
1st Downs2015
Total Yards330272
Passing245170
Rushing85102
Penalties3-263-30
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers21
Possession29:3930:21

Passing Leaders

Youngstown StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Zetts25/352457.011
Northern IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sanders16/201708.511

Rushing Leaders

Youngstown StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith13503.800
Scott6132.200
Northern IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis23662.900
Gray11818.010

Receiving Leaders

Youngstown StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams Jr.8668.300
Bush45914.810
Northern IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gray57715.410
Lewis7395.600

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERYSUUNI
TD11:39Derrick Bush 28 Yd Pass From Tom Zetts (Brian Palmer Kick) 70
FG03:57Brian Palmer 22 Yd 100
SECOND QUARTERYSUUNI
FG07:50Brian Palmer 37 Yd 130
FOURTH QUARTERYSUUNI
TD11:58Johnny Gray 29 Yd Pass From Eric Sanders (Billy Hallgren Kick) 137
TD04:54Johnny Gray 18 Yd Run (Billy Hallgren Kick) 1314