Missouri StateBearsMOST
3-6, 2-4 Conf
Northern IowaPanthersUNI
8-2, 6-1 Conf

N. Iowa 42, Missouri St. 0

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Northern Iowa got two touchdowns each from Pat Grace and Corey Lewis and the Panthers' defense limited Missouri State to just 81 total yards Saturday in a 42-0 Missouri Valley Football Conference win over the Bears.

Grace returned from an injury to pass for 141 yards and rush for 27 for UNI (8-2, 6-1). He scored on a 1-yard run in the first quarter and a 4-yard run late in the second.

Lewis led the Panthers in rushing with 188 yards on 24 carries. He scored twice in the third quarter on runs of 1 and 3 yards.

Derrick Law, who ran for 85 yards, scored on an 8-yard run and Craig James returned an interception 75 yards for a score.

The Panthers' defense took charge early, limiting the Bears (3-6, 2-4) to just 3 yards rushing and 78 yards passing.

Cody Kirby completed 14 of 26 passes and was intercepted once.

Jeff Sargent was the Bears' leading rusher with 15 yards.

Missouri State was 0-for-11 on third-down conversions.



2015 Missouri Valley Football Conference Standings

North Dakota State7-113-2
Illinois State7-110-2
Northern Iowa5-39-4
South Dakota State5-38-4
Western Illinois5-37-6
Indiana State3-55-6
South Dakota3-55-6
Youngstown State3-55-6
Southern Illinois2-63-8
Missouri State0-81-10