Scores

Final

Missouri State 0

(3-6, 2-4 MVFC)

Northern Iowa 42

(8-2, 6-1 MVFC)

5:05 PM ET, November 8, 2008

UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, IA

1 2 3 4 T
MOSU 0 0 0 00
UNI 13 6 16 742

Top Performers

Passing: P. Grace (UNI) - 141 YDS

Rushing: C. Lewis (UNI) - 24 CAR, 188 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Mejia (MOSU) - 4 REC, 36 YDS

N. Iowa 42, Missouri St. 0

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MOSU
UNI
1st Downs625
Total Yards81504
Passing78141
Rushing3363
Penalties3-184-37
3rd Down Conversions0-117-13
4th Down Conversions0-11-3
Turnovers10
Possession20:2139:39

Passing Leaders

Missouri StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kirby14/26783.001
Northern IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Grace11/191417.400

Rushing Leaders

Missouri StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sargent2157.509
Trotter2136.5011
Northern IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis241887.8235
Law12857.1117

Receiving Leaders

Missouri StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mejia4369.0014
Harbor4174.305
Northern IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gray34013.3018
Collins33913.0023

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMOSUUNI
TD05:53Patrick Grace 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 06
TD00:27Derrick Law 8 Yd Run (Billy Hallgren Kick) 013
SECOND QUARTERMOSUUNI
TD02:10Patrick Grace 4 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 019
THIRD QUARTERMOSUUNI
TD06:18Corey Lewis 1 Yd Run (Billy Hallgren Kick) 026
TD00:53Corey Lewis 3 Yd Run (Billy Hallgren Kick) 033
SF00:05Ball Through End Zone 035
FOURTH QUARTERMOSUUNI
TD07:29Craig James 75 Yd Interception Return (Billy Hallgren Kick) 042