Scores

Final

Northern Iowa 28

(9-2, 7-1 MVFC)

Indiana State 0

(0-11, 0-7 MVFC)

12:05 PM ET, November 15, 2008

Memorial Stadium (Terre Haute, IN), Terre Haute, IN

1 2 3 4 T
UNI 7 14 0 728
INST 0 0 0 00

Top Performers

Passing: Z. Davis (UNI) - 111 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: C. Lewis (UNI) - 19 CAR, 78 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Lewis (UNI) - 2 REC, 24 YDS, 1 TD

N. Iowa 28, Indiana St. 0

Associated Press

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Corey Lewis scored three touchdowns and Northern Iowa clinched at least a tie for the Missouri Valley Conference championship with a 28-0 victory over Indiana State on Saturday.

It was the Sycamores' 25th straight loss over three seasons and the eighth time this year they failed to score a touchdown.

Heavy rain and wind forced both teams to rely mainly on their running games, and the Panthers (9-2, 7-1 Missouri Valley) totaled 238 yards rushing to just 106 yards by the Sycamores (0-11, 0-7), who managed only six first downs all game.

Northern scored its first touchdown on a 3-yard run by Derek Law with a half-minute left in the opening quarter following a short Indiana State punt into a a strong wind. Josh Collins returned the punt to the 27, and it took five plays for the Panthers to score.

Northern Iowa added two more touchdowns in the second quarter on a 3-yard run by Lewis and a 21-yard reception by Lewis from Zach Davis.

After a scoreless third quarter, a 52-yard pass from Pat Grace to Jarred Herring set up the third TD by Lewis, a 1-yard run, early in the final period.

Lewis finished with 78 yards on 19 carries, while Law had 89 yards on 17 runs.

Davis was 6-of-11 for 111 yards passing, while Indiana State's Ryan Roberts was 3-of-7 for 19 yards and one interception.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNI
INST
1st Downs186
Total Yards349125
Passing11119
Rushing238106
Penalties5-425-57
3rd Down Conversions2-105-15
4th Down Conversions1-30-1
Turnovers01
Possession29:2630:34

Passing Leaders

Northern IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Davis6/1111110.110
Indiana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Roberts3/8192.401

Rushing Leaders

Northern IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Law17895.2113
Lewis19784.1214
Indiana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Roberts17452.6010
Lough6355.8012

Receiving Leaders

Northern IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Herring15252.0052
Lewis22412.0121
Indiana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gray199.009
Stepp177.007

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNIINST
TD00:34Derrick Law 3 Yd Run (Billy Hallgren Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERUNIINST
TD05:48Corey Lewis 3 Yd Run (Billy Hallgren Kick) 140
TD01:00Corey Lewis 21 Yd Pass From Zach Davis (Billy Hallgren Kick) 210
FOURTH QUARTERUNIINST
TD10:05Corey Lewis 1 Yd Run (Billy Hallgren Kick) 280