Scores

Final

New Hampshire 34

(11-3, 7-2 CAA)

Northern Iowa 36

(12-2, 7-1 MVFC)

Coverage: GamePlan

7:00 PM ET, December 6, 2008

UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls, IA

1 2 3 4 T
UNH 7 20 0 734
UNI 12 14 10 036

Top Performers

Passing: P. Grace (UNI) - 255 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: P. Grace (UNI) - 14 CAR, 84 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Fox (UNH) - 3 REC, 82 YDS, 1 TD

Grace runs for two TDs as UNI gets by New Hampshire

Associated Press

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Pat Grace ran for two touchdowns and Terrell McMoore returned an interception 36 yards for what proved to be the decisive TD, giving Northern Iowa a 36-34 victory over New Hampshire on Saturday night in Championship Subdivision quarterfinals.

The third-seeded Panthers (12-2) survived a 100-yard interception runback for a touchdown by New Hampshire's John Clements to move into next weekend's semifinals.

They'll host Richmond on Friday night or Saturday afternoon.

It was a typical playoff game between these two teams -- wild and close. Northern Iowa won 24-21 in 2005 and beat the Wildcats 38-35 on a last-second touchdown pass last year.

New Hampshire's R.J. Toman was 16-of-30 passing for 243 yards and a touchdown, but he was intercepted four times and the Wildcats lost two fumbles.

Grace went 18-for-26 for 255 yards and added 84 yards rushing on 14 carries.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNH
UNI
1st Downs1719
Total Yards342404
Passing243263
Rushing99141
Penalties4-206-72
3rd Down Conversions6-154-13
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers63
Possession27:0532:55

Passing Leaders

New HampshireC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Toman16/302438.114
Northern IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Grace18/262559.801

Rushing Leaders

New HampshireCARYDSAVGTDLG
Kackert9374.1117
Toman13211.6113
Northern IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Grace14846.0214
Lewis13403.118

Receiving Leaders

New HampshireRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sicko68614.3026
Fox38227.3167
Northern IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Turner37324.3036
Collins35016.7044

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNHUNI
TD10:47Patrick Grace 14 Yd Run (Billy Hallgren Kick) 07
TD07:56Chad Kackert 17 Yd Run (Tom Bishop Kick) 77
SF04:32Ball Through End Zone 79
FG00:53Billy Hallgren 45 Yd 712
SECOND QUARTERUNHUNI
TD11:40Terrance Fox 67 Yd Pass From R.J. Toman (Pat Failed) 1312
TD09:54R.J. Toman 9 Yd Run (Tom Bishop Kick) 2012
TD07:14Corey Lewis 1 Yd Run (Billy Hallgren Kick) 2019
TD03:31Patrick Grace 5 Yd Run (Billy Hallgren Kick) 2026
TD00:00John Clements 100 Yd Interception Return (Tom Bishop Kick) 2726
THIRD QUARTERUNHUNI
FG12:42Billy Hallgren 35 Yd 2729
TD02:26Terrell McMoore 36 Yd Interception Return (Billy Hallgren Kick) 2736
FOURTH QUARTERUNHUNI
TD12:20Robert Simpson 1 Yd Run (Tom Bishop Kick) 3436