BTN.com staff, September 15, 2012
Iowa's front seven stepped up in the second quarter, allowing Northern Iowa to gain just 20 rushing yards, and the Hawkeyes have taken the lead 17-13.
Iowa got things going through the air in the quarter, passing for 83 yards. Mark Weisman's one-yard touchdown run put the Hawkeyes on top 14-10, the finishing touch on an 11-play, 65-yard drive.
A 48-yard drive that ended when Tyler Sievertsen kicked a 22-yard field goal helped the Panthers narrow the deficit to 14-13.
Iowa made its lead 17-13 when Mike Meyer kicked a 23-yard field goal on the last play of a 10-play, 54-yard drive. The Hawkeyes crossed midfield on James Vandenberg's 26-yard pass to Kevonte Martin-Manley from the 40-yard line. Despite driving to Northern Iowa's four-yard line, Iowa had to settle for a field goal.
The Hawkeyes will receive to start the second half.
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