staff, September 15, 2012

In the first quarter, Northern Iowa's David Johnson stood out. He ran for 27 yards and one touchdown and caught one pass for 30 yards, and the Panthers lead 10-7 at the end of the first quarter. Northern Iowa struck first when Johnson pounded in a one-yard touchdown run, the final play of an eight-play, 83-yard drive. Sawyer Kollmorgen's 30-yard pass to Johnson from the 24-yard line pushed the Panthers into enemy territory.

Iowa tied the game at seven after Mark Weisman ran one yard to paydirt to end a 10-play, 75-yard drive. The Hawkeyes threw just one time during that march downfield. A seven-play, 43-yard scoring drive by Northern Iowa snapped the 7-7 deadlock, as Tyler Sievertsen made a 49-yard field goal.

Iowa will start the second quarter with possession at the Panthers' 42-yard line.


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