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Panthers knock off MVFC-leading Jackrabbits, 27-6

October 21, 2012
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ( , Times-Republican

CEDAR FALLS - Sawyer Kollmorgen threw for 187 yards and two first-half touchdowns as the Northern Iowa football team tripped up Missouri Valley Conference-leading South Dakota State with a 27-6 victory on Saturday night at the UNI-Dome.

David Johnson rushed for 121 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries for the Panthers (2-5, 1-3), who earned their first MVFC win over the 20th-ranked Jackrabbits (5-2, 3-1).

SDSU's Zach Zenner, who entered the weekend as the top rusher in the FCS with 1,248 yards this season (208 a game), was limited to 112 yards in 20 carries.

South Dakota State managed just two field goals by Justin Syrovatka.

Kollmorgen threw a 40-yard TD pass to Sam Rohr and added a 16-yard scoring toss to Brett LeMaster for the Panthers, who also got a pair of field goals from Tyler Sievertsen.

Northern Iowa hosts Illinois State in next Saturday's conference game at 4 p.m.



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