I am in Cedar Falls for this game, which has probably the best 0-3 team in the country in South Dakota State playing Northern Iowa, who is 1-2 themselves. It is always a good temperature inside the UNI Dome -- 72 degrees.
After one quarter of play it is still 0-0. UNI had two field goal attempts but both missed.
Already in the second quarter, SDSU had a 42 yard field goal attempt go through the uprights but there was an illegal formation on the play so it pushed the attempt back 5 yards and that one came up short. UNI had a big run on the ensuing play by quarterback Tirrell Rinnie to get down to the SDSU 6 yard line. Rinnie scored on a fourth and goal from the 1 yard line to put UNI up 7-0 with 12:26 left in the second quarter.
Two punts have been exchanged. Right now, SDSU starting out at their own 28 yard line.
SDSU drove down to the UNI 8 yard line on this drive but quaterback Thomas O'Brien was intercepted in the endzone just before the half. UNI took a knee to run the remaining seconds off the clock. We are at the half--UNI 7 SDSU 0.
Two scores right off the bat in the start of the 3rd qtr. SDSU scored on a Tyrel Kool 10 yard pass catch to start and UNI answered with a 8 yard run from Tirrell Rennie. UNI 14 SDSU 7 now with 6:05 left in the 3rd.
End of the 3rd quarter. UNI is driving now--at the SDSU 30 yard line. Score is still 14-7 UNI.
Here are some photos from the 1st half so far.
33 yard FG by Billy Hallgren of UNI to put UNI up 17 - 7 with 12:20 to play in the game.
SDSU touchdown with 2:30 left in the game. Touchdown pass to Colin Cochart from 6 yards out. UNI 17 SDSU 14.
SDSU on-side kick went out of bounds. SDSU has 2 Time Outs left.
UNI at the SDSU 45 yard line
UNI with a gutsy call--Rennie to Skyler Oordt on a 44 yd touchdown. 2:16 left in the game.
UNI 24-14 now,
Game nearly over. UNI's Varmah Sonie intercepts a Thomas O'Brien pass at the UNI 20 yard line. Just 1:35 left. One Time Out for SDSU.
Final UNI 24 SDSU 14