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                                            UNI PANTHERS
                                                   Upper NW UNI-Dome • Cedar Falls, Iowa • 50614-0314 • http://www.unipanthers.com
                                                           Colin McDonough (319-273-5456) • Wes Offerman (319-273-3642)
                                                                                Fax (319-273-3602)




2011 UNI FOOTBALL                                             THIS WEEK IN PANTHER FOOTBALL
Dec. 5, 2011; Release #13
                                                                       #2/#3 University of Northern Iowa (10-2, 7-1 MVFC) vs.
    2011 UNI Schedule/Results                                                       #5 Montana (10-2, 7-1 Big Sky)
Date      Opponent                     Time/Result                        Game #13 • Fri., Dec. 9, 2011 • 7:05 p.m. (Central)
Sept. 3   at Iowa State                    L, 20-19                Missoula, Mont. • Washington-Grizzly Stadium (25,200/Sprinturf)

Sept. 10 at #16 Stephen F. Austin              W, 34-23                                     Series vs. Montana:
                                                                                             Montana leads, 4-0
Sept. 24 Western Illinois* (Family Weekend) W, 38-10                                          Television: ESPN
                                                                                        Radio: Panther Sports Network
Oct. 1    at Missouri State*                    W, 42-7
          TV - Mediacom
                                                                                    UNI FOOTBALL QUICK HITS
Oct. 8    #17 Indiana State* (Homecoming) W, 23-9             • The No. 2-ranked University of Northern Iowa football team will make its
                                                              12th NCAA FCS quarterfinal appearance in school history when it meets the
Oct. 15   at South Dakota State*               W, 31-14       No. 5-ranked University of Montana Grizzlies on Fri., Dec. 9. Kickoff is set
          TV - ESPN3                                          for 7:05 p.m. (CT) at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Mont. The
                                                              game will be broadcast live on ESPN.
Oct. 22 Southern Illinois*             W, 17-10
        TV - Panther Sports TV Network
                                                              • UNI is attempting to reach its eighth semifinal in FCS playoff history on Fri-
Oct. 29   at North Dakota State*               L, 27-19
                                                              day against Montana. UNI holds a 7-4 all-time mark in the quarterfinal round,
          TV - Fox College Sports Central                     but is 1-3 in quarterfinal games played on the road.

Nov. 5    Youngstown State* (Hall of Fame) W, 21-17           • The Panthers are making their 16th appearance in the FCS Playoffs and their
          TV - Panther Sports TV Network                      seventh since head coach Mark Farley took over in 2001.

Nov. 12 Southern Utah (Senior Day)             W, 34-21       • With a 23-20 double-overtime win at Illinois State on Nov. 19, UNI locked
                                                              up a share of its 16th Missouri Valley Football Conference championship and
Nov. 19 at Illinois State*            W, 23-20 (2OT)
                                                              its seventh title since 2001.
        TV - ESPN3

Dec. 3    Wofford                       W, 28-21              • The 2011 season is UNI’s sixth season with at least 10 wins since 2001. UNI
          NCAA FCS Playoffs - Second Round                    posted 10 or more victories in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2011.
          TV - ESPN3
                                                              • UNI senior linebacker L.J. Fort has been named the 2011 Missouri Valley
Dec. 9    at Montana                        7:05 p.m.         Football Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Senior quarterback Tirrell
	         NCAA	FCS	Playoffs	-	Quarterfinals                   Rennie was the league’s runner-up for Offensive Player of the Year.
          TV - ESPN
                                                              • Fort leads the nation in total tackles (167) and tackles per game (13.92).
Dec. 16-17	NCAA	FCS	Playoffs	-	Semifinals	        TBA
                                                              With 167 total tackles through 12 games, Fort is only four stops shy of setting
Jan.	7	   NCAA	FCS	National	Championship	         TBA         the UNI school record for most tackles in a season. His 339 career tackles are
                                                              the fifth-most ever by a Panther.
* - Missouri Valley Football Conference Game
All Times Central                                             • UNI’s mark of 18 defensive interceptions to 3 interceptions thrown (plus-15)
                                                              is tied for the second-best mark in the FCS.
For the most comprehensive and up-to-date information
on UNI football, log on to UNIPanthers.com                    • The Panthers rank No. 4 in the nation in scoring defense, allowing an aver-
                                                              age of 16.58 points per game.

                                                              • UNI sophomore kicker Tyler Sievertsen has been the second-most accurate
                                                              field goal kicker in all of Division I football (FBS and FCS combined) in
                                                              2011. Sievertsen has made 17-of-19 field goals (89.5 percent). Only one other
                                                              kicker in the nation with more than 11 FGs made has a higher percentage.

1 • UNI FOOTBALL
UNI Football Quick Facts
UNI Athletics Communications                         UNIVERSITY INFORMATION                              2011 TEAM INFORMATION
Fax: (319) 273-3602                              School: University of Northern Iowa (UNI)         Basic	Offense/Defense:	Multiple/4-3
Internet Site: www.UNIPanthers.com               Location: Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614                 Off. Starters Ret./Lost: 8/3
Mailing Address:                                 Founded: 1876                                     Def. Starters Ret./Lost: 9/2
Athletics Communications                         Enrollment: 13,168                                Specialists Ret./Lost: 1/1
University of Northern Iowa                      President:	Dr.	Benjamin	Allen                     Letterwinners Ret./Lost: 40/17
UNI-Dome, NW Upper                               Dir. of Athletics: Troy Dannen
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0314
                                                 NCAA F.A.R.: Lisa Jepsen                                        Football Staff
Assistant Athletic Director (FB Contact)         Nickname: Panthers                                Head Coach: Mark Farley (UNI ’87)
Colin McDonough (colin.mcdonough@uni.edu)        Colors: Purple and Old Gold                       UNI Record: 99-39 (11th year)
Office: (319) 273-5456                           NCAA	Affiliation:	FCS                             Overall Record: 99-39 (11th year)
Cell: (319) 415-4059
                                                 Conference: Missouri Valley Football              Office	Phone:	319-273-5674
Graduate Assistant (Secondary FB Contact)                                                          Office	Fax:	319-273-2357
Wes Offerman (wesoff@uni.edu)                          FOOTBALL INFORMATION                        Assistant Coaches:
Office: (319) 273-3642                           First Year of Football: 1895                      Bill	Salmon	(Assoc.	Head	Coach/Offensive	
Student Assistants                               All-Time Record: 620-382-47                       Coord./WRs),	Mario	Verduzco	(QBs/Co-
Kim Gavin (gavink@uni.edu)                       FCS Playoff Appearances: 16                       Offensive Coord.), Rick Nelson (OL/Re-
Cory Hall (coryhall8@hotmail.com)                (1985, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994,        cruiting Coord.), Jovan Dewitt (Defensive
Alex Miller (amiller4@uni.edu)                   1995, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008,         Coord./LBs),	Jeremiah	Johnson	(DB),	Eric	
Ben Schmitz (schmibao@uni.edu)
Mary Howell (mahowell@uni.edu)                   2010, 2011)                                       Sanders	(RBs),	Matt	Harken	(DL),	Blue	
Devin Johnson (johnsdal@uni.edu)                 Semifinal	Appearances:	7                          Adams	(DB)
                                                 (1985, 1987, 1992, 1996, 2001, 2005, 2008)
                                                 Championship Game Appearances: 1 (2005)
                                                 Last Postseason Appearance: 2011

                                                       UNI-DOME INFORMATION
       2011 Valley Football                      Capacity: 16,324
     Coaches Teleconference                      Surface: MondoTurf
Each Wednesday throughout the season,            UNI-Dome Record: 183-45-1
the Missouri Valley Football Conference          Largest Football Crowd: 17,190
will conduct a coaches teleconference.           (vs. Southern Illinois, Oct. 17, 2009)
                                                 No. of Sellouts (16,324+): 12
The call begins at 10 a.m. (Central) with        Press	Box	Phone:	319-273-6311
five	minutes	of 	news	and	notes	from	the	
conference	office.	Each	coach	will	call	at	          2010 REVIEW INFORMATION
five-minute	intervals	and	be	expected	to	        Overall Record: 7-5
speak	about	his	team	and	field	questions	        MVFC Record: 6-2/1st
from members of the media. Coaches or            Home: 4-2 / Away: 3-3
media	can	join	the	call	at	any	time,	but	        No. 17 Sports Network Poll
coaches are only obligated to stay on for
their	five-minute	segment.
                                                         UNI SPORTS NETWORK                        City                       Station    Dial Pos.
2011 Schedule                                        In 2011-12 News/Talk 1540 KXEL                Cedar Rapids .......... KGYM AM .......... 1600
(877) 393-4731 - Wed. (10 a.m. - Central)        will	begin	its	12th	year	as	the	flagship	radio	   Charles City ............ KCHA FM............. 95.9
Aug. 31; Sept. 7-14-21-28; Oct. 5-12-19-         station of the University of Northern Iowa        Charles City ............ KCHA AM ........... 1580
26; Nov. 2-9-16                                  Panther Sports Network. UNI Athletics             Des Moines ............ KXNO AM .......... 1460
                                                 and The Radio Group of Waterloo have              Hampton ................ KQCR FM............. 98.9
Coach                                    Time    a broadcast agreement that carries the            Independence ........ KQMG FM ........... 95.3
Valley Football News/Notes          10:00 a.m.   Panthers	on	the	“Blow	Torch”	through	this	        LeMars/Sioux City KLEM AM ........... 1410
John Stiegelmeier, SDSU             10:05 a.m.   season.                                           LeMars/Sioux City KLEM FM ............ 96.9
Trent Miles, INS                    10:10 a.m.       The Panther Sports Network will carry         Mason City ............. KRIB	AM ............. 1490
Eric Wolford, YSU                   10:15 a.m.   all regular and post-season Panther football      Mount Pleasant ...... KILJ FM .............. 105.5
Mark Hendrickson, WIU               10:20 a.m.   games and the weekly Mark Farley Show.            Waterloo.................. KXEL AM............ 1540
Brock	Spack,	ILS	                   10:25	a.m.   Panther Sports Properties works to coor-          Webster City ........... KQWC-AM .......... 1570
Craig	Bohl,	NDSU	                   10:30	a.m.   dinate the Panther Sports Network, which
Terry Allen, MSU                    10:35 a.m.   includes 12 stations.
Dale Lennon, SIU                    10:40 a.m.
Mark Farley, UNI                    10:45 a.m.

2 • UNI FOOTBALL
    2011 Valley Football Conference               • UNI head coach Mark Farley is sec-        son coach in UNI history with a record
                                                  ond on the Panthers’ all-time win list      of 10-6.
          Standings/Schedule                      with 99 career victories. Farley now            Robin Pflugrad is in his second
                     Conference       Overall     trails only Stan Sheriff’s 129 wins,        season as the head coach of
School               W-L Pct.         W-L Pct.    which he accomplished from 1960-82.         the Grizzlies. His overall record at
North Dakota State   7-1 .875         11-1 .917                                               Montana is 16-6. Pflugrad was named
UNI                  7-1 .875         10-2 .833   • UNI has posted an all-time record         the Big Sky Conference Coach of the
Illinois State       5-3 .625         7-4 .636    of 620-382-47 since the inception of        Year in 2011.
Indiana State        4-4 .500         6-5 .545    Panther football in 1895.
Youngstown State     4-4 .500         6-5 .545                                                TELEVISION
South Dakota State   4-4 .500         5-6 .455    • The Panthers boasted of nine players      The game will be broadcast live on
Southern Illinois    2-6 .250         4-7 .364    in the National Football League (when       ESPN. Justin Kutcher (play-by-play)
Missouri State       2-6 .250         2-9 .182    camps opened in late July), a list which    and Tom Luginbill (analyst) will call
Western Illinois     1-7 .125         2-9 .182    includes: Brad Meester (Jacksonville        the game.
 2011	Valley	FB	Composite	Schedule                Jaguars), Benny Sapp (Miami Dol-
Sept. 1                                           phins), Brandon Keith (Arizona Car-         RADIO
Sam Houston State 20, Western Illinois 6          dinals), Chad Rinehart (Buffalo Bills),     The game will be broadcast on the
Eastern Illinois 33, Illinois State 26            Austin Howard (Philadelphia Eagles),        Panther Sports Radio Network. Gary
                                                  James Ruffin (Cincinnati Bengals),          Rima (play-by-play) and Scott Peter-
Sept. 2                                           Quentin Scott (Oakland Raiders),            son (analyst) will call the action.
Michigan State 28, Youngstown State 6             Schuylar Oordt (St. Louis Rams) and
                                                  Ryan Mahaffey (Baltimore Ravens).           UNI PANTHERS INSIDE ACCESS
Sept. 3                                           Oordt was signed to the Jaguars prac-       Panther fans will be able to view most
Iowa State 20, UNI 19                             tice squad Oct. 12.                         of UNI’s home football games on
Penn State 41, Indiana State 7                                                                www.UNIPanthers.com through UNI
Arkansas 51, Missouri State 7                     THE GAME                                    Panthers Inside Access. For a nominal
North Dakota State 42, Lafayette 6                The No. 2-ranked and No. 5-seeded           fee, fans can get live streamed audio
South Dakota State 29, Southern Utah 28           University of Northern Iowa football        and video of most home games of UNI
Southern Illinois 38, SE Missouri State 10        team will make its 12th NCAA FCS            volleyball, football, men’s basketball,
                                                  quarterfinal appearance in school histo-    women’s basketball and wrestling as
Sept. 10                                          ry when it meets the No. 5-ranked and       well as some road contests. To sign
UNI 34, Stephen F. Austin 23                      No. 4-seeded University of Montana          up, please go to UNI’s official athletic
Illinois 56, South Dakota State 3                 Grizzlies on Fri., Dec. 9. Kickoff is set   website at www.unipanthers.com and
Indiana	State	48,	Butler	34                       for 7:05 p.m. (CT) at Washington-Griz-      click on the Panthers Inside Access
Western Illinois 35, Jacksonville 21              zly Stadium in Missoula, Mont.              link on the front page.
Eastern Kentucky 28, Missouri State 24
Mississippi 42, Southern Illinois 24              THE SERIES
North Dakota State 56, St. Francis (Pa.) 3
                                                                                                    PANTHER POINTS
                                                  This will be the fifth all-time meeting
Illinois State 52, Morehead State 21              between UNI and Montana. UNI is 0-4         SEARCHING FOR THE SEMIS
                                                  overall against Montana, 0-3 on the         UNI is attempting to reach its eighth
Sept. 17                                          road, and 0-2 in the FCS Playoffs.          semifinal in FCS playoff history on
*Youngstown State 34, Illinois State 27
Oregon 56, Missouri State 7                       1981   at Montana             L, 42-21      Friday against Montana. UNI holds a
Missouri 69, Western Illinois 0                   1987   Montana                L, 33-16      7-4 all-time mark in the quarterfinal
Indiana State 44, Western Kentucky 16             1994   at Montana*            L, 23-20      round, but is 1-3 in quarterfinal games
Cal Poly 48, South Dakota State 14                2001   at Montana**            L, 38-0      played on the road, with the lone win
                                                                                              coming in 2005 at No. 1-ranked New
Sept. 24                                          *NCAA First Round                           Hampshire, 24-21.
*UNI 38, Western Illinois 10                      **NCAA Semifinal
*Indiana State 37, Youngstown State 35                                                        UNI’s FCS Quarterfinal History
*Southern Illinois 20, Missouri State 18          THE COACHES                                 1985 Eastern Washington W, 17-14
*Illinois State 20, South Dakota State 13         UNI head coach Mark Farley is in his        1987 Arkansas State      W, 49-28
North Dakota State 37, Minnesota 24               11th season at the helm of the Panther      1991 at Marshall          L, 41-13
                                                  sideline. Farley has posted a mark of       1992 McNeese State        W, 29-7
Oct. 1                                            99-39 in 11 seasons, which includes         1995 at Marshall          L, 41-24
*UNI 42, Missouri State 7                         seven trips to the NCAA FCS playoffs.       1996 William & Mary      W, 38-35
*North Dakota State 20, Illinois State 10         Farley has notched a record of 60-20 in     2001 Maine               W, 56-28
*Western Illinois 27, Southern Illinois 21        MVFC play, which ranks him No. 1 on         2003 at Delaware           L, 37-7
*Indiana State 38, South Dakota State 28          the all-time league wins chart.             2005 at New Hampshire    W, 24-21
                                                       Farley is the winningest postsea-      2007 Delaware             L, 39-27
                                                                                              2008 New Hampshire       W, 36-34
3 • UNI FOOTBALL
Oct. 8                                                MONTANA GRIZZLIES                             With the score tied at 14-14 at
*UNI 23, Indiana State 9                              Montana holds a 10-2 overall record        the start of the fourth quarter, David
*North Dakota State 9, Southern Illinois 3            after a 41-14 second-round playoff         Johnson rushed in from one yard
*Illinois State 38, Missouri State 13                 victory over Central Arkansas. The         out to give UNI a 21-14 lead with
*South Dakota State 35, Youngstown State 28           Grizzlies earned the automatic bid         14:56 on the clock. When the ensuing
                                                      from the Big Sky Conference with a         kickoff was fumbled in the endzone,
Oct. 15                                               conference record of 7-1.                  UNI sophomore receiver Phil Wright
*UNI 31, South Dakota State 14                           Montana’s two losses this season        recovered for a Panther touchdown
*North Dakota State 51, Missouri State 21             came in its opener at Tennessee on         without the clock starting, and UNI
*Youngstown State 35, Southern Illinois 23            Sept. 3 (42-16) and in a Big Sky Con-      took a 28-14 lead.
*Indiana State 46, Western Illinois 24                ference matchup at Sacramento State
Illinois State 28, South Dakota 3                     on Sept. 24 (42-28). The Grizzlies are     NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE
                                                      7-0 at home.                               WEEK
Oct. 22                                                                                          UNI senior linebacker L.J. Fort was
*UNI 17, Southern Illinois 10                         GRIZ NOTABLES                              named the national co-Defensive
*Illinois State 17, Indiana State 14                  Montana is ranked No. 16 in the na-        Player of the Week by The Sports
*North Dakota State 38, South Dakota State 14         tion in both rushing offense (215.2        Network following UNI’s playoff-
*Missouri State 31, Western Illinois 17               ypg) and rushing defense (114.8 ypg        opening win over Wofford.
Youngstown State 49, St. Francis (Pa. ) 23            allowed). The Grizzlies average 33.2           Fort registered a game-high 16
                                                      points per game and allow 19.8 points      tackles in UNI’s 28-21 win. Despite
Oct. 29                                               per game.                                  yielding 457 yards against Wofford’s
*Youngstown State 56, Western Illinois 14                Montana has four players who            triple option, the Panthers defense
*Illinois State 38, Southern Illinois 30              each have more than 60 carries and         buckled down in the second half and
*South Dakota State 43, Missouri State 36 (OT)        350 yards rushing on the season. Peter     limited the Terriers to one touchdown
*North Dakota State 27, UNI 19                        Nguyen leads the group with 136            on six drives.
                                                      carries for 768 yards. Seven different
Nov. 5                                                Grizzlies have at least two rushing        NO STATISTICAL EDGE
*UNI 21, Youngstown State 17                          touchdowns.                                UNI has been outgained 879-429 in
*Illinois State 31, Western Illinois 7                   Senior Brody McKnight ranks             total offense over its last two contests.
*North Dakota State 27, Indiana State 16              fourth in the nation with an average       However, a plus-3 turnover margin in
*South Dakota State 45, Southern Illinois 34          of 43.96 yards per punt. As a place-       those games helped the Panthers to
                                                      kicker, McKnight is 21-of-27 on field      win both.
Nov. 12                                               goal attempts and 43-of-43 on PATs
*Indiana State 28, Missouri State 20                  this year.                                 DEFENSIVE P.O.Y.
*South Dakota State 27, Western Illinois 7                                                       UNI senior linebacker L.J. Fort has
Southern Illinois 45, Eastern Illinois 28             PLAYOFF TDs FOR HERRING                    been named the 2011 Missouri Valley
*Youngstown State 27, North Dakota State 24           For the second time in his career,         Football Conference Defensive Player
UNI 34, Southern Utah 21                              Jarred Herring caught two touchdown        of the Year. Fort tallied 57 points in
                                                      passes in an FCS playoff game. He          the voting of league head coaches,
Nov. 19                                               caught two touchdown scores in a           sports information directors and
*UNI 23, Illinois State 20 (2OT)                      first-round win over Maine in the          media. Cornerback Marcus Williams
*Missouri State 38, Youngstown State 34               2008 playoffs. Herring latched on to       of North Dakota State took runner-up
*North Dakota State 37, Western Illinois 21           two scoring passes in Saturday’s 28-       honors with 41 points.
*Southern Illinois 35, Indiana State 28               21 win over Wofford.                           With Fort taking the honor in 2011,
                                                          Herring moved into a tie for 10th      a UNI player has now claimed the
Dec. 3                                                place on the UNI career list with          award in four of the last five seasons.
North Dakota State 26, James Madison 14               17 receiving touchdowns. Brian                 Fort joins current UNI head coach
UNI 28, Wofford 21                                    Baker (1984-87) also tallied 17 scores     Mark Farley (1985), William Freeney
                                                      through the air.                           (1991, 1992), Andre Allen (1993,
Dec. 9                                                                                           1994), Adam Vogt (2001), Bran-
UNI at Montana, 7 p.m.                                ONE MORE FOR 100                           non Carter (2007), and James Ruf-
                                                      UNI head coach Mark Farley’s next          fin (2008, 2009) in the rich history
Dec. 10                                               win will be the 100th of his career.       of Panthers who have claimed the
Lehigh at North Dakota State, 3 p.m.                  Farley is 99-39 in 11 seasons at UNI.      league’s top defensive honor.

*	-	indicates	Missouri	Valley	FB	Conference	games;	   RARE FEAT                                  RECORD BREAKER
                                                      The Panthers pulled a rare feat in their   With 167 total tackles through 12
All Times Central, unless noted
                                                      second-round win over Wofford when         games, Fort is only four stops shy
                                                      they scored two touchdowns without         of setting the UNI school record for
                                                      any time running off the clock.            most tackles in a season. His 339
4 • UNI FOOTBALL
career tackles are the fifth-most ever by a       Last season, UNI converted 67 percent      RUSHING RENNIE
Panther.                                       (30-of-45) of its trips in the Red Zone,      With 100 yards at Illinois State (11/19),
                                               including 38 percent for TDs (17-of-45).      senior quarterback Tirrell Rennie sur-
UNI’s Top-10 Season Tackles List                                                             passed 2,000 rushing yards for his career
1. Joe Anderson (1981)              170
2. L.J. Fort (2011)                 167
                                               NOT THROWING PICKS                            at UNI. Rennie has racked up 2,125 yards
3. Peter Burns (1992)               163        UNI’s season total of only three intercep-    in only 23 career games, and he is averag-
4. Adam Vogt (2001)                 160        tions thrown is one of the best marks in      ing 5.46 yards per carry for his career.
5. Matt Pedersen (1999)             150        school history. Only the 1957 and 1955             Rennie is eighth on the UNI career
T6. Reed Hunemuller (1978)          141
T6. William Freeney (1992)          141
                                               UNI squads threw fewer picks in a year,       rushing touchdowns list with 24. One
8. Josh Mahoney (2008)              139        with each team throwing two intercep-         more TD will tie him with Errol Peebles
9. Ryan Doak (2000)                 138        tions.                                        (1985-88) for seventh on the all-time list.
10. Darin Heideman (2005)           137             Since 1985, the fewest interceptions
UNI’s Top-10 Career Tackles List
                                               thrown in a season by the Panthers came       CARLOS APPROACHES 2,000
1. Ryan Doak (1997-2000)            453        in 2007 when they had six.                    Junior running back Carlos Anderson
2. Matt Pedersen (1996-99)          426                                                      needs 104 rushing yards to reach the
3. Joe Anderson (1979-82)           380        INTERCEPTION MARGIN                           2,000-yard mark for his career.
4. Andre Allen (1991-94)            358
5. L.J. Fort (2008-present)         339
                                               UNI’s mark of 18 defensive interceptions
6. Paul Wolf (1991-94)              327        to 3 interceptions thrown (plus-15) is tied   AGAINST THE SOCON
7. Reed Hunemuller (1975-78)        303        for the second-best mark in the FCS. Sam      With a second-round victory over Wof-
8. William Freeney (1989-92)        300        Houston State leads with a plus-16 margin.    ford in the FCS Playoffs, UNI earned its
9. Bryce Paup (1986-89)             298
T10. Jason McCleary (1991-94)       296
                                                                                             first win against a team from the Southern
T10. Casey Tierney (2000-03)        296
                                               INTs ARE KEY                                  Conference.
                                               Keyed by 18 interceptions this season,
NATIONAL CALIBER                               UNI leads the MVFC in pass efficiency         ALL-PURPOSE PERFORMER
Fort leads the nation in total tackles (167)   defense (114.04 rating) and turnover mar-     Redshirt freshman running back David
and tackles per game (13.92). He has           gin (plus-1.42 per game). The Panthers are    Johnson has recorded 100 or more all-
posted at least 10 stops in every game this    fourth in the nation in turnover margin.      purpose yards in seven of UNI’s 12 games
season and 12 or more tackles on 10 dif-            UNI has 30 takeaways and 13 turn-        this season.
ferent occasions.                              overs in 2011.
                                                                                             FARLEY AGAINST THE BEST
ACCURACY COUNTS                                TOUGH TO SCORE                                Since taking over as UNI head coach
UNI sophomore kicker Tyler Sievertsen          UNI is ranked No. 4 in the nation in scor-    before the 2001 season, UNI head coach
has been the second-most accurate field        ing defense, allowing an average of 16.58     Mark Farley holds a record of 13-11
goal kicker in all of Division I foot-         points per game. Four of the top five teams   against Top-10 teams and a mark of 33-19
ball (FBS and FCS combined) in 2011.           in scoring defense (No. 1 Sam Houston         against Top-25 teams.
Sievertsen has made 17-of-19 field goals       State, No. 2 North Dakota State, No. 4           UNI’s last win vs. a top-10 team was a
(89.5 percent).                                UNI and No. 5 Norfolk State) qualified for    36-34 win over No. 10 New Hampshire on
     Ryan Estep of Norfolk State (20-of-       the FCS Playoffs.                             Dec. 6, 2008, in the NCAA FCS quarterfi-
22) is the only kicker in the nation with                                                    nals.
more than 11 FGs made who has a higher         SECOND HALF SHUTDOWN
percentage.                                    UNI has been especially stingy in the sec-    UNI AGAINST THE BEST
                                               ond half of games when it comes to giving     UNI has the most wins in MVFC history
44 CONSECUTIVE KICKS                           up points this season. The Panthers have      against ranked FCS opponents, with a 68-
Between field goal attempts and PATs,          given up only 67 second-half points this      42 mark all-time.
Sievertsen converted a string of 44 con-       season for an average of 5.6 points/game.        The Panthers are 4-1 this season against
secutive attempts before missing a 47-yard     UNI holds a 162-67 edge in second-half        ranked FCS opponents with victories
field goal against Wofford on Dec. 3. Prior    scoring.                                      against No. 12 Wofford, No. 14 Illinois
to that, his only miss of the season came         UNI has allowed only 13 total points in    State, No. 16 Stephen F. Austin and No. 17
on a 42-yard try against Western Illinois      the third quarter of games, outscoring its    Indiana State.
on Sept. 24.                                   opponents by a 79-13 margin in the third
     Eight of Sievertsen’s 17 field goals      quarter.                                      NOSE FOR THE BALL
have come from 40 yards or further.                                                          UNI senior linebacker L.J. Fort ranks No.
                                               BIG CHUNKS OF YARDAGE                         2 the nation with six forced fumbles in 12
BEST IN THE RED ZONE                           UNI has two players who rank among            games, and he is tied for No. 4 among ac-
UNI is No. 1 in the nation in Red Zone         the FCS active career leaders in yards per    tive FCS players with eight forced fumbles
scoring efficiency. The Panthers are 37-       carry. Quarterback Tirrell Rennie is No. 11   in his career.
for-39 (94.9 percent) in Red Zone scoring      on the list with an average of 5.46 yards
opportunities this year. UNI has scored        per carry, and running back Carlos Ander-     PAIR OF RUNNERS-UP
27 TDs and has kicked 10 FGs in the Red        son is No. 14 on the list at 5.36 yards per   UNI had two players finish as runners-
Zone.                                          carry.                                        up in the MVFC balloting for specialty
5 • UNI FOOTBALL
awards. Senior quarterback Tirrell Rennie       his 36-yard field goal served as the game-     ning back David Johnson added 82.
finished as the runner-up for Offensive         winner.
Player of the Year for the second straight                                                     SENIORS HONORED
season, and redshirt freshman running           HALF THE PLAYS                                 UNI honored 18 seniors prior to the Nov.
back David Johnson finished second in the       In its 23-20, double-overtime, come-from-      12 game against Southern Utah.
voting for MVFC Freshman of the Year.           behind victory at Illinois State on Nov. 19,        The Panther seniors include: of-
    Shakir Bell of Indiana State was the        UNI found a way to win while only run-         fensive lineman Kaleb Admire (Cedar
league’s Offensive Player of the Year,          ning half as many plays as the Redbirds.       Rapids, Iowa), defensive lineman Ben
while Austin Sumner of South Dakota                 Illinois State ran 100 offensive plays     Boothby (Clinton, Iowa), offensive line-
State was the MVFC Freshman of the              in the game, while UNI only managed 50.        man Sean Boren (Mount Vernon, Iowa),
Year.                                           The Panthers were outgained 401-191 in         defensive lineman Darren Branch (Twins-
                                                the contest.                                   burg, Ohio), defensive back Tre’Darrius
FINAL FOUR                                                                                     Canady (Sioux City, Iowa), wide receiver
Four Panthers are finalists for the top three   RENNIE IN MVFC PLAY                            Josh Collins (Sioux City, Iowa), line-
FCS individual awards presented by The          In seven MVFC games this season, senior        backer James Conley (Des Moines, Iowa),
Sports Network. UNI’s four finalists are        quarterback Tirrell Rennie was a com-          defensive lineman Will Eilert (Grinnell,
the most in the nation for a single school.     bined 93-of-140 passing for a 66.4 percent     Iowa), linebacker L.J. Fort (Waynesville,
   Senior linebacker L.J. Fort and se-          completion rate. He has thrown for 1,184       Mo.), linebacker Shawn Gerard (Eldridge,
nior defensive lineman Ben Boothby are          yards, 10 touchdowns and one interception      Iowa), defensive lineman August Haden-
among the 20 finalists for the Buck Bu-         in conference play.                            feldt (Solon, Iowa), wide receiver Jarred
chanan Award (given to the top defensive                                                       Herring (Burlington, Iowa), defensive
player in FCS), senior quarterback Tirrell      JOHNSON COMFORTABLE IN THE                     back Montari Leonard (DeLand, Fla.),
Rennie is on the ballot for the Walter          ENDZONE                                        quarterback Tirrell Rennie (North Lauder-
Payton Award (top player in FCS), and           Redshirt freshman running back David           dale, Fla.), linebacker Jordan Smith (Hum-
redshirt freshman running back David            Johnson has racked up 12 touchdowns in         boldt, Iowa), offensive lineman Jay Teply
Johnson is a contender for the inaugural        his first 12 career games. David Horne         (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), tight end Austin
Jerry Rice Award (top freshman in FCS).         owns the UNI record for touchdowns in a        Wells (Norfolk, Neb.) and offensive line-
                                                season with 19 in 2005.                        man Justin Wissler (Wall Lake, Iowa).
SPOTTING SOME POINTS
On seven different occasions this season,       27 UNANSWERED                                  SINKFIELD GIVES ‘EM THE DOU-
UNI has allowed the opposition to score         Facing its largest deficit of the season at    BLE BOOM
first. However, UNI has come back to win        21-7 with 12:57 left in the second quarter     Junior wide receiver Terrell Sinkfield
each of those games, holding a 7-0 record       against Southern Utah (11/12), UNI scored      doubled up his touchdown total for the
in that situation. UNI is 3-2 when it scores    27 unanswered points to win 34-21.             second time this season in a 21-17 win
first this season.                                 The 14-point deficit was the largest        over Youngstown State (11/5).
                                                faced by the Panthers since Nov. 20, 2010,        Sinkfield caught scoring passes of 32
FORT, SIEVERTSEN RECOGNIZED                     when they trailed Western Illinois 30-0.       and 31 yards in the first half vs. the Pen-
Following a 23-20, double-overtime vic-                                                        guins.
tory at No. 14 Illinois State on Nov. 19,       LARGEST MARGIN OVER SUU                           Earlier this season, Sinkfield caught
L.J. Fort was named the league’s Defen-         UNI’s 34-21 victory over Southern Utah         two touchdown passes in a win at South
sive Player of the Week and sophomore           on Nov. 12 is the only time this season        Dakota State (10/15).
kicker Tyler Sievertsen earned Special          that SUU has been defeated by more than           Sinkfield leads the Panthers with six
Teams Player of the Week honors.                6 points.                                      touchdown receptions this season.
    At Illinois State, Fort had a game for
the record books. He racked up a career-        FORT FLIPS SIDES                               FRESH FROSH
high 22 total tackles in the contest, includ-   Senior linebacker L.J. Fort made his           A pair of UNI freshmen played key
ing nine solo stops and 1.5 TFL. Trailing       debut on the offensive side of the ball for    roles in the Panthers’ 21-17 win over
6-3 with 2:52 left in the third quarter, Fort   the Panthers against Southern Utah. Fort       Youngstown State (11/5).
forced his sixth fumble of the season and       entered at running back in goal-line situa-       Redshirt freshman quarterback Jared
the recovery led to a UNI scoring drive.        tions on two different occasions, each time    Lanpher made his first career start and
    Sievertsen’s three field goals and 11       carrying for a one-yard touchdown run.         passed for 238 yards and two touchdowns.
total points carried UNI to a share of the                                                        Redshirt freshman running back David
MVFC title. He connected on field goal          RETURN OF THE GROUND GAME                      Johnson scored the game-clinching touch-
tries of 38, 40 and 36 yards and was also       After rushing for a total of 83 yards in       down from 1 yard out with 1:59 on the
2-of-2 on PATs.                                 its previous two contests combined, UNI        clock.
    Trailing 13-10 in the fourth quarter,       broke out for a season-high 284 rushing
Sievertsen converted a 40-yard field goal       yards in a 34-21 win over Southern Utah        LANPHER NAMED MVFC
attempt into a stiff wind to tie the game       (11/12). Junior Carlos Anderson led the        NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK
and force overtime with only five seconds       attack with 115 yards, quarterback Tirrell     Redshirt freshman quarterback Jared Lan-
remaining. In the second overtime period,       Rennie had 86, and redshirt freshman run-      pher was named the MVFC Newcomer of
6 • UNI FOOTBALL
the Week for his play against Youngstown       FARLEY PERFECT AGAINST THE                     Sinkfield (three times) and Kevin Vereen
State (11/5).                                  PENGUINS                                       Jr. have all either led UNI or tied for the
    Lanpher (Blue Springs, Mo./Blue            UNI head coach Mark Farley moved to            team lead in catches in a game this season.
Springs HS) made his first career start        11-0 all-time vs. Youngstown State with a
and led the No. 6-ranked Panthers to a         21-17 win over the Penguins in the UNI-        TOP OF THE VALLEY TO YA!
21-17, come-from-behind victory over           Dome (11/5).                                   UNI head coach Mark Farley took over
Youngstown State in the UNI-Dome. He               The 11 straight wins is the most con-      the all-time Missouri Valley Football
connected on 16-of-28 passes for a career-     secutive wins over an opponent in a series     Conference lead in victories with his 55th
high 238 yards, two touchdowns and no          in the history of UNI football.                in the Panthers’ 42-7 win at Missouri State
interceptions.                                                                                (10/1).
    Lanpher hit Terrell Sinkfield for a 32-    DUAL WEAPON                                        Farley and Missouri State head coach
yard scoring strike in the first quarter to    Redshirt freshman running back David           Terry Allen entered the UNI-MSU game
put UNI on top 7-3. Following a Penguin        Johnson is tied for the UNI team lead in       tied at 54 apiece. Farley has posted a
touchdown with 27 seconds left in the          receptions and is second on the team in        league mark of 60-20 in 11 seasons.
first half, Lanpher put together a two-play,   rushing yardage this season through 12             Farley is also 6-0 in head-to-head
61-yard scoring drive that resulted in a 31-   games.                                         matchups vs. the Panthers’ former head
yard touchdown pass to Sinkfield.                    Johnson has rushed for 754 yards and     coach Allen.
    Lanpher also conducted a 10-play,          nine touchdowns. As a receiver, he has
63-yard drive in the fourth quarter that       tallied a team-best 31 receptions for 411      DEFENSIVELY SPEAKING
gave UNI the victory when David Johnson        yards and three scores.                        UNI is 69-5 in the Mark Farley era (2001-
rushed in from one yard out with 1:59                Johnson has 12 total touchdowns and      present) when holding the opposition to 20
remaining.                                     ranks second on the team with 72 points        points or less.
    In all, Lanpher completed six passes of    through 12 games.
                                                                                              UNI when holding the opp. to 20 or less
25 yards or longer on the day.                                                                2001: 7-0
                                               NON-CONFERENCE SUCCESS                         2002: 2-0
CALL IT A COMEBACK                             The Panthers are 114-53 against non-con-       2003: 6-1 (lost to Iowa St 17-10)
For the second straight season, UNI used       ference teams since 1985.                      2004: 4-1 (lost to Western Kentucky 17-10)
                                                                                              2005: 6-0
a touchdown in the final two-plus minutes         UNI’s three non-conference wins so          2006: 5-0
of the game to defeat the YSU Penguins.        far this season are a 34-23 road win at        2007: 10-0
   In 2010, Tirrell Rennie scored on a         Stephen F. Austin (9/10), a 34-21 home         2008: 10-0
19-yard touchdown run with 2:08 left in        victory over Southern Utah (11/12), and a      2009: 6-1 (lost to Iowa 17-16)
                                                                                              2010: 6-1 (lost to Lehigh 14-7)
the game to provide the Panthers a 34-30       28-21 playoff win over Wofford (12/3).         2011: 7-1 (lost to Iowa State 20-19)
victory.                                                                                      TOTAL – 69-5 (3 of the losses against FBS schools)
   This season it was David Johnson scor-      HIGHLY ACCURATE
ing on a 1-yard plunge with 1:59 left in the   Sophomore kicker Tyler Sievertsen has          GETTING OFFENSIVE
game to push UNI to a 21-17 win over the       made 17-of-19 field goals (89.5 percent)       UNI is 65-3 in the Mark Farley era (2001-
Penguins.                                      this season.                                   present) when scoring 30 or more points
   Prior to the two comebacks against the         Brian Mitchell holds the UNI single-        in a game.
Penguins, UNI’s previous fourth quarter        season record of highest field goal percent-
comeback win came in the first round of        age at 96.3 percent (26-of-27 FGs) in          UNI when scoring 30 or more points
                                                                                              2001: 6-0
the 2007 NCAA FCS playoffs in a 38-35          1990.                                          2002: 2-0
win over New Hampshire - the winning                                                          2003: 6-0
points coming on a 24-yard pass from Eric      FARLEY RANKS NO. 2 AT UNI                      2004: 6-1 (lost to Southern Illinois 40-36)
Sanders to Montari Leonard with seven          UNI head coach Mark Farley moved into          2005: 7-0
                                               sole possession of second place on the         2006: 6-1 (lost to North Dakota 35-31)
seconds left in the game.                                                                     2007: 9-0
                                               Panthers’ all-time win list following a 21-    2008: 8-0
SMITH, SCOTT LEAD IN PICKS                     17 win over Youngstown State.                  2009: 6-0
Senior linebacker Jordan Smith intercept-         Farley’s 96th win pushed him past for-      2010: 4-1 (lost to Southern Illinois 45-38)
                                               mer coach Clyde Starbeck, who notched          2011: 5-0
ed his fourth pass of the season on Nov. 5                                                    TOTAL – 65-3 (2 of the losses against Southern
against Youngstown State to take over the      95 wins from 1936-42 and 1945-57.              Illinois)
team lead, but junior safety Garrett Scott        Farley now trails only Stan Sheriff’s
tied the race for the top spot one week        129 wins, which he accomplished from           HOME SWEET DOME
later with a game-clinching interception       1960-82.                                       UNI is 183-45-1 (.799) in the UNI-Dome.
against Southern Utah.                                                                        The Panthers have gone undefeated at
   Since making the move to Division I         BALANCED RECEIVING                             home in a season seven times since 1990.
football, only two times has a Panther line-   Seven different Panthers have led UNI in          Prior to 1998, the Panthers had two
backer led the team interceptions - Mark       receptions in a game this year.                consecutive undefeated seasons in the
Farley (5 INTs in 1985) and Brannon               Darion Howard, Josh Collins (twice),        Dome. The Panthers have posted three
Carter (5 INTs in 2007).                       Jarred Herring (five times), Brett Le-         perfect home seasons under head coach
                                               Master, David Johnson (twice), Terrell         Mark Farley, including 2001 (6-0), 2003
7 • UNI FOOTBALL
(6-0) and 2005 (7-0).                           INT STREAK HALTED                             VEREEN SETS CAREER HIGHS
    Prior to a September 24, 1994, loss to      Senior quarterback Tirrell Rennie’s           Redshirt freshman wide receiver Kevin
McNeese State, UNI had won 29 straight          school-record streak of pass attempts with-   Vereen (Waynesville, Mo./Waynesville
regular-season games in the Dome dating         out an interception came to a halt against    HS) posted new career-highs in receptions
back to the 1989 season when it lost 22-14      North Dakota State (10/29).                   and receiving yards to help UNI to a 17-10
to Mankato State in the first game of the          Rennie had thrown 171 passes between       win over Southern Illinois (10/22).
year.                                           interceptions before his pick against the         Vereen made four catches for 65 yards,
    The Panthers are 72-13 in home Mis-         Bison.                                        including a 46-yard catch and run that led
souri Valley Football Conference games,                                                       to the Panthers’ first score.
leading the league in home conference           AIR ASSAULT                                       On the season, Vereen has 11 catches
victories.                                      UNI’s passing performance against South       for 109 yards and a touchdown.
    UNI went 4-0 in league home games           Dakota State (10/15) helped two Panthers
in the 2011 season with victories over          accomplish feats that hadn’t been done        FROM LONG RANGE
Western Illinois, Indiana State, Southern       since the 2009 season.                        Tyler Sievertsen’s 48-yard field goal
Illinois and Youngstown State.                      Tirrell Rennie’s four touchdown passes    against the Sycamores (10/8) was the lon-
                                                were the most by a Panther since Pat          gest field goal made by a Panther kicker
PANTHER SPEED                                   Grace also notched four against South         since Billy Hallgren made a 53-yarder
Three members of UNI’s honorable men-           Dakota on Sept. 12, 2009.                     against Southern Illinois on Oct. 13, 2007.
tion All-America 4x100 sprint team will             Jarred Herring became the first Panther
play extensive action this season for the       to record more than 100 receiving yards in    SIEVERTSEN EARNS MVFC
Panther football team.                          a game since D.J. Hord had 105 yards at       SPECIAL TEAMS POW HONORS
   Running back Carlos Anderson, wide           North Dakota State on Oct. 10, 2009.          UNI sophomore placekicker Tyler
receiver Jarred Herring and defensive                                                         Sievertsen has been named the Missouri
back Wilmot Wellington qualified for the        RENNIE LIFTS UNI TO WIN OVER                  Valley Football Conference’s special
NCAA Track & Field Championships last           THE SALUKIS                                   teams player of the week for his play vs.
spring.                                         Senior quarterback Tirrell Rennie had a       Indiana State (10/8).
                                                hand in both of UNI’s touchdowns in the          Sievertsen was a perfect 3-of-3 on field
BIG-PLAY POTENTIAL                              Panthers’ 17-10 victory over Southern Il-     goals and 2-of-2 on PATs in UNI’s 23-9
The Panthers have three players averaging       linois (10/22).                               win over No. 17 Indiana State, posting
more than 15 yards per catch in 2011.               He was 14-of-23 passing for 167 yards,    a new career-high with 11 points. He
   Senior Jarred Herring (31-475; 15.3          including a scoring strike to Terrell Sink-   connected on field goals from 48, 37 and
avg), freshman Chad Owens (5-91; 18.2           field on third-and-goal from the 18-yard      21 yards, with the 48-yarder being a new
avg) and junior Terrell Sinkfield (27-458;      line in the second quarter that knotted the   career-long. Sievertsen also notched two
17.0 avg) lead the UNI receiving corps in       game at 7-7.                                  touchbacks in the Panthers’ win.
that category.                                      Rennie also added a one-yard touch-          This is Sievertsen’s second MVFC
                                                down run late in the third quarter            Player of the Week honor this season. He
AT THE CENTURY MARK                             to put UNI ahead 17-7.                        also claimed the award following UNI’s
UNI quarterback Tirrell Rennie ranks No.                                                      game at Iowa State on Sept. 3.
14 among all active FCS players with a          WHITE MAKES THE MOST OF HIS
career average of 92.4 rushing yards per        OPPORTUNITY                                   CONNECTING THRU THE AIR
game. Of the top 20 players on the list,        Playing his first extensive action of the     UNI’s 82.6 percent (19-of-23) completion
Rennie is the only quarterback.                 season, sophomore defensive back Blake        percentage in its 42-7 win over Missouri
                                                White (Davenport, Iowa/North HS) led          State was the highest single-game percent-
JOHNSON LATCHES ON TO 10 PASS                   the Panther defense with 12 tackles in        age since an 85.7 percent game vs. Indiana
RECEPTIONS VS. BISON                            UNI’s 17-10 victory over Southern Illinois    State in 2007.
Redshirt freshman running back David            (10/22).                                         On Nov. 10, 2007, UNI completed 85.7
Johnson caught a career-high 10 passes             He keyed a UNI defense that held SIU       percent of its passes in a 68-14 win over
for a career-best 114 receiving yards in a      to 212 total yards andonly 68 yards in the    the Sycamores.
27-19 loss at No. 3-ranked North Dakota         second half.
State.                                                                                        VARMAH TAKES IT TO THE HOUSE
    It marked the most catches for a UNI        BERNARD MAKES KEY PLAYS IN                    Junior defensive back Varmah Sonie
player since running back Corey Lewis           WIN OVER SIU                                  returned an interception 30 yards for a
also caught 10 passes for 164 yards on          Junior punter Kyle Bernard punted four        touchdown in UNI’s 42-7 win at Missouri
Sept. 15, 2007, at South Dakota State.          times for an average of 46.2 yards in         State (10/1). It marked the Panthers’ first
    Johnson scored both touchdowns for          UNI’s 17-10 win over Southern Illinois.       interception return for a touchdown since
the Panthers as he scored on a 2-yard run          He notched a new season-long with          Andre Martin’s 62-yard return for a score
in the second quarter and a 16-yard recep-      a 55-yard punt and also executed a fake       last season vs. Illinois State (Oct. 23,
tion in the fourth quarter against the Bison.   punt for a 10-yard rush that led to Tyler     2010).
                                                Sievertsen’s 48-yard field goal giving UNI
                                                a 10-7 lead in the third quarter.
8 • UNI FOOTBALL
FORT ENJOYS HIS RETURN HOME                    honors.                                        yard score vs. Southern Utah on Nov. 22,
UNI senior linebacker L.J. Fort posted a           Senior quarterback Tirrell Rennie was      2008.
career-high 14 tackles, forced two fumbles     named the Offensive Player of the Week,
and registered 1.5 tackles-for-loss in lead-   senior linebacker Jordan Smith was named       80+ TO THE HOUSE
ing UNI a 42-7 win at Missouri State.          the Defensive Player of the Week, and          For UNI quarterback Tirrell Rennie, his
    Playing in his home state for the final    redshirt freshman running back David           80-yard touchdown pass to David Johnson
time in his collegiate career, Fort regis-     Johnson earned Newcomer of the Week            was the second of 80 or more yards in his
tered seven tackles in the first quarter.      honors for the second consecutive week.        Panther career.
With the Panthers leading 7-0, Fort ripped         Rennie led the Panther offense at No.         In 2010, Rennie hooked up with Jarred
the ball from MSU receiver Robert Fields       16 Stephen F. Austin, leading UNI both on      Herring for an 83-yard touchdown passing
at the UNI 8-yard line to stymie a Bears’      the ground and through the air. He rushed      play in UNI’s 22-20 loss to Stephen F.
drive.                                         for 126 yards on 19 carries, marking his       Austin in the UNI-Dome.
    Later in the third quarter, Fort again     eighth 100-plus rushing performance in
stripped the ball from Bears’ running back     14 career games as a Panther. Rennie also      TWO PANTHERS EARN MVFC
Stephen Johnston giving the ball back to       found the endzone twice, moving him            HONORS FOLLOWING ISU GAME
the Panthers, which led to a touchdown         into a tie for 10th place all-time at UNI      Two University of Northern Iowa football
giving UNI a 35-7 advantage.                   with 17 career rushing touchdowns. He          players have earned weekly honors from
                                               passed for 151 yards on nine completions       the Missouri Valley Football Conference
FIRST SCORE FOR VEREEN                         against SFA - an average of 16.8 yards per     following their effort against Iowa State.
Redshirt freshman wide receiver Kevin          completion.                                        Sophomore placekicker Tyler
Vereen Jr., playing his first game in his          Smith racked up 16 tackles and an          Sievertsen (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Kennedy
home state, caught three passes for 21         interception in the Panthers’ victory. With    HS) earned the MVFC Special Teams
yards, including an 11-yard score from         UNI trailing 7-0 less than eight minutes       Player of the Week as he scored seven
fellow redshirt freshman quarterback Jared     into the game, Smith intercepted SFA           points in his first start as a placekicker for
Lanpher with 5:04 left in the fourth quar-     quarterback Brady Attaway at the UNI 29-       the Panthers. Sievertsen scored his first
ter vs. Missouri State (10/1).                 yard line to end the Lumberjacks’ second       collegiate points on a 42-yard field goal
    Vereen, a native of Waynesville, Mo.,      offensive drive. His interception led to a     in the first quarter, which gave UNI a 3-0
was playing in his first collegiate game in    43-yard field goal by Tyler Sievertsen that    lead over the Cyclones. Sievertsen added a
his home state. He came into the Missouri      cut the Panthers’ deficit to 7-3.              second field goal from 24 yards out in the
State contest having caught two passes for         Smith’s 16 tackles were a career-high      second quarter to up the Panther lead to 6-
15 yards on the season.                        and the most by a Panther since Josh           0. Sievertsen then connected only his only
                                               Mahoney made 16 stops against Southern         extra point attempt of the evening in the
INITIAL TD FOR OWENS TOO                       Illinois on Oct. 17, 2009.                     third quarter to give UNI a 13-7 advantage
Redshirt freshman wide receiver Chad               Johnson served as the workhorse of         over Iowa State.
Owens scored his first collegiate touch-       the Panther offense, carrying 31 times for         Redshirt freshman running back David
down in UNI’s 42-7 win over Missouri           87 yards and two touchdowns. Johnson           Johnson (Clinton, Iowa/Clinton HS)
State (10/1).                                  scored on a one-yard run with 22 seconds       secured MVFC Newcomer of the Week
   Owens scored on a 7-yard option pitch       remaining before halftime to give UNI its      honors for his play against the Cyclones.
from quarterback Tirrell Rennie in the first   first lead at 13-10. He found the endzone      Johnson scored a pair of touchdowns in
quarter.                                       from one yard out again on the opening         his collegiate debut against Iowa State.
                                               play of the fourth quarter, putting the Pan-   Johnson scored his first touchdown as a
LANPHER GETS AN ACCURATE                       thers ahead 27-16.                             Panther on a 1-yard run in the third quarter
BEGINNING                                                                                     to give UNI a 13-7 lead over Iowa State.
Playing in just his second collegiate          VS. NON-CONFERENCE RANKED                      Johnson then latched onto an 80-yard
game, redshirt freshman quarterback Jared      OPPONENTS                                      touchdown pass from Tirrell Rennie to
Lanpher was able to get off to an accurate     UNI is 30-23 all-time vs. ranked non-con-      put the Panthers on top, 19-14, with 4:17
beginning to his passing career against        ference FCS opponents. Southern Illinois       left vs. the Cyclones. Johnson finished the
Missouri State (10/1).                         ranks second in the MVFC vs. non-con-          day with 119 all-purpose yards. He had 10
   Lanpher completed 6-of-7 passes for         ference ranked opponents with 12 wins          rushes for 36 yards and two receptions for
46 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown       against 21 setbacks.                           83 yards.
pass to fellow redshirt freshman wide
receiver Kevin Vereen Jr. in the fourth        RUSHING, RECEIVING TDS                         TWO PICKS FOR SCOTT
quarter.                                       Redshirt freshman running back David           Junior Garrett Scott tallied two intercep-
                                               Johnson scored a pair of touchdowns (1-yd      tions and notched eight tackles in a 20-19
PANTHERS DOMINATE MVFC                         run, 80-yd reception) in Saturday’s season     loss at Iowa State.
PLAYER OF WEEK HONORS                          opener at Iowa State.                             Prior to Scott’s two picks vs. Iowa
Following a 34-23 road triumph over                 Johnson is the first Panther since        State, Andre Martin was the last Panther to
nationally-ranked Stephen F. Austin,           Corey Lewis to score a touchdown rushing       intercept a pair of passes in a game when
three UNI players earned Missouri Valley       and receiving in the same game. Lewis          he got two vs. South Dakota State (Oct. 2,
Football Conference Player of the Week         rushed for a 2-yard score and caught a 3-      2010).
9• UNI FOOTBALL
   Scott registered seven solo tackles          Dakota State (Oct. 29) and No. 29 South-      2011 Valley Football Preseason Poll
against the Cyclones. Scott came into the       ern Utah (Nov. 12).                           Team (first-place votes) Points
contest having garnered one interception           The Eastern Washington Eagles were         1. UNI (29)               316
in his Panther career.                          picked as the No. 1 team in the FCS           2. North Dakota State (6) 275
                                                Coaches Poll, receiving 23 of the 28 first-   3. Southern Illinois (1)  207
ONE POINT HERE, ONE POINT                       place votes to earn 687 points overall.       4. South Dakota State     172
THERE                                              Appalachian State, which finished the      5. Illinois State         169
For the third time in his coaching career,      2010 season at No. 4, earned one first-       6. Indiana State          168
UNI head coach Mark Farley lost a one-          place vote and a total of 617 points, plac-   7. Western Illinois       151
point game to an FBS opponent in the            ing the Mountaineers in the No. 2 spot.       8. Youngstown State       88
Panthers’ 20-19 loss at Iowa State. The         Georgia Southern received three first-place   9. Missouri State         74
Panthers dropped a 28-27 decision to Iowa       votes and begins the 2011 season at No.
State in 2006 and also fell 17-16 to Iowa       3. William & Mary took fourth for the         SEVEN PANTHERS EARN PRE-
in 2009.                                        second consecutive year in the preseason      SEASON VALLEY FB HONORS
                                                poll, while last year’s national runner-up,   On the individual side, the Panthers led
UNI RANKED #7 IN SPORTS                         Delaware, rounded out the top five.           the way with seven preseason All-MVFC
NETWORK PRESEASON POLL                             Montana State makes its first appear-      selections and an additional four honor-
The University of Northern Iowa football        ance in the preseason top 10 in past two      able mention picks.
team has been chosen as the preseason No.       years at No. 6. Northern Iowa, Wofford,           Senior quarterback Tirrell Rennie,
7 FCS team in the nation, according to          Jacksonville State and New Hampshire          senior offensive lineman Jay Teply, senior
The Sports Network/Fathead.com Pre-             complete the top 10, respectively.            defensive lineman Ben Boothby, senior
season Top 25 poll.                                The FCS Coaches Poll is based exclu-       linebacker L.J. Fort, junior defensive back
    Reigning FCS champion Eastern Wash-         sively on a voting panel of head coaches in   J.J. Swain, junior punter Kyle Bernard and
ington earned this year’s top spot in the       the FCS under the cooperation of the Col-     junior return specialist Carlos Anderson
preseason poll. The Eagles were installed       legiate Commissioners Association (CCA)       were preseason All-Valley selections.
as a prohibitive No. 1 by voters, gaining       and the American Football Coaches As-             Junior offensive lineman Brian Palangi,
90 of the 140 first-place votes and 3,377       sociation (AFCA) and is administered by       senior linebacker James Conley, junior
points in the poll.                             the Southern Conference.                      defensive back Andre Martin and senior
    Appalachian State, which is coming off                                                    return specialist Jarred Herring earned
its sixth straight season of at least 10 wins   PANTHERS PICKED TO WIN MVFC                   honorable mention status.
and a share of the Southern Conference          CHAMPIONSHIP
title, collected 14 first-place votes and was   The University of Northern Iowa football      THREE PANTHERS NAMED TO
picked second.                                  team has been selected as the preseason       COLLEGE SPORTING NEWS PRE-
    William & Mary had six more first-          favorite to claim the 2011 Missouri Valley    SEASON ALL-AMERICA TEAMS
place votes than Appalachian State for 20,      Football Conference crown.                    The University of Northern Iowa football
while finishing one spot behind at No. 3.           The Panthers received the top spot        team is represented by three selections
Georgia Southern, which had 11 first-place      in a poll conducted by league coaches,        on the 2011 College Sporting News FCS
votes, was fourth, and Delaware, which          media and sports information directors.       Preseason All-America teams.
fell to Eastern Washington in the national      UNI, which has been ranked in 81 straight         Senior defensive tackle Ben Boothby
championship game, was fifth, gaining a         regular-season polls, received 316 total      and senior quarterback Tirrell Rennie are
pair of first-place votes.                      points and 29 of 36 first-place votes. The    preseason second-team All-America picks,
    Other Preseason Top 10 teams were           Panthers were one of three league teams       while junior kick returner Carlos Anderson
No. 6 Montana State, No. 7 Northern             in the FCS playoffs last year and finished    is a third-team choice.
Iowa, No. 8 Wofford, No. 9 Jacksonville         the 2010 league slate with a 6-2 mark and
State and No. 10 New Hampshire (one             outright MVFC crown.                          FORT ADDED TO BUCHANAN
first-place vote).                                  North Dakota State was second in the      WATCH LIST
                                                poll with 275 points and six first-place      The University of Northern Iowa senior
UNI TABBED #7 IN PRESEASON FCS                  votes. Southern Illinois claimed the only     linebacker L.J. Fort has been added to the
COACHES’ POLL                                   remaining first-place vote and took third     watch list for the Buck Buchanan Award,
The University of Northern Iowa foot-           with 207 points.                              The Sports Network announced.
ball team has received another preseason            South Dakota State claimed the No.           The Buck Buchanan Award is presented
top-10 rating for the 2011 season, be-          4 spot with 172 points, leading a pack        annually to the top defensive player in
ing picked No. 7 in the preseason FCS           consisting of Illinois State (169 points),    the Football Championship Subdivision
Coaches Poll.                                   Indiana State (168 points) and Western Il-    (FCS).
   UNI has five games scheduled in 2011         linois (151 points). Youngstown State and        With the addition of Fort to the
against teams ranked in the top 30 of the       Missouri State rounded out the poll at No.    Buchanan watch list, UNI now has four
FCS Coaches Poll. The Panthers will take        8 and No. 9, respectively.                    student-athletes in pursuit of the nation’s
on No. 14 Stephen F. Austin (Sept. 10),                                                       top three individual awards. Quarterback
No. 26 Western Illinois (Sept. 24), No. 17                                                    Tirrell Rennie is on the watch list for the
Southern Illinois (Oct. 22), No. 11 North                                                     Walter Payton Award (top FCS player),
10 • UNI FOOTBALL
defensive lineman Ben Boothby is joined         BOOTHBY NAMED TO BUCK BU-                    2011 William V. Campbell Trophy, the
by Fort on the Buck Buchanan list, and          CHANAN WATCH LIST                            NFF announced Thursday.
running back David Johnson is on the            University of Northern Iowa senior de-           Boothby is one of 127 candidates
watch list for the Jerry Rice Award (top        fensive lineman Ben Boothby is among         across all levels of college football, and he
FCS freshman).                                  the 20 candidates on the Buchanan Watch      is the fourth student-athlete to represent
   A national panel of sports information       List.                                        UNI as a semifinalist in the last six years.
and media relations directors, broadcast-           A native of Clinton, Iowa, Boothby was   James Lindgren and Chad Rinehart were
ers, writers and other dignitaries will vote    a first-team All-Missouri Valley Football    named semifinalists in 2006 and 2007,
on the Payton and Buchanan awards after         Conference pick in 2010. He started all      respectively, and Josh Mahoney earned
the regular season, beginning Nov. 21.          12 games for the MVFC regular season         finalist recognition in 2009.
The voters also will choose winners of the      champions. Boothby also earned second-           Boothby graduated with a B.A. in
inaugural Jerry Rice Award and the 25th         team Academic All-America honors in          movement and exercise science in May
Eddie Robinson Award (FCS coach of the          2010. He ranked No. 12 in the nation         2011, posting a 3.89 cumulative GPA, and
year) to be presented at the FCS national       among FCS players with 9.5 sacks. He         he is currently pursuing a master’s degree
awards banquet Fri., Jan. 6 in Frisco,          led the MVFC in sacks (9.5) and tackle-      in kinesiology. He was named to ESPN’s
Texas. The Sports Network presents and          for-loss (16.0). He tied the school record   Academic All-America second team in
Fathead.com sponsors all four awards.           for sacks in a game with four in the 2010    2010.
                                                season-opening win over North Dakota             On the field, Boothby has been named
JOHNSON NAMED TO JERRY RICE                     State, which earned him MVFC Defensive       to the watch list for the 2011 Buck
WATCH LIST                                      Player of the Week honors.                   Buchanan Award, presented annually to
The first Watch List for the inaugural Jerry        The Buchanan Award is in its 17th        the top defensive player in the Football
Rice Award is comprised of 15 freshmen          season and will be presented to the FCS’     Championship Subdivision. In 2010, he
who are off to outstanding starts this sea-     outstanding defensive player at the na-      was a first-team All-MVFC selection after
son. University of Northern Iowa redshirt       tional awards banquet Thursday night, Jan.   leading the conference and ranking No. 12
freshman running back David Johnson is          5 in Frisco, Texas.                          in the country with 9.5 sacks.
among the 15 players listed on the initial                                                       Selected as the best and brightest from
Jerry Rice Award Watch List.                    BOOTHBY NAMED FINALIST FOR                   the college gridiron, the NFF & College
    The Rice Award, presented by The            ARA SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD                      Hall of Fame announced the 127 candi-
Sports Network and sponsored by Fathead.        University of Northern Iowa senior           dates for the 2011 NFF National Scholar-
com, will honor the outstanding freshman        defensive lineman Ben Boothby has been       Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity
in the Football Championship Subdivision.       selected as one of 10 national finalists     Investments®. The 127 nominees also
A national panel of sports information and      for the ARA Sportsmanship Award, the         comprise the list of semifinalists for the
media relations directors, broadcasters,        Awards and Recognition Association an-       2011 William V. Campbell Trophy, en-
writers and other dignitaries will select the   nounced Oct. 28.                             dowed by HealthSouth, which recognizes
award winner after the regular season. The         The ARA Sportsmanship Award is            an individual as the absolute best scholar-
legendary Rice, who played in the FCS           presented annually to an NCAA Division       athlete in the nation.
(then Division I-AA) at Mississippi Valley      I college football player who exemplifies        Nominated by their schools, which are
State, will present the award at the na-        sportsmanship both on and off the field.     limited to one nominee each, candidates
tional awards banquet on Jan. 6 in Frisco,      The selection of the winner is made by       for the awards must be a senior or gradu-
Texas.                                          a blue-ribbon panel comprised of retired     ate student in their final year of eligibility,
                                                coaches, ARA executives and members of       have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale,
RENNIE NAMED TO WALTER PAY-                     the media who cover college sports.          have outstanding football ability as a first
TON AWARD WATCH LIST                               Previous winners are Texas defensive      team player or significant contributor, and
University of Northern Iowa senior quar-        end, Sam Acho (2010); Kansas State Uni-      have demonstrated strong leadership and
terback Tirrell Rennie is among the 20          versity tight end, Jeron Mastrud (2009);     citizenship. The class is selected each year
players on the Walter Payton Watch List.        Northwestern University receiver, Eric Pe-   by the NFF Awards Committee, which
    Rennie is coming off the 2010 season        terman (2008); Washington State quarter-     is comprised of a nationally recognized
in which he rushed for a team-best 1,291        back, Alex Brink (2007); Rutgers running     group of media, College Football Hall of
yards and 15 touchdowns. Rennie also            back, Brian Leonard (2006); and Memphis      Famers and athletics administrators.
passed for 1,543 yards and eight touch-         running back, DeAngelo Williams (2005).          “The NFF would like to personally
downs. Rennie helped lead the Panthers             The winner of this year’s award will be   congratulate each of the nominees for
to a Missouri Valley Football Conference        announced in late November.                  maintaining such high standards through-
title in 2010 and a spot in the NCAA FCS                                                     out their collegiate careers,” said NFF
Playoffs.                                       BOOTHBY NAMED SEMIFINALIST                   President & CEO Steven J. Hatchell. “We
    The Payton Award will celebrate             FOR CAMPBELL TROPHY                          are extremely proud to showcase their
its 25th anniversary this season and be         University of Northern Iowa senior           achievements, and there is no question that
presented to the FCS’ outstanding player        defensive lineman Ben Boothby has been       the NFF Awards Committee will have an
at the national awards banquet Thursday         named a candidate for the National Foot-     incredibly difficult task in selecting the
night, Jan. 5 in Frisco, Texas.                 ball Foundation (NFF) National Scholar-      final group of honorees from among this
                                                Athlete Awards and a semifinalist for the    esteemed group.”
11 • UNI FOOTBALL
BOOTHBY NOMINATED TO                            behalf of their schools, a special voting
ALLSTATE AFCA GOOD WORKS                        panel consisting of former Good Works
TEAM®                                           Team® members and prominent college
Allstate Insurance Company and the              football media members will select two
American Football Coaches Association           11-player Good Works Teams® - one
(AFCA) announced a record 132 nomi-             comprising of players from the NCAA
nees for the 2011 Allstate AFCA Good            Football Bowl Subdivision and another
Works Team®.                                    representing players from the NCAA Foot-
    The award recognizes the selfless con-      ball Championship Subdivision, Divisions
tributions to volunteerism and community        II, III, and the NAIA. The 22 student-ath-
service made by college football student-       letes named to the 2011 Allstate AFCA
athletes across the nation. University of       Good Works Team® will be announced in
Northern Iowa senior defensive lineman          late September.
Ben Boothby (Clinton, Iowa) is among the
132 nominees.                                      In order to meet the criteria set forth
    This year marks the program’s 20th          by Allstate and the AFCA, each player
year honoring college football players at       must be actively involved and committed
all levels of competition who stand out         to working with a charitable organization,
for their “good works” in the community.        service group or community service while
Since 1992, selection to the Allstate AFCA      maintaining good academic standing.           is a second-team choice, while junior run-
Good Works Team® has become the gold                                                          ning back/return specialist Carlos Ander-
standard for off-the-field character and        TWO PANTHERS EARN PRE-                        son notched third-team status.
leadership for college football players. The    SEASON ALL-AMERICA HONORS                         Phil Steele’s College Football Preview
honor is widely considered the sport’s pre-     FROM THE SPORTS NETWORK                       magazine also released its preseason Mis-
eminent community service award.                The University of Northern Iowa has had       souri Valley Football Conference squad,
    “This program has grown dramatically        two players named to The Sports Network/      which features 11 Panthers on either the
throughout the years due to the volunteer-      Fathead.com FCS Preseason All-America         first or second team.
ism and commitment of these great stu-          Team, including first-team selection senior       Earning first-team MVFC honors were
dent-athletes to their communities,” said       defensive tackle Ben Boothby.                 senior quarterback Tirrell Rennie, senior
Mark LaNeve, Allstate Executive Vice               Boothby, a senior from Clinton, Iowa,      defensive lineman Ben Boothby, senior
President, Marketing & Sales Operations,        earlier this week was named to the Buck       linebacker L.J. Fort, junior defensive back
who also serves on the Allstate AFCA            Buchanan Watch List. Boothby was a first-     J.J. Swain and junior kick returner Carlos
Good Works Team® voting panel. “To be           team All-Missouri Valley Football Confer-     Anderson.
associated with an award that reflects so       ence pick in 2010. He started all 12 games        The Panthers dominated the sec-
positively on college football is an inspira-   for the MVFC regular season champions.        ond-team with six other players earning
tion for Allstate, our employees and our        Boothby also earned second-team Aca-          mention as well as Anderson again as a
agents, especially as the Allstate AFCA         demic All-America honors in 2010. He          running back. Junior offensive lineman
Good Works Team® celebrates its 20th            ranked No. 12 in the nation among FCS         Misha Danilov, senior offensive line-
year.”                                          players with 9.5 sacks. He led the MVFC       man Jay Teply, senior defensive lineman
    While it is often college football play-    in sacks (9.5) and tackle-for-loss (16.0).    Darren Branch, senior linebacker James
ers’ on-field exploits that receive the most       Junior Carlos Anderson (Blue Springs,      Conley, junior defensive back Andre Mar-
attention from fans and media, the Allstate     Mo.) earned third-team preseason All-         tin, Anderson at running back and junior
AFCA Good Works Team® award shines              America honors as a kick returner.            punter Kyle Bernard received second-team
a spotlight on student-athletes’ efforts        Anderson returned 25 kicks last season        accolades from the preseason publication.
away from the playing field by sharing          for an average of 27.2 per return. Ander-
their stories of serving others.                son returned two kicks for touchdowns         POLL TALK
    “The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team          in 2010. He returned a second-quarter         The Panthers have finished ranked in the
is one of the most important awards in          kick 99 yards for a score against Stephen     top 25 in nine of head coach Mark Farley’s
college football because it highlights some     F. Austin (Sept. 18) and he returned the      11 seasons at the helm of the UNI football
of the best and brightest student-athletes in   opening kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown      program.
the country,” said Grant Teaff, AFCA Ex-        in a win over Missouri State (Nov. 13).           UNI has finished ranked in the top five
ecutive Director. “With this being the 20th                                                   in the nation five times during the Farley
year of this outstanding award, it’s great to   ANDERSON, BOOTHBY NAMED TO                    era. UNI was ranked No. 4 in 2001, No.
see a record number of nominees sent in         PHIL STEELE PRESEASON ALL-                    5 in 2003, No. 25 in 2004, No. 2 in the
from some of the leading football pro-          AMERICA SQUAD                                 2005, No. 17 in 2006, No. 4 in 2007 and
grams in the nation. The AFCA is proud          The University of Northern Iowa football      No. 4 in 2008.
to share in this anniversary year with our      squad has two players honored as mem-             Only five times since 1984 have the
partners at Allstate.”                          bers on Phil Steele’s 2011 Preseason FCS      Panthers ended a season unranked – 1986,
    From the nominees submitted by sports       All-America Team.                             1988, 1997, 1998 and 2002.
information directors across the nation on         Senior defensive lineman Ben Boothby
12 • UNI FOOTBALL
WORKIN’ OVERTIME                             Cedar Falls Recreation Division for each        ball Championship Subdivision. He was
UNI is 5-5 in overtime games. The            field goal made during the Panthers’ 2011       named a semifinalist for the William V.
Panthers played their first overtime game    football season, and for each three-point       Campbell Trophy this season and earned
since 2005 last season in a 45-38 setback    basket scored during both the men’s and         Academic All-America second-team rec-
at Southern Illinois.                        women’s 2011-2012 basketball seasons.           ognition in 2010.
    UNI edged past Western Kentucky in a         The purpose of Wellmark’s 3-Point               Herring (Burlington, Iowa/Burlington)
double-overtime game in the regular sea-     Play is to support active and vibrant com-      owns a 3.61 grade point average with a
son, 23-20. The Panthers then advanced       munities by funding projects that might         double major in psychology and family
to their first-ever national champion-       not otherwise be completed. A running           services. He has 22 receptions and a team-
ship game with a 40-37 overtime win at       scoreboard of the totals raised by all six      leading 394 receiving yards through nine
Texas State. UNI had lost its previous two   Division I universities, as well as informa-    games. Herring also leads UNI with 353
overtime playoff games before its break-     tion on the community wellness projects         kick return yards on the season.
through against the Bobcats.                 they support, can be viewed on www.                 The Capital One Academic All-Dis-
    Six of the ten games to go to OT have    wellmark3pointplay.com.                         trict team honors student-athletes who
been decided in multiple overtimes.                                                          excel both on the playing field and in the
                                             PANTHER SPORTS TALK WITH                        classroom. Selections are open to student-
UNI’s Overtime Games                         MARK FARLEY                                     athletes who have reached sophomore
@NE La. 44, UNI 41 (OT) – 1987               UNI head coach Mark Farley’s radio              academic standing and carry at least a 3.30
  (FCS Playoffs)                             call-in show will be broadcast live on          GPA. The awards are sponsored by and
@Boston U. 27, UNI 21 (2OT) – 1993           the Panther Sports Radio Network every          voted on by the members of the College
  (FCS Playoffs)                             Thursday throughout the season. The show        Sports Information Directors of America.
@W. Illinois 29, UNI 22 (2OT) – 1997         will take place at Old Chicago in Cedar
@UNI 29, Indiana St. 21 (3OT) – 1997         Falls and will run from 6:05 p.m. – 7 p.m.      MITCHELL AWARD FINALIST
McNeese St. 20, @UNI 17 (OT) – 1998                                                          UNI sophomore kicker Tyler Sievertsen
UNI 29, @Cal Poly 26 (3OT) – 2002            WEEKLY PRESS LUNCHEONS                          has been named one of ten finalists for the
UNI 23, @W. Ky. 20 (2OT) – 2005              UNI head coach Mark Farley or a member          Fred Mitchell Award presented annually
UNI 40, @Texas State 37 (OT) – 2005          of his coaching staff will be available at      to a Football Championship Subdivision,
  (FCS Playoffs)                             the weekly Press Luncheons held each            Division II, Division III, NAIA or NJCAA
@Southern Illinois 45, UNI 38 (OT) – 2010    Monday beginning at 12 noon in the back         placekicker who excels on the football
UNI 23, @Illinois State 20 (2OT) - 2011      room of Pepper’s Grill and Sports Pub           field and in the community.
                                             located on 18th Street in Cedar Falls.              The winner of the 2011 Fred Mitchell
PANTHERS’ TV COVERAGE                                                                        Award will be announced December 15,
At least six UNI football games will be      HERRING, BOOTHBY EARN ACA-                      and he will be honored on February 20,
shown live in the state of Iowa in 2011.     DEMIC ALL-DISTRICT HONORS                       2012, at the National Football Foundation
    The Panther Sports Television Network    On Nov. 10, the UNI football team had           Chicago Chapter Awards Ceremony at
will show a pair of UNI football games       two seniors named to the Capital One Aca-       Halas Hall.
beginning with the Oct. 22 showdown          demic All-District first team in District VI.
between the Panthers and the Southern        Defensive lineman Ben Boothby claimed
Illinois Salukis. The Panthers and Salu-     first-team All-District honors for the third-
kis will kick at 3 p.m. with the broadcast   consecutive season, while receiver Jarred
shown live on KWWL Ch. 7.                    Herring was recognized for the first time.
    The second PSN football game of the          With this honor, Boothby becomes
season will showcase the Panthers taking     the only Panther football player in school
on the Youngstown State Penguins Nov.        history to be selected first-team Academic
5 at 4 p.m. in the UNI-Dome also on          All-District on three different occasions.
KWWL Ch. 7.                                      For being selected to the first team,
    WOI-DT (5.2) in Des Moines/Ames          Herring and Boothby will appear on the
will also air both games in central Iowa.    ballot for consideration for the honor of
    UNI’s game at South Dakota State on      Academic All-American.
Oct. 15 will be shown live on ESPN3.             After posting a 3.89 cumulative grade
UNI’s Nov. 19 matchup at Illinois State      point average on his way to graduating
has also been picked up by ESPN3.            with a degree in movement and exercise
    UNI’s contest at North Dakota State on   science in May 2011, Boothby is currently
Oct. 29 will be broadcast live on Fox Col-   pursuing a master’s degree in kinesiol-
lege Sports Central.                         ogy. Through nine games in 2011, he has
                                             recorded 54 tackles and leads UNI with
FIELD GOALS BENEFIT THE                      11.5 tackles-for-loss and 5.5 sacks.
COMMUNITY                                        Boothby (Clinton, Iowa/Clinton) is also
With Wellmark 3-Point Play, Wellmark         a candidate for the Buck Buchanan Award
will continue to make a donation to the      as the top defensive player in the Foot-
13 • UNI FOOTBALL
                UNI’s Missouri Valley Football Conference Honors

                     DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
                                 L.J. Fort

                           FIRST TEAM ALL-MVFC
                             Tirrell Rennie - Quarterback
                              Jay Teply - Offensive Line
                            Tyler Sievertsen - Placekicker
                            Ben Boothby - Defensive Line
                                L.J. Fort - Linebacker
                           Varmah Sonie - Defensive Back

                         SECOND TEAM ALL-MVFC
                            Jordan Smith - Linebacker

                     HONORABLE MENTION ALL-MVFC
                        Jarred Herring - Return Specialist
                         David Johnson - Running Back
                         Darren Branch - Defensive Line

                       MVFC ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM
                         David Johnson - Running Back

                    MVFC ALL-ACADEMIC FIRST TEAM
                         Ben Boothby - Defensive Line
                         Jarred Herring - Wide Receiver

                    MVFC ALL-ACADEMIC SECOND TEAM
                             Kyle Bernard - Punter




14 • UNI FOOTBALL
              University of Northern Iowa Depth Chart
               OFFENSE                                  DEFENSE                           SPECIAL TEAMS
Wide Receiver                             Defensive End                           Place Kicker
5   Jarred Herring (5-9, 170, Sr.)        90	 Darren	Branch	(6-2,	266,	Sr.)       38 Tyler Sievertsen (6-2, 185, So.)
89	 Brett	LeMaster	(6-3,	196,	R-Fr.)      93 Will Eilert (6-4, 261, Sr.)          40 Michael Schmadeke (5-10, 165, Fr.)

Tight End                                 Defensive Tackle                        Punter
80 Darion Howard (6-4, 254, So.)          56 August Hadenfeldt (6-3, 261, Sr.)    29	 Kyle	Bernard	(6-3,	198,	Jr.)
82 Austin Wells (6-3, 255, Sr.)           93 Will Eilert (6-4, 261, Sr.)          53	 Logan	Bieghler	(6-0,	180,	Fr.)

Left Tackle                               Defensive Tackle                        Holder
72 Jay Teply (6-7, 328, Sr.)              43	 Ben	Boothby	(6-0,	280,	Sr.)         29	 Kyle	Bernard	(6-3,	198,	Jr.)
63	 Jake	Boll	(6-6,	300,	Jr.)             98 Xavier Williams (6-4, 311, R-Fr.)    15 Garrett Scott (6-0, 201, Jr.)

Left Guard                                Defensive End                           Long Snapper
55 Dan Kruger (6-5, 308, So.)             91 Chris Jepsen (6-3, 249, So.)         54 John Hubbard (6-2, 226, Jr.)
62 Justin Wissler (6-6, 320, Sr.)         12 Tim Clark (6-3, 245, Jr.)            52 Ryan Dixon (5-9, 216, So.)

Center                                    Inside Linebacker                       Punt Returner
60	 Brian	Palangi	(6-5,	310,	Jr.)         46 Jordan Smith (6-2, 223, Sr.)         4    Varmah Sonie (5-9, 166, Jr.)
69 Kaleb Admire (6-3, 300, Sr.)           49 Shawn Gerard (6-3, 236, Sr.)         5    Jarred Herring (5-9, 170, Sr.)

Right Guard                               Inside Linebacker                       Kick Returner
78 Tim Sauer (6-8, 295, Jr.)              24 L.J. Fort (6-1, 232, Sr.)            1    Carlos Anderson (5-8, 172, Jr.)
66 Jack Rummells (6-5, 276, R-Fr.)        35 Jordan Gacke (6-2, 227, So.)         5    Jarred Herring (5-9, 170, Sr.)

Right Tackle                              Outside Linebacker
74 Misha Danilov (6-7, 300, Jr.)          32 James Conley (6-1, 204, Sr.)
77	 Ryan	Bingaman	(6-5,	275,	R-Fr..)      41 Sam Tim (6-2, 207, So.)

Wide Receiver                             Cornerback
21 Josh Collins (5-10, 198, Sr.)          4   Varmah Sonie (5-9, 166, Jr.)
19 Chad Owens (5-11, 183, R-Fr.)          8   Andre Martin (6-1, 203, Jr.)

Wide Receiver                             Strong Safety
2	 Terrell	Sinkfield	(6-1,	192,	Jr.)      15 Garrett Scott (6-0, 201, Jr.)
18 Kevin Vereen, Jr. (6-3, 205, R-Fr.)    26	 Blake	White	(5-10,	192,	So.)

Quarterback                               Free Safety
10 Tirrell Rennie (6-0, 201, Sr.)         20 Wilmot Wellington (5-10, 205, Jr.)
14 Jared Lanpher (6-1, 206, R-Fr.)        6    Jaz Granderson (6-0, 187, Jr.)

Running	Back                              Cornerback
1   Carlos Anderson (5-8, 172, Jr.)       28 J.J. Swain (6-0, 170, Jr.)
7   David Johnson (6-3, 214, R-Fr.)       9   Montari Leonard (5-9, 170, Sr.)

Fullback
33 De’Andre Vandevender (6-0, 224, Jr.)
11 Casey DeHoedt (6-1, 234, Jr.)




15 • UNI FOOTBALL
          University of Northern Iowa Numerical Roster
No.   Name               Pos. Ht.      Wt.   Yr. Hometown (Previous School) (HS)                        No.   Name              Pos. Ht.   Wt.   Yr. Hometown (Previous School) (HS)
1     Carlos Anderson RB        5-8    172   RJr. Blue Springs, Mo. (Blue Springs)                      52    Ryan Dixon        LS   5-9   216   So. West Des Moines, Iowa (Valley)
2     Terrell Sinkfield WR 6-1         192   Jr.   Minnetonka, Minn. (Hopkins)                          53    Logan Bieghler    P    6-0   180   Fr.   Altoona, Iowa (Southeast Polk)
3     Zerrick Fuller     DB     6-0    170   RSo. Brooklyn Park, Minn. (Champlin Park)                  54    John Hubbard      LS   6-2   226   RJr. Parkersburg, Iowa (Aplington-Parkersburg)
4     Varmah Sonie       DB     5-9    166   Jr.   Burnsville, Minn. (Apple Valley)                     55    Dan Kruger        OL   6-5   308   RSo. Wesley, Iowa (West Hancock)
5     Jarred Herring     WR 5-9        170   Sr.   Burlington, Iowa (Burlington)                        56    August Hadenfeldt DL   6-3   261   RSr. Solon, Iowa (Solon)
6     Jaz Granderson     DB     6-0    187   RJr. Kirkwood, Mo. (Harper JC) (Kirkwood)                  57    Dan Edem          LB   6-2   219   Jr.   Apple Valley, Minn. (Northern Illinois) (Eastview)
7     David Johnson      RB     6-3    214   RFr. Clinton, Iowa (Clinton)                               58    Collin Albrecht   DL   6-4   241   RSo. Cedar Falls, Iowa (Cedar Falls)
8     Andre Martin       DB     6-1    203   RJr. St. Louis, Mo. (McCluer)                              60    Brian Palangi     OL   6-5   310   RJr. Nahant, Mass. (Northeastern) (Swampscott)
9     Montari Leonard DB        5-9    170   RSr. DeLand, Fla. (Mainland)                               62    Justin Wissler    OL   6-6   320   RSr. Wall Lake, Iowa (Iowa Central) (East Sac County)
10    Tre’Darrius Canady DB     5-11   192   RSr. Sioux City, Iowa (Sioux City East)                    63    Jake Boll         OL   6-6   300   RJr. Sanborn, Iowa (Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn)
10    Tirrell Rennie     QB     6-0    201   Sr.   N. Lauderdale, Fla. (Ellsworth CC) (Coconut Creek)   64    Sean Boren        OL   6-6   323   Sr.   Mount Vernon, Iowa (Iowa Central) (Mount Vernon)
11    Casey DeHoedt      FB     6-1    234   Jr.   Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Iowa Central) (C.R. Jefferson)   65    Mark Blessington OL    6-5   331   RSo. Auburn, Iowa (Southern Cal)
12    Tim Clark          LB     6-3    245   RJr. Oklahoma City, Okla. (Del City)                       66    Jack Rummells     OL   6-5   276   RFr. West Branch, Iowa (West Branch)
13    Will Roth          QB     6-6    231   RFr. Marion, Iowa (Linn-Mar)                               68    Spencer Hicks     OL   6-6   295   RFr. Long Grove, Iowa (Central DeWitt)
14    Jared Lanpher      QB     6-1    206   RFr. Blue Springs, Mo. (Blue Springs)                      69    Kaleb Admire      OL   6-3   300   RSr. Cedar Rapids, Iowa (C.R. Jefferson)
15    Garrett Scott      DB     6-0    201   RJr. Davenport, Iowa (Bettendorf)                          70    Braden Lehman     OL   6-7   245   Fr.   Iowa City, Iowa (Regina)
16    Connor Bravard QB         6-1    190   Fr.   West Des Moines, Iowa (Dowling)                      71    Adrian Mims       DL   6-7   261   So. Kansas City, Mo. (Hickman Mills)
17    Sawyer Kollmorgen QB      6-2    215   Fr.   Jenks, Okla. (Jenks)                                 72    Jay Teply         OL   6-7   328   RSr. Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Xavier)
18    Kevin Vereen Jr. WR 6-3          205   RFr. Waynesville, Mo. (Waynesville)                        74    Misha Danilov     OL   6-7   300   RJr. Middleton, Wis. (Middleton)
19    Chad Owens         WR 5-11       183   RFr. Urbandale, Iowa (Waukee)                              75    Kirk Harris       OL   6-5   291   Fr.   Overland Park, Kan. (Blue Valley-Stilwell)
20    Wilmot Wellington DB      5-10   205   RJr. Fairfield, Iowa (Iowa Central) (Fairfield)            77    Ryan Bingaman OL       6-5   275   RFr. Overland Park, Kan. (Shawnee Mission South)
21    Josh Collins       WR 5-10       198   RSr. Sioux City, Iowa (Sioux City West)                    78    Tim Sauer         OL   6-8   295   RJr. Rosemount, Minn. (Rosemount)
22    Alex Carr          DB     5-10   170   Fr.   Cedar Rapids, Iowa (C.R. Washington)                 79    Ben Wallace       OL   6-5   240   Fr.   Grinnell, Iowa (Grinnell)
23    Zach Cutkomp       RB     6-0    202   RSo. West Des Moines, Iowa (WDM Valley)                    80    Darion Howard     TE   6-4   254   RSo. Cedar Falls, Iowa (Cedar Falls)
24    L.J. Fort          LB     6-1    232   Sr.   Waynesville, Mo. (Waynesville)                       81    Isaac Lintz       WR 6-1     185   Fr.   West Des Moines, Iowa (Valley)
25    Sheldon Magee      WR 6-0        175   Fr.   Plainfield, Ill. (Plainfield South)                  82    Austin Wells      TE   6-3   255   Sr.   Norfolk, Neb. (Nebraska-Omaha) (Norfolk)
26    Blake White        DB     5-10   192   RSo. Davenport, Iowa (North)                               83    Luke Smith        WR 6-2     180   RJr. Dubuque, Iowa (Ellsworth CC) (Hempstead)
27    Edwin Young        DB     5-11   170   Fr.   St. Louis, Mo. (Saint Louis University HS)           84    Drew Zaun         WR 6-0     180   RFr. Urbandale, Iowa (Dowling)
28    J.J. Swain         DB     6-0    170   Jr.   Burnsville, Minn. (Academy of Holy Angels)           85    Brian Peters      TE   6-4   245   RFr. Waukee, Iowa (Waukee)
29    Kyle Bernard       P      6-3    198   Jr.   Cedar Falls, Iowa (Cedar Falls)                      86    Jacob Rathmacher TE    6-4   230   Fr.   Story City, Iowa (Roland-Story)
30    Austin Ebertowski RB      6-0    205   Fr.   Council Bluffs, Iowa (Abraham Lincoln)               87    Sam Rohr          TE   6-3   219   Fr.   Brookfield, Wis. (Central)
31    Phil Wright        WR 5-10       197   RSo. Sioux Falls, S.D. (O’Gorman)                          88    Steven Figueroa TE     6-4   249   Jr.   Tempe, Ariz. (Arizona State) (Desert Vista)
32    James Conley       LB     6-1    204   RSr. Des Moines, Iowa (Roosevelt)                          89    Brett LeMaster    WR 6-3     196   RFr. Wichita, Kan. (Wichita Collegiate)
33    De’Andre Vandevender FB/TE 6-0   224   RJr. Trenton, Mo. (Trenton)                                90    Darren Branch     DL   6-2   266   RSr. Twinsburg, Ohio (Bowling Green) (Twinsburg)
34    Jeff Bright        DB     6-0    185   Fr.   Minneapolis, Minn. (Patrick Henry)                   91    Chris Jepsen      DL   6-3   249   RSo. Urbandale, Iowa (Urbandale)
35    Jordan Gacke       LB     6-2    227   RSo. Rock Rapids, Iowa (Central Lyon)                      93    Will Eilert       DL   6-4   261   RSr. Grinnell, Iowa (Grinnell)
36    Jordan Webb        DB     6-0    195   Fr.   Burlington, Iowa (Burlington)                        94    Isaac Ales        DL   6-3   248   Fr.   Muscatine, Iowa (Muscatine)
37    Max Busher         LB     6-1    220   RFr. Rosemount, Minn. (Rosemount)                          95    Ryan Mack         DE   6-4   252   RFr. St. Louis, Mo. (Webster Grove)
38    Tyler Sievertsen PK       6-2    185   RSo. Cedar Rapids, Iowa (C.R. Kennedy)                     96    Skyler Suggs      DL   6-4   252   Fr.   Washington, Mo. (Washington)
39    Paul Helgens       TE     6-3    232   Jr.   Cedar Rapids, Iowa (C.R. Washington)                 97    Mohammed Kromah DL     6-3   300   RFr. Blaine, Minn. (Totino Grace)
40    Michael Schmadeke PK      5-10   165   Fr.   Waterloo, Iowa (Columbus)                            98    Xavier Williams DT     6-4   311   RFr. Grandview, Mo. (Grandview)
41    Sam Tim            LB     6-2    207   RSo. Ames, Iowa (Ames)
42    Jake Kopriva       WR 5-9        163   RFr. Clear Lake, Iowa (Clear Lake)
43    Ben Boothby        DL     6-0    280   RSr. Clinton, Iowa (Clinton)
44    Mac O’Brien        DL     6-2    280   RSo. Waterloo, Iowa (Columbus)
45    Shawn Rush         DB     6-1    210   Fr.   Columbia, Mo. (Rock Bridge)
46    Jordan Smith       LB     6-2    223   RSr. Humboldt, Iowa (Humboldt)
47    Chad Gilson        LB     6-0    223   RFr. Urbandale, Iowa (Urbandale)
48    Wyatt Peiffer      DL     6-5    240   Fr.   Chaska, Minn. (Chaska)
49    Shawn Gerard       LB     6-3    236   RSr. Eldridge, Iowa (North Scott)
50    Ethan Bass         LB     6-1    230   RSo. Altoona, Iowa (Southeast Polk)
51    Ethan Tindall      LB     6-0    218   Fr.   Clear Lake, Iowa (Clear Lake)

16 • UNI FOOTBALL
2011 Sports Network/Fathead.com                                2011 FCS Coaches’
         Top 25 FCS Poll                                           Top 25 Poll
Rank School                   Record      Points   Rank School                     Record      Points
1.    Sam Houston State (125) 12-0       3,473     1.    Sam Houston State (17) 12-0           585
2.    UNI (2)                 10-2       3,155     2.    Georgia Southern (4)      10-2        546
3.    Georgia Southern (6)    10-2       3,110     3.    UNI                       10-2        544
4.    North Dakota State (3) 11-1        3,061     4.    North Dakota State (1) 11-1           528
5.    Montana                 10-2       2,916     5.    Montana                   10-2        496
6.    Lehigh (4)              11-1       2,842     6.    Lehigh                    11-1        489
7.    Montana State           10-2       2,631     7.    Montana State (1)         10-2        458
8.    Towson                  9-3        2,518     8.    Appalachian State         8-4         436
9.    Appalachian State       8-4        2,416     9.    Towson                    9-3         403
10.   Old Dominion            9-3        2,246     10.   Old Dominion              9-3         392
11.   New Hampshire           8-4        2,129     11.   Wofford                   8-4         352
12.   Wofford                 8-4        1,902     12.   New Hampshire             8-4         334
13.   Maine                   9-3        1,634     13.   Maine                     9-3         298
14.   Delaware                7-4        1,485     14.   Harvard                   9-1         253
15.   Central Arkansas        9-4        1,454     15.   Central Arkansas          9-4         221
16.   Harvard                 9-1        1,273     16.   Delaware                  7-4         219
17.   James Madison           8-5        1,116     17.   Illinois State            7-4         187
18.   Illinois State          7-4        1,101     18.   Jackson State             9-2         167
19.   Norfolk State           9-3        958       19.   James Madison             8-5         161
20.   Jackson State           9-2        778       20.   Tennessee Tech            7-4         134
21.   Tennessee Tech          7-4        772       21.   North Dakota              8-3         111
22.		 Stony	Brook	            9-4	       481       22.   Norfolk State             9-3         97
23.   North Dakota            8-3        463       23.   Liberty                   7-4         78
24.   Liberty                 7-4        351       24.   South Dakota              8-3         46
25.   Jacksonville State      7-4        218       25.   San Diego                 9-2         30


Others receiving votes: Furman 197, San Diego      Others	Receiving	Votes:	Bethune-Cookman	(21);	
124,	Eastern	Kentucky	106,	Bethune-Cook-           Eastern Kentucky (19); South Dakota (19); Fur-
man 96, Alabama State 72, Drake 57, Albany 55,     man (16); Drake (15); Southern Utah (12); Port-
Duquesne	52,	South	Dakota	52,	Portland	State	      land State (11); William & Mary (10); Chattanooga
28, William & Mary 25, Cal Poly 20, Georgetown     (9); Indiana State (9); Eastern Washington (8);
20, Indiana State 19, Southern Utah 19, Murray     Jacksonville State (7); Albany (6); Nicholls State
State 18, Eastern Washington 16, Chattanooga       (4);	South	Carolina	State	(4);	Cal	Poly	(3);	Brown	
14,	South	Carolina	State	11,	Brown	5,	Alabama	     (2);	Duquesne	(2);	Youngstown	State	(2);	Alabama	
A&M 4, Grambling State 3, Stephen F. Austin 3,     State (1); Dayton (1).
Youngstown State 1.




17 • UNI FOOTBALL
The Last Time…
Individual
Three Rushed for 100 Yards: Darian Williams 115 yds, Derrick Law 105 yds, Taylor Brookins 101 yds vs. Indiana State, 11-10-07
Two Rushed for 100 Yards: David Johnson 132 yds, Tirrell Rennie 106 yds, vs. Western Illinois, 9-24-11
One Rushed for 100 Yards: Tirrell Rennie 100 yds, at Illinois State, 11-19-11
One Rushed for 200 Yards: Corey Lewis 220 yds, vs. New Hampshire, 11-24-07
Passed for 200 Yards: Jared Lanpher, 238, vs. Youngstown State, 11-5-11
Passed for 300 Yards: Pat Grace 445 yds, vs. South Dakota, 9-12-09
Passed for 400 Yards: Pat Grace 445 yds, vs. South Dakota, 9-12-09
300-Yard Total Offense: Tirrell Rennie 308 (181 yds passing, 127 yds rushing), at Iowa State, 9-3-11
Received for 100 Yards: David Johnson 114 yds, at North Dakota State, 10-29-11
Two Received for 100 Yards: D.P. Eyman 197 yds, Jarred Herring 129 yds, vs. South Dakota, 9-12-09
Received for 150 Yards: D.P. Eyman 197 yds vs. South Dakota, 9-12-09
Received for 200 Yards: Eddie Galles 251 yds, vs. Southern Illinois, 11-15-03
One Rush for 100+ and Receive For 100+: Corey Lewis, 125 rush, 164 rec, at South Dakota State, 9-15-07
One Pass for 100+ and Rush for 100+: Tirrell Rennie, 142 pass, 106 rush, vs. Western Illinois, 9-24-11
Scored 2 TDs Rushing: L.J. Fort, 2 TDs vs. Southern Utah, 11-12-11; Tirrell Rennie, 2 TDs vs. Southern Utah, 11-12-11
Scored 3 TDs Rushing: Tirrell Rennie 3 TDs vs. Western Illinois, 9-24-11
Scored 4 TDs Rushing: Tirrell Rennie 4 TDs, vs. Illinois State, 10-23-10
Scored 2 TDs Receiving: Jarred Herring 2 TDs, vs. Wofford, 12-3-11
Scored 3 TDs Receiving: Johnny Gray 3 TDs, at Youngstown State, 10-21-06
Scored 4 TDs Receiving: Dedric Ward 4 TDs, vs. Western Illinois, 9-29-95
Kicked 3 Field Goals: Tyler Sievertsen 3 FGs at Illinois State, 11-19-11
Kicked 4 Field Goals: Billy Hallgren 4 FGs, at South Dakota, 10-16-10
Kicked 5 Field Goals: MacKenzie Hoambrecker 5 FGs, vs. Youngstown State, 10-19-02
Kicked 50+ Field Goal: Billy Hallgren 53 FG, vs. Southern Illinois, 10-13-07
Kickoff Return for TD: Carlos Anderson 99 yds, vs. Stephen F. Austin, 9-18-10
Kickoff Return for TD to Begin a Game: Carlos Anderson, 88 yds, Missouri State, 11-13-10
Punt Return for TD: Johnny Gray 67 yds, vs. Indiana State, 11-17-07
2 Punt Returns for TD: Dedric Ward 46, 42 yds, vs. St. Cloud State, 9-7-96
Blocked Punt Return for TD: J.J. Swain, 0 yds, vs. Missouri State, 11-13-10
Interception Return for TD: Varmah Sonie, 30 yds, at Missouri State, 10-1-11
Fumble Recovery for TD: Phil Wright 0 yds, vs. Wofford, 12-3-11
Safety: Team (punt blocked through the end zone) vs. New Hampshire, 12-6-08
Intercepted 2 Passes: J.J. Swain 2 INTs, at South Dakota State, 10-15-11
Two Intercepted 2 Passes: Chris Parsons 2 INTs, Dre Dokes 2 INTs at Youngstown State, 10-21-06
Intercepted 3 Passes: Dre Dokes 3 INTs, vs. Illinois State, 11-13-04

Team
Rushed for 200 Yards: vs. Southern Utah, 284, 11-12-11
Rushed for 300 Yards: at Indiana State, 340, 11-6-10
Rushed for 400 Yards: vs. Indiana State, 406, 10-3-09
Passed for 200 Yards: vs. Youngstown State, 238, 11-5-11
Passed for 300 Yards: vs. South Dakota, 478, 9-12-09
Passed for 400 Yards: vs. South Dakota, 478, 9-12-09
Had 400 Yards Total Offense: vs. Southern Utah, 410, 11-12-11
Had 500 Yards Total Offense: at Indiana State, 503, 11-6-10
Had 600 Yards Total Offense: vs. South Dakota, 712, 9-12-09
Scored 30 Points: vs. Southern Utah, 34 pts, 11-12-11
Scored 40 Points: at Missouri State, 42 pts, 10-1-11
Scored 50 Points: vs. Indiana State, 62 pts, 10-3-09
Scored 60 Points: vs. Indiana State, 62 pts, 10-3-09
Had 3 TDs Rushing: at Missouri State, 3 TDs, 10-1-11
Had 4 TDs Rushing: vs. Southern Utah, 4 TDs, 11-12-11
Had 5 TDs Rushing: vs. Missouri State, 5 TDs, 11-08-08
Had 6 TDs Rushing: vs. South Dakota, 6 TDs, 9-12-09
Had 2 TDs Passing: vs Youngstown State, 2 TDs, 11-5-11
Had 3 TDs Passing: vs. Missouri State, 3 TDs, 11-13-10
Had 4 TDs Passing: at South Dakota State, 4 TDs, 10-15-11
Had 5 TDs Passing: vs. Prairie View A&M, 5 TDs, 11-11-00
Had 6 TDs Passing: vs. Southwest State, 6 TDs, 11-20-99
Had 25 First Downs: at Indiana State, 25, 11-6-10
Had 30 First Downs: vs. South Dakota, 30, 9-12-09
18 • UNI FOOTBALL
2011 UNI STATS GAME-BY-GAME:
Rushing        ISU        SFA        WIU        MSU      INS      SDSU     SIU       NDSU       YSU       SUU      ILS        WOF
Anderson       14-41      1-0        3-28       DNP      DNP      13-94    6-19      0-0        2-3       11-115   7-29       11-52
Cutkomp        --         1-0        6-10       8-33     9-25     --       --        --         --        --       --         --
Johnson        10-36      31-87      21-132     18-114   20-92    9-49     14-72     10-16      18-47     14-82    2-3        8-24
Lanpher        DNP        DNP        0-0        0-0      DNP      DNP      DNP       1-8        6-(-18)   DNP      DNP        DNP
Rennie         18-127     19-126     12-106     8-37     17-93    10-13    14-22     7-29       DNP       16-86    17-100     19-95
UNI            42-204     54-211     43-275     37-187   47-210   33-155   38-121    18-53      27-30     45-284   27-130     39-171
OPP            39-141     29-126     31-105     38-128   36-158   29-77    34-105    38-145     40-118    33-65    51-158     73-457

Passing     ISU         SFA         WIU         MSU         INS         SDSU        SIU          NDSU        YSU         SUU         ILS         WOF
Lanpher     DNP         DNP         0-0-0       6-7-46      DNP         DNP         DNP          4-9-68      16-28-238   DNP         DNP         DNP
Rennie      15-32-181   9-25-151    10-14-142   13-16-209   10-14-142   16-20-239   14-23-167    20-30-224   DNP         10-16-126   10-23-61    7-12-67
UNI         15-32-181   9-25-151    10-14-142   19-23-255   10-14-142   16-20-239   14-23-167    24-39-292   16-28-238   10-16-126   10-23-61    7-12-67
OPP         18-40-187   23-35-281   18-32-207   18-21-134   12-24-136   37-54-354   15-20-107    22-25-204   17-35-175   25-35-287   33-49-243   3-8-21

Receiving      ISU        SFA        WIU        MSU      INS      SDSU     SIU       NDSU       YSU       SUU      ILS        WOF
Anderson       1-4        0-0        0-0        DNP      DNP      0-0      0-0       0-0        0-0       2-18     0-0        1-11
Collins        3-13       1-21       1-14       1-9      3-16     2-6      0-0       3-23       0-0       0-0      1-10       1-0
Herring        1-7        2-60       1-5        4-77     1-17     5-120    0-0       2-24       6-84      1-6      4-21       4-54
Howard         3-23       1-11       1-4        0-0      0-0      1-19     3-34      5-67       1-10      0-0      0-0        0-0
Johnson        2-83       1-7        3-46       1-16     1-12     3-47     3-28      10-114     2-31      2-18     2-7        1-2
LeMaster       2-12       2-16       0-0        3-24     1-37     0-0      3-22      0-0        1-30      0-0      0-0        0-0
Owens          0-0        1-20       1-26       1-2      0-0      0-0      0-0       1-46       1-(-3)    0-0      0-0        0-0
Sinkfield      1-30       0-0        2-35       5-94     3-53     3-39     1-18      2-14       3-69      4-83     3-23       0-0
Wells          1-6        1-16       0-0        1-12     1-7      1-4      0-0       0-0        2-17      1-1      0-0        0-0
Vereen         1-3        0-0        1-12       3-21     0-0      1-4      4-65      1-4        0-0       0-0      0-0        0-0
UNI            15-181     9-151      10-142     19-255   10-142   16-239   14-167    24-292     16-238    10-126   10-61      7-67
OPP            18-187     23-281     18-207     18-134   12-136   37-354   15-107    22-204     17-175    25-287   33-243     3-21

Tackles (UT-AT)
             ISU          SFA        WIU        MSU      INS      SDSU     SIU       NDSU       YSU       SUU      ILS        WOF
Admire       0-0          0-0        0-0        0-0      0-0      1-0      0-0       0-0        0-0       0-0      0-0        0-0
Bernard      0-0          0-0        0-0        0-0      0-0      1-0      0-0       0-0        0-0       0-0      0-0        0-0
Boothby      3-2          2-2        2-4        3-5      3-4      3-3      2-6       4-1        1-4       2-2      0-5        6-6
Branch       1-2          0-2        0-2        1-1      2-0      1-1      0-4       0-2        1-4       2-0      0-1        2-3
Busher       0-0          0-0        1-0        0-1      0-0      0-0      0-0       0-0        1-1       1-1      1-0        0-0
Canady       5-1          4-1        4-4        3-1      2-0      3-3      0-3       1-0        DNP       DNP      DNP        DNP
Clark        0-0          0-2        1-1        0-0      1-0      0-0      0-0       0-0        DNP       0-0      2-0        1-0
Conley       8-1          2-7        3-3        3-4      1-5      4-8      4-1       3-2        6-3       5-3      6-8        4-4
Cutkomp      0-0          0-0        0-0        1-0      1-1      0-0      1-1       0-1        0-0       0-0      0-0        0-0
Edem         0-0          0-0        0-0        0-0      0-0      0-0      0-0       1-1        1-0       1-0      0-1        0-0
Eilert       3-3          2-1        DNP        1-0      0-0      1-1      1-2       0-1        1-4       2-0      2-4        0-0
Fort         10-3         2-10       3-9        5-9      6-6      8-9      3-8       6-9        5-8       2-8      9-13       4-12
Gacke        DNP          DNP        DNP        DNP      DNP      DNP      0-1       0-0        0-0       0-0      7-3        1-3
Gerard       0-0          1-2        3-0        1-1      0-0      2-0      0-4       0-0        0-1       2-0      0-1        0-0
Gilson       0-0          1-0        0-0        0-0      0-0      0-0      0-0       0-0        0-0       0-0      0-0        0-0
Granderson 0-0            0-0        0-0        0-0      0-0      0-0      0-0       0-0        0-1       0-0      0-0        0-0
Hadenfeldt   0-2          0-0        2-1        0-5      0-1      0-1      1-0       1-1        0-0       0-0      0-0        2-3
Herring      2-0          0-0        0-0        0-1      0-0      0-0      1-0       1-1        1-0       0-0      0-0        0-0
Hubbard      0-0          0-0        0-0        1-0      0-0      1-0      0-0       0-0        0-1       0-0      0-0        0-0
Jepsen       1-0          0-0        1-2        1-3      1-1      1-2      0-0       1-0        0-1       1-0      1-3        1-3
Martin       0-0          0-0        0-0        1-1      1-0      2-2      1-0       0-0        0-0       1-2      3-2        0-1
O’Brien      0-0          0-0        0-1        0-0      0-0      DNP      0-0       DNP        DNP       DNP      DNP        DNP
Scott        7-1          2-8        5-1        5-2      3-2      9-2      0-0       3-5        1-7       7-6      6-5        3-3
Sievertsen   0-0          0-0        0-0        0-0      0-0      0-0      0-0       0-0        0-0       0-1      0-0        0-0
Smith        2-2          5-11       3-3        5-11     2-8      3-6      0-0       4-9        5-5       8-2      7-8        6-8
Sonie        4-1          5-7        3-3        2-6      3-1      2-2      5-5       3-1        1-1       0-3      3-1        4-2
Swain        4-0          0-2        4-1        1-0      5-0      2-3      6-2       6-1        4-5       6-6      3-3        2-1
Wellington   1-0          0-1        1-1        2-1      3-3      0-1      0-0       2-7        2-4       1-4      2-3        6-6
White        0-0          0-0        1-1        0-0      0-0      0-0      2-10      0-0        0-0       0-0      0-0        3-2
Williams     0-0          0-0        0-0        0-0      0-0      0-0      2-1       1-2        0-0       0-0      0-1        0-0
Wright       0-0          0-0        0-1        DNP      DNP      DNP      DNP       DNP        DNP       0-0      2-0        0-0




19 • UNI FOOTBALL
                                                     2011 UNI Football
                                   Northern Iowa Team Game-by-Game (as of Dec 03, 2011)
                                                        All games

                                                                             TEAM STATISTICS

                                                Rushing                    Receiving                     Passing                        Kick Returns               Punt Returns                  tot
Date      Opponent                       no.      yds td      lg     no.      yds td     lg     cmp-att-int    yds        td     lg    no. yds td lg              no. yds td lg                  off
Sep 03     at Iowa State                  42 204 1           16 15 181 1 80      15-32-0 181 1 80                                       2     44        0   25       0   0         0    0 385
Sep 10     at Stephen F. Austin           54 211 4           21   9 151 0 32      9-25-0 151 0 32                                       6    120        0   28       0   0         0    0 362
Sep 24     WESTERN ILLINOIS               43 275 3           35 10 142 2 31      10-14-0 142 2 31                                       3     73        0   30       3 46          0   20 417
Oct 01     at Missouri State              37 187 3           36 19 255 2 40      19-23-0 255 2 40                                       1     26        0   26       2   4         0    4 442
Oct 08     INDIANA STATE                  47 210 1           21 10 142 1 37      10-14-0 142 1 37                                       1      8        0    8       1   0         0    0 352
Oct 15     at South Dakota State          33 155 0           57 16 239 4 80      16-20-0 239 4 80                                       3     45        0   18       2 19          0   14 394
Oct 22     SOUTHERN ILLINOIS              38 121 1           39 14 167 1 46      14-23-0 167 1 46                                       3     68        0   27       1   8         0    8 288
Oct 29     at North Dakota State          18   53 1          24 24 292 1 46      24-39-2 292 1 46                                       6    149        0   57       2 -1          0    1 345
Nov 05     YOUNGSTOWN STATE               27   30 1          13 16 238 2 32      16-28-0 238 2 32                                       4    110        0   35       4 30          0   15 268
Nov 12     SOUTHERN UTAH                  45 284 4           37 10 126 0 40      10-16-1 126 0 40                                       4     94        0   42       2 47          0   26 410
Nov 19     at Illinois State              27 130 1           22 10    61 1 12    10-23-0   61 1 12                                      2     61        0   39       1   5         0    5 191
Dec 03     WOFFORD                        39 171 1           22   7   67 2 23     7-12-0   67 2 23                                      4     88        0   42       0   0         0    0 238
Northern Iowa                            450 2031 21         57 160 2061 17 80 160-269-3 2061 17 80                                    39    886        0   57      18 158         0   26 4092
Opponents                                471 1783 13         46 241 2336 9 48 241-378-18 2336 9 48                                     60   1084        1   99      19 164         0   27 4119

Games played: 12
Avg per rush: 4.5
Avg per catch: 12.9
Pass efficiency: 142.46
Kick ret avg: 22.7
Punt ret avg: 8.8
All purpose avg/game: 443.6
Total offense avg/gm: 341.0
                                                Tackles                         Sacks         Fumble                Pass Defense                 Blkd       PAT Attempts
Date   Opponent                     ua         a     total     tfl-yds         no-yds          ff fr-yds         int-yds   qbh brup              kick        kick rush rcv             saf       pts
Sep 03 at Iowa State                51     18         69         1.0-5          1.0-5          1          1-0      3-12          7       4         0          1-1         0    0        0         19
Sep 10 at Stephen F. Austin         26     56         82         2.0-8          0.0-0          1          1-6      3-20          0       4         0          4-4         0    0        0         34
Sep 24 WESTERN ILLINOIS             37     38         75       8.0-24         3.0-14           0          0-0      1-24          0       2         1          5-5         0    0        0         38
Oct 01 at Missouri State            37     52         89       7.0-27         3.0-21           2          2-0      1-30          0       0         0          6-6         0    0        0         42
Oct 08 INDIANA STATE                34     32         66       9.0-45         4.0-31           1          1-0      2-20          0       5         0          2-2         0    0        0         23
Oct 15 at South Dakota State        44     44         88       5.0-19         3.0-17           1          1-0      4-35          2       2         0          4-4         0    0        0         31
Oct 22 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS            29     48         77       4.0-11           1.0-4          1          1-0       0-0          0       0         0          2-2         0    0        0         17
Oct 29 at North Dakota State        37     44         81       5.0-20         1.0-12           1          1-0       0-0          0       3         0          1-1         0    0        0         19
Nov 05 YOUNGSTOWN STATE             30     50         80       6.0-13           1.0-1          0          0-0      2-24          0       7         0          3-3         0    0        0         21
Nov 12 SOUTHERN UTAH                41     38         79      10.0-43         6.0-37           0          0-0      2-22          1       2         0          4-4         0    0        0         34
Nov 19 at Illinois State            55     62        117       7.0-11           0.0-0          1          1-0       0-0          5       6         0          2-2         0    0        0         23
Dec 03 WOFFORD                      45     58        103         3.0-9          1.0-6          1         3-12       0-0          1       1         0          4-4         0    0        0         28
Northern Iowa                      466    540       1006     67.0-235       24.0-148          10        12-18    18-187         16      36         1        38-38         0    0        0        329
Opponents                          366    448        814     61.0-231       20.0-136           8        10--4       3-3         12      26         0        22-23         0    0        0        199

                                                                     Punting                                                    Field Goals                           Kickoffs
Date   Opponent                    no.     yds         avg         long      blkd       tb         fc      50+     i20     md-att       long blkd           no.     yds       avg        tb       ob
Sep 03 at Iowa State                 7     246        35.1          42         0        1           1        0      0            2-2        42     0         5 292            58.4           0     0
Sep 10 at Stephen F. Austin          5     217        43.4          54         0        0           1        1      1            2-2        43     0         7 437            62.4           1     0
Sep 24 WESTERN ILLINOIS              3     122        40.7          51         0        0           0        1      0            1-2        23     0         7 412            58.9           0     0
Oct 01 at Missouri State             4     145        36.2          43         0        0           1        0      1            0-0         0     0         7 438            62.6           0     0
Oct 08 INDIANA STATE                 3     132        44.0          46         0        0           0        0      1            3-3        48     0         6 398            66.3           2     0
Oct 15 at South Dakota State         7     270        38.6          48         0        0           1        0      3            1-1        35     0         6 363            60.5           1     0
Oct 22 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS             4     185        46.2          55         0        1           0        2      0            1-1        48     0         4 256            64.0           0     0
Oct 29 at North Dakota State         3     128        42.7          45         0        3           0        0      0            2-2        48     0         4 231            57.8           0     0
Nov 05 YOUNGSTOWN STATE              9     346        38.4          58         0        0           5        1      3            0-0         0     0         4 257            64.2           0     0
Nov 12 SOUTHERN UTAH                 2      80        40.0          48         0        0           1        0      2            2-2        43     0         7 450            64.3           0     1
Nov 19 at Illinois State             5     242        48.4          54         0        1           1        2      3            3-3        40     0         4 240            60.0           1     0
Dec 03 WOFFORD                       4     164        41.0          53         0        0           2        1      3            0-1         0     0         5 344            68.8           0     0
Northern Iowa                       56    2277        40.7          58         0        6          13        8     17          17-19        48     0        66 4118           62.4           5     1
Opponents                           53    2248        42.4          65         1        5          14       10     20          11-16        44     0        45 2808           62.4           5     0




20 • UNI FOOTBALL
UNI Offensive Starters by Game
                            QB            RB             TE          WR           WR          FB         LT         LG             C           RG         RT
Iowa State (9/3)           Rennie       Anderson       Howard      Sinkfield    LeMaster Vandevender    Teply      Kruger       Palangi     Rummells    Danilov
Stephen F. Austin (9/10) Rennie         Anderson        Wells      Sinkfield     Collins Johnson (RB)   Teply      Kruger       Palangi     Rummells    Danilov
Western Illinois (9/24)    Rennie       Johnson         Wells      Sinkfield     Herring Howard (TE)    Teply      Kruger       Palangi     Rummells    Danilov
Missouri State (10/1)      Rennie       Johnson         Wells      Sinkfield     Herring Collins (WR)   Teply      Kruger       Palangi     Rummells    Danilov
Indiana State (10/8)       Rennie       Johnson        Howard      Sinkfield     Herring Collins (WR)   Teply      Kruger       Palangi     Rummells    Danilov
South Dakota State (10/15) Rennie       Anderson       Howard      Sinkfield    Wells (TE)Vandevender   Teply      Kruger       Palangi       Sauer     Danilov
Southern Illinois (10/22) Rennie        Anderson       Howard      Sinkfield     Herring Collins (WR)   Teply      Kruger       Palangi       Sauer     Danilov
North Dakota State (10/29) Rennie       Johnson         Wells      Sinkfield     Herring Collins (WR)   Teply      Kruger       Palangi     Rummells    Danilov
Youngstown State (11/5) Lanpher         Johnson        Howard      Sinkfield     Herring Collins (WR)   Teply      Kruger       Palangi     Rummells    Danilov
Southern Utah (11/12)      Rennie       Anderson       Howard      Wells (TE)    Herring Collins (WR)   Teply      Kruger       Palangi       Sauer     Danilov
Illinois State (11/19)     Rennie       Anderson       Howard      Sinkfield     Herring Wells (TE)     Teply      Kruger       Palangi       Sauer     Danilov
Wofford (12/3)             Rennie       Anderson       Howard      Sinkfield     Herring Collins (WR)   Teply      Kruger       Palangi       Sauer     Danilov


UNI Defensive Starters by Game
                            DE          DT           NG          DE       LB             LB        LB             CB           FS           SS          CB
Iowa State (9/3)           Branch    Hadenfeldt    Boothby      Eilert   Smith           Fort     Conley         Sonie       Canady        Scott       Swain
Stephen F. Austin (9/10) Branch        Eilert      Boothby     Jepsen    Smith           Fort     Conley         Sonie       Canady        Scott       Swain
Western Illinois (9/24)    Branch    Hadenfeldt    Boothby     Jepsen    Smith           Fort     Conley         Sonie       Canady        Scott       Swain
Missouri State (10/1)      Branch    Hadenfeldt    Boothby     Jepsen    Smith           Fort     Conley         Sonie       Canady        Scott       Swain
Indiana State (10/8)       Branch    Hadenfeldt    Boothby     Jepsen    Smith           Fort     Conley         Sonie       Canady        Scott       Swain
South Dakota State (10/15) Branch    Hadenfeldt    Boothby     Jepsen    Smith           Fort     Conley         Sonie       Canady        Scott       Swain
Southern Illinois (10/22) Branch     Hadenfeldt    Boothby     Jepsen    Smith           Fort     Conley         Sonie       Canady        Scott       Swain
North Dakota State (10/29)Branch     Hadenfeldt    Boothby      Eilert   Gerard          Fort     Conley         Sonie       Canady        Scott       Swain
Youngstown State (11/5) Branch         Eilert      Boothby     Jepsen    Smith           Fort     Conley         Sonie      Wellington     Scott       Swain
Southern Utah (11/12)      Branch      Eilert      Boothby     Jepsen    Smith           Fort     Conley         Sonie      Wellington     Scott       Swain
Illinois State (11/19)     Branch      Eilert      Boothby     Jepsen    Smith           Fort     Conley         Martin     Wellington     Scott       Swain
Wofford (12/3)             Branch    Hadenfeldt    Boothby     Jepsen    Smith           Fort     Conley         Sonie      Wellington     Scott       Swain




                        How the Panthers Fare on Opening Drives
UNI Drives                                                                  Opponent Drives
Opponent              Plays         Yards First Downs        Result         Opponent              Plays         Yards First Downs        Result
Iowa State (1)          7            50         2              FG           Iowa State (1)          3              8        0             Punt
Iowa State (2)         22            90         7              TD           Iowa State (2)          3              9        0             Punt
Stephen F. Austin (1)   3             0         0             Punt          Stephen F. Austin (1)   9             68        5              TD
Stephen F. Austin (2)   8            75         4              TD           Stephen F. Austin (2)   9             53        3              FG
Western Illinois (1)    4            12         1              TD           Western Illinois (1)    3              5        0             Punt
Western Illinois (2)    4            61         2            Fumble         Western Illinois (2)    3            (-5)       0             Punt
Missouri State (1)      9            87         4              TD           Missouri State (1)      3              3        0             Punt
Missouri State (2)      5            74         3              TD           Missouri State (2)      2             20        1            Fumble
Indiana State (1)      13            49         4              FG           Indiana State (1)      10             54        4              FG
Indiana State (2)      10            60         3              FG           Indiana State (2)       3            (-2)       0             Punt
South Dakota State (1) 7             44         2            Fumble         South Dakota State (1) 8              43        3             Punt
South Dakota State (2) 3              6         0             Punt          South Dakota State (2) 5               1        1             Punt
Southern Illinois (1)   3            21         0            Fumble         Southern Illinois (1)   5             20        1             Punt
Southern Illinois (2)  15            44         4              FG           Southern Illinois (2)   3              3        0             Punt
North Dakota State (1) 7             38         2              FG           North Dakota State (1) 11             71        4              TD
North Dakota State (2) 7             35         2             Punt          North Dakota State (2) 6              76        2            Fumble
Youngstown State (1)    9            78         3              TD           Youngstown State (1)   11             63        3              FG
Youngstown State (2)    3             7         0             Punt          Youngstown State (2)    6             20        1             INT
Southern Utah (1)       6            52         3              TD           Southern Utah (1)      14             60        4              TD
Southern Utah (2)       6            79         3              TD           Southern Utah (2)       9             28        3             Punt
Illinois State (1)      3            -2         0             Punt          Illinois State (1)     12             48        4            Downs
Illinois State (2)      8            41         2              FG           Illinois State (2)      5             12        1             Punt
Wofford (1)             6            72         4              TD           Wofford (1)            16             81        6              TD
Wofford (2)             7            62         4              TD           Wofford (2)             4             52        3            Fumble




21 • UNI FOOTBALL
               GAME 1: IowA StAtE 20, UNI 19                                                              GAME 2: UNI 34, StEphEN F. AUStIN 23
       SEpt. 3, 2011 • JAck trIcE StAdIUM • AMES, IowA                                          SEpt. 10, 2011 • hoMEr BrycE StAdIUM • NAcoGdochES, tExAS
    AMES, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa football team dropped its                          NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The No. 3 ranked University of Northern Iowa
season opener at Iowa State on Saturday evening, falling 20-19 on a Cyclone                     football team used three second-half touchdowns to defeat No. 12 Stephen F.
touchdown with less than one minute remaining in the contest.                                   Austin at Homer Bryce Stadium, 34-23.
    The Panthers grabbed an early lead at the 12:09 mark of the first quarter when                  The Lumberjacks opened the scoring, taking their first possession of the game
sophomore Tyler Sievertsen converted a 42-yard field goal for his first points as a             on a nine-play, 68-yard scoring drive that ended with a three-yard pass from
Panther. Sievertsen added another field goal at the 8:55 mark of the second quarter             Brady Attaway to Gralyn Crawford.
to stretch the UNI lead to 6-0.                                                                     After going three-and-out on the ensuing possession, the Panthers created their
    Iowa State quarterback Steele Jantz got the Cyclones on the scoreboard with a               first turnover of the game when senior linebacker Jordan Smith intercepted an
one-yard run on the final play of the first half. With the Zach Guyer PAT, ISU held             Attaway pass in UNI territory. UNI drove the ball far enough to get a 43-yard
a 7-6 halftime lead.                                                                            field goal from Tyler Sievertsen, cutting the SFA lead to 7-3 with 3:11 left in the
    The Panthers used three first-half takeaways inside their own 30-yard line                  first quarter.
to keep the Cyclone offense in check. Junior Garrett Scott intercepted a pass at                    Sievertsen converted his second field goal try of the game with 5:10 left before
the UNI 20-yard line to thwart Iowa State’s second drive of the game. Senior                    halftime to make the score 7-6.
Tre’Darrius Canady picked off a Jantz pass at the goal line with 2:09 left in the                   SFA used a 46-yard kickoff return by Crawford to set up the following drive,
first quarter to stop the next Cyclone drive.                                                   which ended with a 35-yard field goal by Jordan Wiggs. With 1:51 remaining in
    Senior linebacker L.J. Fort also forced a fumble that Canady recovered at the               the second quarter, the Lumberjacks led the Panthers, 10-6.
UNI 24-yard line with 5:04 remaining before halftime.                                               The Panthers responded with a 10-play, 82-yard drive in 1:27 to take the lead
    The UNI defense held the Cyclones to a three-and-out on the first series of the             on a one-yard David Johnson run before halftime.
second half, and the Panther offense embarked on a 22-play, 90-yard drive that                      A 36-yard field goal by SFA’s Wiggs tied the contest at 13-13 with 11:50 left
lasted 10 minutes, 36 seconds. Redshirt freshman David Johnson carried the ball                 in the third quarter. UNI responded once again, this time with a 75-yard drive
in from one yard out for his first collegiate touchdown, giving UNI a 13-7 lead                 capped by a 20-yard touchdown run by Rennie to take the lead at 20-13 with 7:50
with 2:30 remaining in the third quarter.                                                       remaining in the third quarter.
    UNI clung to the 13-7 lead until late in the fourth quarter, but ISU regained the               Another Wiggs field goal cut the Panther lead to 20-16, but UNI answered after
lead at 14-13 on a 26-yard scoring strike from Jantz to Josh Lenz on fourth-and-                L.J. Fort forced and recovered a fumble to give UNI possession at the SFA 22-
10 with 4:30 remaining in the game.                                                             yard line late in the third quarter. David Johnson scored on a one-yard run on the
    On the first play from scrimmage after the ISU touchdown, UNI senior                        opening play of the fourth quarter to extend the UNI margin to 27-16.
quarterback Tirrell Rennie connected with Johnson down the sideline and Johnson                     Fred Ford ran in from six yards out for a Lumberjack touchdown at the 8:40
raced 80 yards untouched for the score. A failed two-point conversion attempt left              mark of the fourth quarter, cutting the Panther lead to 27-23. The Panthers
the Panthers with a 19-14 lead with 4:17 left in the contest.                                   responded one more time, reeling off a 12-play, 65-yard drive that Rennie capped
    ISU returned the ensuing kickoff to its own 40-yard line and carried out a nine-            with a nine-yard touchdown run to give UNI a 34-23 lead with 3:10 remaining.
play, 60-yard drive that was capped with a one-yard touchdown run by Jantz with
only 40 seconds remaining in the game.                                                                                             GAME STATISTICS
    UNI’s final drive ended with a failed lateral attempt by Kevin Vereen, Jr., that                  UNI                               3   10    7              14    -   34
was recovered by ISU’s Willie Scott at the UNI 23-yard line.                                          Stephen F. Austin                 7    3    6              7     -   23
                                                                                                      Time: 3:04, Attendance: 8,741
                                   GAME STATISTICS
      UNI                               3    3    7                6   -   19                                                                             UNI                SFA
      Iowa State                        0    7    0               13   -   20                         First Downs                                          24                 22
      Time: 3:23, Attendance: 54,672                                                                  Rushes-Yards                                      54-211             29-126
                                                                                                      Passing (comp.-attempts-int.)                     9-25-0             23-35-3
                                                          UNI                 ISU                     Passing Yards                                       151                281
      First Downs                                          21                  20                     Total Offense                                       362                407
      Rushes-Yards                                      42-204              39-141                    Average Gain/Play                                    4.6                6.4
      Passing (comp.-attempts-int.)                     15-32-0             18-40-3                   Fumbles-Lost                                        0-0                1-1
      Passing Yards                                       181                 187                     Penalties-Yards                                    5-50               9-91
      Total Offense                                       385                 328                     Punts-Yards                                       5-217               2-76
      Average Gain/Play                                    5.2                 4.2                    Average Per Punt                                    43.4               38.0
      Fumbles-Lost                                        1-1                  2-1                    Possession Time                                    37:16              22:44
      Penalties-Yards                                   16-113                8-81                    Third Down Conversions                             9-16                2-9
      Punts-Yards                                        7-246               5-256                    Sacks By-Yards Lost                                 0-0                1-6
      Average Per Punt                                    35.1                51.2
      Possession Time                                    35:16               24:44                                              SCORING SUMMARY
      Third Down Conversions                             8-17                7-19               First Quarter
      Sacks By-Yards Lost                                 1-5                 0-0                   10:41 SFA - Gralyn Crawford 3 pass from Brady Attaway (Jordan Wiggs kick) SFA, 7-0
                                                                                                    3:11 UNI - Tyler Sievertsen 43 FG                                         SFA, 7-3
                                 SCORING SUMMARY
First Quarter                                                                                   Second Quarter
    12:09 UNI - Tyler Sievertsen 42 FG                                              UNI, 3-0       5:10 UNI - Sievertsen 22 FG                                                     SFA, 7-6
                                                                                                   1:51 SFA - Wiggs 35 FG                                                         SFA, 10-6
Second Quarter                                                                                     0:22 UNI - David Johnson 1 run (Sievertsen kick)                              UNI, 13-10
   8:55 UNI - Sievertsen 24 FG                                                      UNI, 6-0
   0:00 ISU - Steele Jantz 1 run (Zach Guyer kick)                                  ISU, 7-6    Third Quarter
                                                                                                   11:50 SFA - Wiggs 36 FG                                                       Tied, 13-13
Third Quarter                                                                                      7:50 UNI - Tirrell Rennie 20 run (Sievertsen kick)                            UNI, 20-13
   2:30 UNI - David Johnson 1 run (Sievertsen kick)                                UNI, 13-7       5:42 SFA - Wiggs 32 FG                                                        UNI, 20-16

Fourth Quarter                                                                                  Fourth Quarter
   4:30 ISU - Josh Lenz 26 pass from Jantz (Guyer kick)                          ISU, 14-13        14:55 UNI - Johnson 1 run (Sievertsen kick)                                   UNI, 27-16
   4:17 UNI - Johnson 80 pass from Rennie (Sievertsen kick)                      UNI, 19-14        8:40 SFA - Fred Ford 6 run (Wiggs kick)                                       UNI, 27-23
   0:40 ISU - Jantz 1 run (pass failed)                                          ISU, 20-19        3:10 UNI - Rennie 9 run (Sievertsen kick)                                     UNI, 34-23

                                 STATISTICAL LEADERS                                                                             STATISTICAL LEADERS
Rushing (carries-yards, TDs): UNI - Tirrell Rennie (18-127, 0); ISU - Steele Jantz (20-80, 2)   Rushing (carries-yards, TDs): UNI - Tirrell Rennie (19-126, 2); SFA - Jeremy Barnes (11-64, 0)
Passing (comp.-attempts.-int., yards, TDs): UNI - Tirrell Rennie (15-32-0, 181, 1);             Passing (comp.-attempts.-int., yards, TDs): UNI - Tirrell Rennie (9-25-0, 151, 0);
ISU - Steele Jantz (18-40-3, 187, 1)                                                            SFA - Brady Attaway (23-35-3, 281, 1)
Receiving (catches-yards, TDs): UNI - David Johnson (2-83, 1); ISU - Aaron Horne (7-69, 0)      Receiving (catches-yards, TDs): UNI - Jarred Herring (2-60, 0); SFA - Cordell Roberson (7-115, 0)
Tackles: UNI - L.J. Fort (13); ISU - Jake Knott (15)                                            Tackles: UNI - Jordan Smith (16); SFA - Jordan Aubrey (14)



22 • UNI FOOTBALL
           GAME 3: UNI 38, wEStErN IllINoIS 10                                                              GAME 4: UNI 42, MISSoUrI StAtE 7
       SEpt. 24, 2011 • UNI-doME • cEdAr FAllS, IowA                                                   oct. 1, 2011 • plAStEr FIEld • SprINGFIEld, Mo.
   CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa football team rolled                        SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The University of Northern Iowa football team served
to a victory in its home opener on Saturday evening in the UNI-Dome, topping                    up head coach Mark Farley’s 55th career Missouri Valley Football Conference
the Western Illinois Leathernecks, 38-10.                                                       victory with a 42-7 win over Missouri State.
   The Panthers racked up 275 yards rushing in the game. Redshirt freshman                         Farley’s 55 MVFC wins gives him one more than Missouri State head coach
running back David Johnson led the way with a career-high 132 yards on 21                       Terry Allen to put Farley on top in career victories in league history.
carries. Senior quarterback Tirrell Rennie carried 12 times for 106 yards and was                  UNI improved to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in MVFC action. The Panthers rushed for
10-of-14 passing for 142 yards and two touchdowns.                                              three scores, passed for two and had an interception return for their other score.
   Johnson was UNI’s leading receiver as well, making three receptions for 46                   Missouri State fell to 0-5 overall and 0-2 in MVFC play.
yards and one score.                                                                               UNI broke into the scoring column on its first drive of the game. UNI marched
   Senior linebacker L.J. Fort posted 12 tackles to lead the Panther defense.                   87 yards in nine plays, capped by a 7-yard scoring run by Chad Owens. It was
Senior August Hadenfeldt recorded 1.5 sacks and 2.5 tackles-for-loss.                           Owens’ first career carry and came off an option pitch from quarterback Tirrell
   UNI (2-1, 1-0 MVFC) scored first, capitalizing on a blocked punt by junior                   Rennie. Rennie was 5-for-5 passing for 72 yards on the first drive.
Terrell Sinkfield after the Panther defense forced a three-and-out on the opening                  MSU knotted the game at 7-7 with a 5-yard touchdown run from quarterback
possession of the game. Rennie rushed in from two yards out to give UNI a 7-0                   Trevor Wooden with 13:22 left in the second quarter. The Bears took over a
lead with 12:00 left in the first quarter.                                                      short field following a partially blocked punt by Dan Reichart that gave MSU
   With 5:49 remaining in the first quarter, Rennie found the endzone on a 12-                  possession at the UNI 30-yard line.
yard run to stretch the Panther margin to 14-0.                                                    UNI’s David Johnson found the endzone for the sixth time this season on a
   Western Illinois (1-3, 0-1 MVFC) scored on a Pat Smith 20-yard field goal                    4-yard run with 9:33 left in the second quarter. The Johnson TD run capped a 10-
early in the second quarter, but UNI added two more touchdowns before halftime.                 play, 80-yard drive that answered the Bears’ TD on the previous possession.
Rennie found Johnson for a 30-yard scoring strike and then posted another                          The Panthers’ defensive unit joined the scoring side of things when Varmah
rushing touchdown -- this time from 35 yards out -- to give the Panthers a 28-3                 Sonie returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown. Sonie’s score came with
halftime lead.                                                                                  4:53 left in the second quarter.
   At the 8:19 mark of the third quarter, Rennie connected with sophomore tight                    UNI increased the lead to 21 points, 28-7, following a 1-yard touchdown run
end Darion Howard on a four-yard touchdown pass, giving Howard his first                        by Johnson. The Johnson score came with 13:12 left in the third quarter. The key
career Panther touchdown.                                                                       play on the drive was a 40-yard pass from Rennie to Terrell Sinkfield.
   Sophomore kicker Tyler Sievertsen added a 23-yard field goal in the fourth                      UNI’s L.J. Fort forced his second fumble of the game and Ben Boothby
quarter to put the Panthers up 38-3. WIU running back Caulton Ray notched a                     recovered it to give the Panthers the ball at the 38-yard line. The Panthers scored
one-yard touchdown run with 2:49 remaining in the contest to set the final margin               on a four-play, 38-yard drive capped by a 26-yard pass from Rennie to Jarred
at 38-10.                                                                                       Herring. Herring’s score gave UNI a 35-7 lead with 11:08 left in the third stanza.
   UNI outgained the Leathernecks 417-312 in total offense. Rennie tied a career-                  The Panthers added a sixth touchdown with 5:04 left in the game when a
high by accounting for five touchdowns (three rushing, two passing). He rushed                  pair of redshirt freshmen hooked up for their first collegiate touchdowns. Jared
for four touchdowns and added one passing score in last season’s 42-14 victory                  Lanpher connected with Kevin Vereen Jr. for an 11-yard touchdown pass. The
over Illinois State.                                                                            score gave UNI a 42-7 lead.

                                   GAME STATISTICS                                                                                 GAME STATISTICS
      Western Illinois                  0    3    0            7   -   10                             UNI                               7   14   14             7    -    42
      UNI                              14   14    7            3   -   38                             Missouri State                    0    7    0             0    -    7
      Time: 2:33, Attendance: 16,059                                                                  Time: 2:39, Attendance: 14,827

                                                      WIU                 UNI                                                                           UNI                MSU
      First Downs                                       15                 19                         First Downs                                        21                  14
      Rushes-Yards                                   31-105             43-275                        Rushes-Yards                                    37-187              38-128
      Passing (comp.-attempts-int.)                  18-32-1            10-14-0                       Passing (comp.-attempts-int.)                   19-23-0             18-21-1
      Passing Yards                                    207                142                         Passing Yards                                     255                 134
      Total Offense                                    312                417                         Total Offense                                     442                 262
      Average Gain/Play                                 5.0                7.3                        Average Gain/Play                                  7.4                 4.4
      Fumbles-Lost                                      0-0                1-1                        Fumbles-Lost                                       1-1                 2-2
      Penalties-Yards                                  6-47               4-31                        Penalties-Yards                                   4-45                5-34
      Punts-Yards                                     6-259              3-122                        Punts-Yards                                      4-145               7-281
      Average Per Punt                                 43.2               40.7                        Average Per Punt                                  36.2                40.1
      Possession Time                                 30:21              29:39                        Possession Time                                  29:24               30:36
      Third Down Conversions                          4-14                6-11                        Third Down Conversions                            4-8                 2-11
      Sacks By-Yards Lost                              1-8               3-14                         Sacks By-Yards Lost                              3-21                2-17

                                 SCORING SUMMARY                                                                             SCORING SUMMARY
First Quarter                                                                                   First Quarter
    12:00 UNI - Tirrell Rennie 2 run (Tyler Sievertsen kick)                   UNI, 7-0             6:12 UNI - Chad Owens 7 run (Tyler Sievertsen kick)                           UNI, 7-0
    5:49 UNI - Rennie 12 run (Sievertsen kick)                                UNI, 14-0
                                                                                                Second Quarter
Second Quarter                                                                                     13:22 MSU - Trevor Wooden 5 run (Autsin Witmer kick)                           Tied, 7-7
   13:48 WIU - Pat Smith 20 FG                                                UNI, 14-3            9:33 UNI - David Johnson 4 run (Sievertsen kick)                              UNI, 14-7
   6:56 UNI - David Johnson 30 pass from Rennie (Sievertsen kick)             UNI, 21-3            4:53 UNI - Varmah Sonie 30 interception return (Sievertsen kick)              UNI, 21-7
   3:14 UNI - Rennie 35 run (Sievertsen kick)                                 UNI, 28-3
                                                                                                Third Quarter
Third Quarter                                                                                      13:12 UNI - Johnson 1 run (Sievertsen kick)                              UNI, 28-7
   8:19 UNI - Darion Howard 4 pass from Rennie (Sievertsen kick)              UNI, 35-3            11:08 UNI - Jarred Herring 26 pass from Tirrell Rennie (Sievertsen kick0 UNI, 35-7

Fourth Quarter                                                                                  Fourth Quarter
   7:43 UNI - Sievertsen kick 23 FG                                           UNI, 38-3            5:04 UNI - Kevin Vereen Jr 11 pass from Rennie (Sievertsen kick)              UNI, 42-7
   2:49 WIU - Caulton Ray 1 run (Smith kick)                                 UNI, 38-10
                                                                                                                                 STATISTICAL LEADERS
                                 STATISTICAL LEADERS                                            Rushing (carries-yards, TDs): UNI - David Johnson (18-114, 2); Chris Douglas (9-53, 0)
Rushing (carries-yards, TDs): WIU - Caulton Ray (18-79, 1); UNI - David Johnson (21-132, 0)     Passing (comp.-attempts.-int., yards, TDs): UNI - Tirrell Rennie (13-16-0, 209, 1); MSU
Passing (comp.-attempts.-int., yards, TDs): WIU - Wil Lunt (11-20-0, 110, 0; UNI - Tirrell      - Trevor Wooden (18-21-1, 134, 0)
Rennie (10-14-0, 142, 2)                                                                        Receiving (catches-yards, TDs): UNI - Terrell Sinkfield (5-94, 0); MSU - Chris Douglas (2-25, 0)
Receiving (catches-yards, TDs): WIU - Terriun Crump (8-131, 0); UNI - David Johnson (3-46, 1)   Tackles: UNI - Jordan Smith (16); MSU - Mike Crutcher, David Ingram (9)
Tackles: WIU - Maurice Hood, Kevin Palermo (8); UNI - L.J. Fort (12)


23 • UNI FOOTBALL
              GAME 5: UNI 23, INdIANA StAtE 9                                                            GAME 6: UNI 31, SoUth dAkotA StAtE 14
         oct. 8, 2011 • UNI-doME • cEdAr FAllS, IowA                                               oct. 15, 2011 • coUGhlIN-AlUMNI StAdIUM • BrookINGS, S.d.
   CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The No. 2-ranked University of Northern Iowa                                BROOKINGS, S.D. - The No. 2-ranked UNI Panthers capitalized on five take-
football team outscored the No. 17-ranked Indiana State Sycamores 13-0 in the                      aways and used a career-high four passing touchdowns from senior quarterback
second half on its way to a 23-9 Homecoming victory in the UNI-Dome.                               Tirrell Rennie to defeat South Dakota State, 31-14.
   A sellout crowd of 16,890 -- the third-largest in UNI-Dome history -- saw                            After trailing 14-7 in the second quarter, UNI rattled off 24 unanswered
the Panthers hold their third consecutive Missouri Valley Football conference                      points to record its first 4-0 start in conference play since 2007.
opponent to 10 points or less.                                                                          Rennie was 16-of-20 passing in the game for 239 yards, four touchdowns,
   UNI was led on defense by its two candidates for the Buck Buchanan Award,                       and no interceptions. Buck Buchanan award candidate L.J. Fort led the Panther
senior linebacker L.J. Fort and senior defensive lineman Ben Boothby. Fort posted                  defense with a career-high 17 tackles. J.J. Swain recorded two interceptions and
12 tackles and 2.5 tackles-for-loss, while Boothby notched seven tackles, three                    Varmah Sonie and Tre’Darrius Canady added one apiece.
tackles-for-loss and two sacks.                                                                         UNI (5-1, 4-0) was out-gained 431-394 in total yards, but four interceptions
   Jordan Smith recorded 10 tackles to go along with his third interception of the                 and one fumble recovery swung the game in the Panthers’ favor.
season. Senior safety Tre’Darrius Canady added his second interception of the                           SDSU struck first, capitalizing on a David Johnson fumble and taking the ball
year.                                                                                              on a seven-play, 47-yard drive capped by a four-yard touchdown pass from Austin
   Shakir Bell, Indiana State’s Walter Payton Award candidate, rushed for 145                      Sumner to Aaron Rollin. With 4:37 left in the first quarter, SDSU led 7-0.
yards on 14 carries in the first half before leaving the game with an injury.                           After an offensive three-and-out, senior Tre’Darrius Canady intercepted a
   Indiana State took the opening kickoff and drove 54 yards on 10 plays to claim                  pass on the first play of SDSU’s ensuing possession to set up UNI’s first scoring
the early lead on a 44-yard field goal by Cory Little with 10:38 left in the first                 drive. Rennie hit junior Terrell Sinkfield in the corner of the endzone for an 8-yard
quarter. UNI responded by putting together a 13-play, 49-yard drive that resulted                  scoring strike to knot the game at 7-7 with 0:37 left in the first quarter.
in a career-long 48-yard field goal by Tyler Sievertsen, tying the game at 3-all at                     SDSU answered with a 15-play, 80-yard drive that lasted 6:34 and ended with
the 3:12 mark of the first quarter.                                                                a three-yard touchdown pass from Sumner to Dale Moss. With 9:03 remaining in
   Panther linebacker Jordan Smith put a stop to the ensuing Sycamore drive with                   the first half, UNI trailed 14-7.
an interception at the UNI 37-yard line, returning it 20 yards to set up a scoring                      UNI’s linebacker corps came up big midway through the second quarter
drive. At the 13:58 mark of the second quarter, Johnson found the endzone from                     when James Conley forced a fumble that Jordan Smith recovered at the SDSU
five yards out to give the Panthers a 10-3 lead they would not relinquish.                         19. On the first play after the takeaway, Rennie hit Darion Howard for a 19-yard
   Indiana State took advantage of a fumble by Johnson deep in Panther territory                   touchdown strike, tying the contest at 14-14 with 6:06 left in the 2nd quarter.
54 seconds before halftime. Two plays later, Sycamore quarterback Ronnie Fouch                          Rennie found Jarred Herring wide open down the middle of the field for
hit Justin Hilton in the end zone to cut the margin to one, but a missed extra point               an 80-yard touchdown reception to give UNI a 21-14 lead with 4:17 left before
by Cory Little gave the Panthers a 10-9 halftime lead.                                             halftime. It was Rennie’s third touchdown pass of 80 or more yards in his career.
   UNI drove 60 yards in 10 plays to open the second half before Tyler Sievertsen                       UNI held onto that 21-14 lead at halftime after junior cornerback Varmah
made a 37-yard field goal to stretch the lead to 13-9.                                             Sonie intercepted a pass in the endzone with 15 seconds left in the second quarter,
   Indiana State threatened to take the lead mid-way through the fourth quarter,                   putting an end to an SDSU scoring threat.
but Fort put a stop to the Sycamores’ 13-play, 77-yard drive with his fifth forced                      After a third quarter featuring five combined punts and a failed fourth-down
fumble of the season, and James Conley recovered it at the UNI 21-yard line.                       conversion by the Jackrabbits, UNI stretched the margin early in the fourth
   The Panthers iced the game with a 36-yard touchdown pass from Rennie to                         quarter. With 13:41 left in the game, Rennie connected with Sinkfield for another
Sinkfield with 4:13 left in the game and a 21-yard FG by Sievertsen with 2:49 left.                touchdown, this time coming from 22 yards out, to give the Panthers a 28-14 lead.
                                   GAME STATISTICS                                                      Tyler Sievertsen made a 35-yard field goal with 6:04 left in the contest to set
      Indiana State                     3    6    0               0   -    9                       the final margin at 31-14.
      UNI                               3    7    3              10   -   23                                                          GAME STATISTICS
      Time: 2:41, Attendance: 16,890                                                                     UNI                               7   14    0             10   -   31
                                                                                                         South Dakota State                7    7    0             0    -   14
                                                         INS                UNI                          Time: 2:48, Attendance: 11,131
      First Downs                                         16                 17
      Rushes-Yards                                     36-158             47-210                                                                           UNI               SDSU
      Passing (comp.-attempts-int.)                    12-24-2            10-14-0                        First Downs                                        14                 25
      Passing Yards                                      136                142                          Rushes-Yards                                    33-155              29-77
      Total Offense                                      294                352                          Passing (comp.-attempts-int.)                   16-20-0            37-54-4
      Average Gain/Play                                   4.9                5.8                         Passing Yards                                     239                354
      Fumbles-Lost                                       1-1                 2-1                         Total Offense                                     394                431
      Penalties-Yards                                   4-26                7-55                         Average Gain/Play                                  7.4                5.2
      Punts-Yards                                       2-99               3-132                         Fumbles-Lost                                       1-1                1-1
      Average Per Punt                                   49.5               44.0                         Penalties-Yards                                   4-37               8-80
      Possession Time                                   28:53              31:07                         Punts-Yards                                      7-270              6-256
      Third Down Conversions                            2-11                1-9                          Average Per Punt                                  38.6               42.7
      Sacks By-Yards Lost                               3-11               4-31                          Possession Time                                  27:53              32:07
                                                                                                         Third Down Conversions                           4-12                9-16
                                SCORING SUMMARY                                                          Sacks By-Yards Lost                              3-17                2-14
First Quarter
    10:38 INS - Cory Little 44 FG                                                 INS, 3-0                                          SCORING SUMMARY
    3:12 UNI - Tyler Sievertsen 48 FG                                             Tied, 3-3        First Quarter
                                                                                                       4:37 SDSU - Aaron Rollin 4 pass from Austin Sumner (Syrovatka kick) SDSU, 7-0
Second Quarter                                                                                         0:37 UNI - Terrell Sinkfield 8 pass from Tirrell Rennie (Sievertsen kick) Tied, 7-7
   13:58 UNI - David Johnson 5 run (Sievertsen kick)                             UNI, 10-3         Second Quarter
   0:30 INS - Justin Hilton 6 pass from Ronnie Fouch (kick failed)               UNI, 10-9             9:03 SDSU - Dale Moss 3 pass from Sumner (Syrovatka kick)               SDSU, 14-7
                                                                                                       6:06 UNI - Darion Howard 19 pass from Rennie (Sievertsen kick)           Tied, 14-14
Third Quarter                                                                                          4:17 UNI - Jarred Herring 80 pass from Rennie (Sievertsen kick)          UNI, 21-14
   10:35 UNI - Sievertsen 37 FG                                                  UNI, 13-9         Third Quarter
                                                                                                       No scoring
Fourth Quarter                                                                                     Fourth Quarter
   4:13 UNI - Terrell Sinkfield 36 pass from Tirrell Rennie (Sievertsen kick) UNI, 20-9                13:41 UNI - Sinkfield 22 pass from Rennie (Sievertsen kick)              UNI, 28-14
   2:49 UNI - Sievertsen 21 FG                                                UNI, 23-9                6:04 UNI - Sievertsen 35 FG                                              UNI, 31-14

                                 STATISTICAL LEADERS                                                                                STATISTICAL LEADERS
Rushing (carries-yards, TDs): INS - Shakir Bell (14-145, 0); UNI - Tirrell Rennie (17-93, 0)       Rushing (carries-yards, TDs): UNI - Carlos Anderson (13-94, 0); SDSU - Tyrel Kool (16-52, 0)
Passing (comp.-attempts.-int., yards, TDs): INS - Ronnie Fouch (12-24-2, 136, 1;                   Passing (comp.-attempts.-int., yards, TDs): SDSU - Austin Sumner (37-54-4, 354, 2);
UNI - Tirrell Rennie (10-14-0, 142, 1)                                                             UNI - Tirrell Rennie (16-20-0, 239, 4)
Receiving (catches-yards, TDs): INS - Justin Hilton (4-77, 1); UNI - Terrell Sinkfield (3-53, 1)   Receiving (catches-yards, TDs): UNI - Jarred Herring (5-120, 1); SDSU - Aaron Rollin (7-79, 1)
Tackles: INS - Jacolby Washington (15); UNI - L.J. Fort (12)                                       Tackles: UNI - L.J. Fort (17); SDSU - Mike Lein (10)


24 • UNI FOOTBALL
          GAME 7: UNI 17, SoUthErN IllINoIS 10                                                             GAME 8: North dAkotA StAtE 27, UNI 19
        oct. 22, 2011 • UNI-doME • cEdAr FAllS, IowA                                                       oct. 29, 2011 • FArGodoME • FArGo, N.d.
   CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The No. 2-ranked University of Northern Iowa                                FARGO, N.D. – The No. 2-ranked University of Northern Iowa football team
football team held Southern Illinois to 212 total yards on its way to a 17-10                   dropped a Missouri Valley Football Conference game at No. 3-ranked North
victory in the UNI-Dome.                                                                        Dakota State, 27-19.
   UNI (6-1, 5-0 MVFC) was led on defense by sophomore Blake White,                                UNI claimed the early lead on a 22-yard Tyler Sievertsen field goal with 12:21
senior L.J. Fort and junior Varmah Sonie who collected 12, 11 and 10 tackles,                   left in the first quarter. NDSU responded with an 11-play, 71-yard drive that ended
respectively. The Panthers held SIU to 105 yards rushing on 34 attempts and a                   in a six-yard touchdown run from D.J. McNorton, giving the Bison a 7-3 lead
3-of-13 mark on third down conversion attempts.                                                 with 6:02 remaining in the first quarter.
   UNI limited the Southern Illinois offense to 68 total yards in the second half.                 After the UNI offense was forced to punt, NDSU put together a 16-play, 60-
   UNI senior quarterback Tirrell Rennie was 14-of-23 passing for 167 yards and                 yard drive that used up 9:16 off the clock and resulted in a 37-yard field goal by
one touchdown. Redshirt freshman David Johnson led the Panthers in rushing                      Ryan Jastram. With 7:50 left in the second quarter, NDSU led 10-3.
with 72 yards on 14 carries. Kevin Vereen made four receptions for 65 yards to                     UNI strung together an eight-play, 81-yard drive that featured a 46-yard
lead UNI through the air.                                                                       completion from Tirrell Rennie to Chad Owens. The drive ended in a two-yard
   The Salukis (2-5, 1-4 MVFC) claimed the initial lead when SIU quarterback                    touchdown run by David Johnson to knot the game at 10-10 with 5:11 remaining
Kory Faulkner hit MyCole Pruitt for a seven-yard touchdown pass with 10:17 left                 before halftime.
in the second quarter.                                                                             NDSU marched down the field once more, and Brock Jensen hit McNorton
   The Panthers responded on the following possession, putting together an                      for an eight-yard scoring strike with only 55 seconds left in the second quarter,
eight-play, 73-yard drive that ended in an 18-yard touchdown pass from Rennie                   putting the Bison back on top, 17-10.
to Terrell Sinkfield. On third-and-goal from the SIU 18, Rennie avoided pressure                   As time expired in the first half, Sievertsen converted a 48-yard field goal to
before finding Sinkfield for a diving grab in the back corner of the endzone to                 cut the margin to 17-13.
knot the game at 7-7.                                                                              Late in the third quarter, NDSU forced a fumble by UNI running back David
   UNI took its first lead at 10-7 at the 7:23 mark of the third quarter when                   Johnson deep in Panther territory, and Bison defensive lineman Kyle Emanuel
sophomore kicker Tyler Sievertsen matched his career-long with a 48-yard field                  scooped it up and carried it in for the score from three yards out. At the 1:09 mark
goal.                                                                                           of the third quarter, NDSU led 24-13.
   With nine seconds remaining in the third quarter, Rennie capped a nine-play,                    After an injury to Rennie forced redshirt freshman quarterback Jared Lanpher
56-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown run that put the Panthers on top 17-7.                  into the game, Lanpher converted a key fourth-and-two situation and later hit
   SIU took advantage of a fumbled handoff exchange by the Panthers to add a                    Johnson for a 16-yard touchdown pass that pulled the Panthers to within 24-19
30-yard field goal by Jackson MacLachlan with 10:08 remaining in the contest,                   with 6:51 left in the game. A two-point conversion pass attempt fell incomplete.
but SIU could get no closer than the final 17-10 margin.                                           NDSU added a late 41-yard field goal by Jastram to stretch its lead back to
   UNI senior linebacker James Conley ended an SIU scoring threat with a forced                 27-19. UNI drove to its own 45-yard line before Lanpher was intercepted by John
fumble at the UNI 25-yard line in the fourth quarter, and the Panthers also forced              Pike to seal the victory for the Bison.
a fourth-down incompletion from Faulkner at the UNI 28 with 4:08 left in the
game.                                                                                                                              GAME STATISTICS
                                                                                                      UNI                               3   10    0            6   -   19
                                   GAME STATISTICS                                                    North Dakota State                7   10    7            3   -   27
      Southern Illinois                 0    7    0              3    -    10                         Time: 2:58, Attendance: 18,886
      UNI                               0    7   10              0    -    17
      Time: 2:57, Attendance: 15,265                                                                                                                   UNI              NDSU
                                                                                                      First Downs                                       18                 19
                                                         SIU                 UNI                      Rushes-Yards                                    18-53             38-145
      First Downs                                         12                  15                      Passing (comp.-attempts-int.)                  24-39-2            22-25-0
      Rushes-Yards                                     34-105              38-121                     Passing Yards                                    292                204
      Passing (comp.-attempts-int.)                    15-20-0             14-23-0                    Total Offense                                    345                349
      Passing Yards                                      107                 167                      Average Gain/Play                                 6.1                5.5
      Total Offense                                      212                 288                      Fumbles-Lost                                      1-1               1-1
      Average Gain/Play                                   3.9                 4.7                     Penalties-Yards                                  5-55              6-71
      Fumbles-Lost                                        1-1                 3-3                     Punts-Yards                                     3-128              3-118
      Penalties-Yards                                    8-66                4-40                     Average Per Punt                                 42.7               39.3
      Punts-Yards                                       7-269               4-185                     Possession Time                                 23:39              36:21
      Average Per Punt                                   38.4                46.2                     Third Down Conversions                           3-8               7-12
      Possession Time                                   30:14               29.46                     Sacks By-Yards Lost                             1-12               2-17
      Third Down Conversions                            3-13                4-13
      Sacks By-Yards Lost                                1-7                 1-4                                                 SCORING SUMMARY
                                                                                                First Quarter
                                   SCORING SUMMARY                                                  12:21 UNI - Tyler Sievertsen 22 FG                                         UNI, 3-0
First Quarter                                                                                       6:02 NDSU - D.J. McNorton 6 run (Ryan Jastram kick)                       NDSU, 7-3
    No Scoring
                                                                                                Second Quarter
Second Quarter                                                                                     7:50 NDSU - Jastram 37 FG                                                 NDSU, 10-3
   10:17 SIU - MyCole Pruitt 7 pass from Kory Faulkner (Jac MacLachlan kick) SIU, 7-0              5:11 UNI - David Johnson 2 run (Sievertsen kick)                           Tied, 10-10
   6:27 UNI - Terrell Sinkfield 18 pass from Tirrell Rennie (Tyler Sievertsen kick) Tied, 7-7      0:55 NDSU - McNorton 8 pass from Brock Jensen (Jastram kick)             NDSU, 17-10
                                                                                                   0:00 UNI - Sievertsen 48 FG                                              NDSU, 17-13
Third Quarter
   7:23 UNI - Sievertsen 48 FG                                                    UNI, 10-7     Third Quarter
   0:09 UNI - Rennie 1 run (Sievertsen kick)                                      UNI, 17-7        1:09 NDSU - Kyle Emanual 3 fumble recovery (Jastram kick)                NDSU, 24-13

Fourth Quarter                                                                                  Fourth Quarter
   10:08 SIU - MacLachlan 30 FG                                                  UNI, 17-10        6:51 UNI - Johnson 16 pass from Jared Lanpher (pass failed)              NDSU, 24-19
                                                                                                   2:27 NDSU - Jastram 41 FG                                                NDSU, 27-19
                                 STATISTICAL LEADERS
Rushing (carries-yards, TDs): SIU - Jewel Hampton (23-75, 0); UNI - David Johnson (14-72, 0)                                     STATISTICAL LEADERS
Passing (comp.-attempts.-int., yards, TDs): SIU - Kory Faulkner (14-19-0, 91, 1);               Rushing (carries-yards, TDs): UNI - Tirrell Rennie (7-29, 0); NDSU - DJ McNorton (16-75, 1)
UNI - Tirrell Rennie (14-23-0, 167, 1)                                                          Passing (comp.-attempts.-int., yards, TDs): UNI - Tirrell Rennie (20-30-1, 224, 0); NDSU
Receiving (catches-yards, TDs): SIU - MyCole Pruitt (5-31, 1); UNI - Kevin Vereen (4-65, 0)     - Brock Jensen (22-25-0, 204, 1)
Tackles: SIU - Rashad Graham (6); UNI - Blake White (12)                                        Receiving (catches-yards, TDs): UNI - David Johnson (10-114, 1); NDSU - DJ McNorton (6-28, 1)
                                                                                                Tackles: UNI - L.J. Fort (15); NDSU - Bryan Shepherd (7)




25 • UNI FOOTBALL
          GAME 9: UNI 21, yoUNGStowN StAtE 17                                                               GAME 10: UNI 34, SoUthErN UtAh 21
        Nov. 5, 2011 • UNI-doME • cEdAr FAllS, IowA                                                      Nov. 12, 2011 • UNI-doME • cEdAr FAllS, IowA
   CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Terrell Sinkfield caught two touchdown passes and                              CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The No. 5-ranked University of Northern Iowa
David Johnson bulled in for the Panthers’ final score with less than two minutes                  football team rattled off 27 unanswered points and held Southern Utah scoreless
remaining, as the No. 6-ranked University of Northern Iowa football team                          in the second half to pull out a 34-21 victory on Saturday evening in the UNI-
escaped with a 21-17 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday evening in the                     Dome.
UNI-Dome.                                                                                             Trailing 21-7 with just under 13 minutes left in the first half, the Panthers
   Trailing 17-14 and facing a fourth-and-goal at the Youngstown State one-yard-                  would outscore the Thunderbirds 27-0 over the final 43 minutes of the contest.
line with less than three minutes remaining in the game, UNI elected to go for the                    UNI (8-2, 6-1 MVFC) racked up a season-high 284 yards rushing and 410
touchdown. Johnson took a handoff and was initially stopped short of the goal                     yards of total offense.
line, but he drove into the endzone on his second effort.                                             Junior running back Carlos Anderson led the Panthers’ ground game, rushing
   Youngstown State received the opening kickoff and put together an 11-play,                     for 115 yards on only 11 carries. Senior linebacker L.J. Fort recorded the first two
63-yard drive that ended with a David Brown 28-yard field goal. With 9:40                         carries of his collegiate career, with each resulting in a one-yard touchdown run.
remaining in the first quarter, the Penguins led 3-0.                                                 Southern Utah scored on its opening possession, putting together a 14-play,
   UNI responded on its first possession with a nine-play, 78-yard drive that                     60-yard drive that resulted in a one-yard touchdown run by Austin Minefee. With
culminated with Lanpher finding Terrell Sinkfield for a 32-yard touchdown pass                    9:20 left in the first quarter, SUU led UNI 7-0.
to give the Panthers a 7-3 lead with 5:37 left in the first quarter.                                  UNI responded with a one-yard touchdown plunge by L.J. Fort at the 6:43
   Youngstown State reclaimed the lead late in the second quarter when Jamaine                    mark of the first quarter, tying the game at 7-7.
Cook dove over the pile for a touchdown from one yard out, giving the Penguins                        Minefee returned the ensuing kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, putting SUU
a 10-7 lead with only 0:27 remaining in the second quarter.                                       back on top 14-7. The Thunderbirds stretched their lead to 21-7 when quarterback
   Jarred Herring returned the ensuing kickoff 35 yards to the UNI 39-yard line.                  Brad Sorenson rushed in for a score from one yard out with 12:57 left in the first
From there, Lanpher connected on a 30-yard pass to Brett LeMaster and a 31-                       half.
yard scoring strike to Sinkfield that put the Panthers back in front 14-10 with six                   SUU would not score again, as UNI put together 27 unanswered points,
seconds left in the first half.                                                                   starting with a four-yard touchdown run by Rennie and 41-yard field goal by
   After a scoreless third quarter, YSU regained the lead when quarterback Kurt                   sophomore kicker Tyler Sievertsen in the second quarter. Junior cornerback
Hess hit tight end Will Shaw for a 38-yard touchdown pass with 13:42 left in the                  Varmah Sonie intercepted an SUU pass in the endzone in the final minute of the
game. With Brown’s PAT, the Penguins held a 17-14 lead.                                           first half, holding the halftime score at 21-17 in favor of SUU.
   UNI and YSU traded punts twice before the Panthers embarked on their game-                         On the opening drive of the third quarter, UNI marched 79 yards on six plays,
winning drive. Johnson carried seven times and pulled in a 32-yard reception on                   and Rennie put the Panthers on top 24-21 with a 16-yard touchdown scamper.
UNI’s final drive before finding the endzone from one yard out with 1:59 left in                  Fort added his second rushing touchdown of the game with 0:13 left in the third
the game.                                                                                         quarter, stretching the UNI lead to 31-21. Sievertsen tacked on a 43-yard field
   Junior Garrett Scott clinched the victory for the Panthers with an interception                goal with 2:39 left in the game to put the final margin at 34-21.
of Hess at the UNI 39-yard line with 46 seconds remaining.                                            Garrett Scott intercepted Sorenson with 2:08 left in the game to seal the
                                                                                                  victory.
                                   GAME STATISTICS
      Youngstown State                  3    7    0              7    -   17                                                         GAME STATISTICS
      UNI                               7    7    0              7    -   21                            Southern Utah                    14    7    0             0    -    21
      Time: 2:56, Attendance: 11,523                                                                    UNI                               7   10   14             3    -    34
                                                                                                        Time: 2:47, Attendance: 12,480
                                                        YSU                 UNI
      First Downs                                         19                 11                                                                          SUU                  UNI
      Rushes-Yards                                     40-118              27-30                        First Downs                                        20                  23
      Passing (comp.-attempts-int.)                    17-35-2            16-28-0                       Rushes-Yards                                     33-65              45-284
      Passing Yards                                      175                238                         Passing (comp.-attempts-int.)                   25-35-2             10-16-1
      Total Offense                                      293                268                         Passing Yards                                     287                 126
      Average Gain/Play                                   3.9                4.9                        Total Offense                                     352                 410
      Fumbles-Lost                                        1-0                1-0                        Average Gain/Play                                  5.2                 6.7
      Penalties-Yards                                    3-25               9-81                        Fumbles-Lost                                       1-0                0-0
      Punts-Yards                                       6-274              9-346                        Penalties-Yards                                   8-82                0-0
      Average Per Punt                                   45.7               38.4                        Punts-Yards                                      4-184               2-80
      Possession Time                                   34:30              25:30                        Average Per Punt                                  46.0                40.0
      Third Down Conversions                            9-19               4-14                         Possession Time                                  31:28               28:32
      Sacks By-Yards Lost                               3-23                1-1                         Third Down Conversions                           8-14                5-10
                                                                                                        Sacks By-Yards Lost                              2-17                6-37
                                   SCORING SUMMARY
First Quarter                                                                                                                      SCORING SUMMARY
    9:40 YSU - David Brown 28 FG                                                    YSU, 3-0      First Quarter
    5:37 UNI - Terrell Sinkfield 32 pass from Jared Lanpher (Tyler Sievertsen kick) UNI, 7-3          9:20 SUU - Austin Minefee 1 run (Colton Cook kick)                           SUU, 7-0
                                                                                                      6:43 UNI - L.J. Fort 1 run (Tyler Sievertsen kick)                           Tied, 7-7
Second Quarter                                                                                        6:29 SUU - Minefee 99 kickoff return (Cook kick)                            SUU, 14-7
   0:27 YSU - Jamaine Cook 1 run (Brown kick)                                   YSU, 10-7
   0:06 UNI - Sinkfield 31 pass from Lanpher (Sievertsen kick)                  UNI, 14-10        Second Quarter
                                                                                                     12:57 SUU - Brad Sorenson 1 run (Cook kick)                                  SUU, 21-7
Third Quarter                                                                                        7:51 UNI - Tirrell Rennie 4 run (Sievertsen kick)                           SUU, 21-14
   No Scoring                                                                                        3:01 UNI - Sievertsen 41 FG                                                 SUU, 21-17

Fourth Quarter                                                                                    Third Quarter
   13:42 YSU - Will Shaw 38 pass from Kurt Hess (Brown kick)                   YSU, 17-14            12:19 UNI - Rennie 16 run (Sievertsen kick)                                 UNI, 24-21
   1:59 UNI - David Johnson 1 run (Sievertsen kick)                            UNI, 21-17            0:13 UNI - Fort 1 run (Sievertsen kick)                                     UNI, 31-21

                                 STATISTICAL LEADERS                                              Fourth Quarter
Rushing (carries-yards, TDs): YSU - Jamaine Cook (30-90, 1); UNI - David Johnson (18-47, 1)          2:39 UNI - Sievertsen 43 FG                                                 UNI, 34-21
Passing (comp.-attempts.-int., yards, TDs): YSU - Kurt Hess (17-34-2, 175, 1);
UNI - Jared Lanpher (16-28-0, 238, 2)                                                                                              STATISTICAL LEADERS
Receiving (catches-yards, TDs): YSU - Jamaine Cook (5-39, 0); UNI - Terrell Sinkfield (3-69, 2)   Rushing (carries-yards, TDs): UNI - Carlos Anderson (11-115, 0); SUU - Austin Minefee (15-67, 1)
Tackles: YSU - Teven Williams (8); UNI - L.J. Fort (13)                                           Passing (comp.-attempts.-int., yards, TDs): SUU - Brad Sorenson (25-35-2, 287, 0);
                                                                                                  UNI - Tirrell Rennie (10-16-1, 126, 0)
                                                                                                  Receiving (catches-yards, TDs): SUU - Daryl Brown (6-77, 0); UNI - Terrell Sinkfield (4-83, 0)
                                                                                                  Tackles: UNI - Garrett Scott (13); SUU - Dion Turner (10), Chad Hansen (10)



26 • UNI FOOTBALL
       GAME 11: UNI 23, IllINoIS StAtE 20 (2ot)                                                                  GAME 12: UNI 28, woFFord 21
      Nov. 19, 2011 • hANcock StAdIUM • NorMAl, Ill.                                                      dEc. 3, 2011 • UNI-doME • cEdAr FAllS, IowA
    NORMAL, Ill. – With a 36-yard field goal by sophomore Tyler Sievertsen                           CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa football team used
in the second overtime period, the No. 4-ranked University of Northern Iowa                       21 second-half points to overcome a halftime deficit and defeat Wofford 28-21 in
football team earned a thrilling 23-20 victory at No. 14 Illinois State and claimed               an NCAA Football Championship Subdivision second round playoff game.
a share of its 16th Missouri Valley Football Conference title.                                       The Panthers took advantage of three Wofford fumbles, including one in
    In a game where UNI was outgained 443-191 in total offense, the Panthers did                  the endzone recovered for a touchdown, to overcome a 478-238 deficit in total
just enough to pull off the victory. Senior quarterback Tirrell Rennie rushed 17                  offense.
times for 100 yards, all in the second half, to go over the 2,000 yard mark for his                  Wofford (8-4) gained 457 of their 478 total yards on the ground, rushing 73
career. Other than Rennie’s second-half rushing, the Panthers struggled on offense                times for 6.3 yards per carry.
for most of the day. The UNI defense was on the field for 100 plays - twice the                      UNI (10-2) received the opening kickoff and drove 72 yards on six plays to
number that the Panther offense ran, at 50.                                                       score first. Rennie found Herring over the middle for a 23-yard scoring strike, and
    Senior linebacker L.J. Fort notched 22 tackles, tying him for the fourth-best                 UNI led 7-0 with 12:09 left in the first quarter.
single-game performance in UNI history.                                                              Wofford responded with a 16-play, 81-yard drive that resulted in a three-yard
    With 2:52 left in the third quarter, senior linebacker L.J. Fort forced his sixth             touchdown run by Breitenstein to tie the contest at 7-7 with 3:30 left in the first
fumble of the season and Garrett Scott recovered at the UNI 33-yard line. UNI                     quarter.
turned the takeaway into a seven-play, 52-yard scoring drive. Rennie hit senior                      Breitenstein broke loose for a 46-yard touchdown run with 5:45 left in the
receiver Jarred Herring for a two-yard touchdown pass to give the Panthers the                    second quarter that gave the Terriers a 14-7 lead at halftime.
lead at 10-6 with six seconds remaining in the third quarter.                                        With Wofford driving into UNI territory on the opening drive of the second
    Illinois State put together a 19-play, 85-yard scoring drive that lasted 9:58 and             half, Panther linebacker James Conley forced a fumble by Terrier wide receiver
gave the Redbirds the lead with 2:57 left in the fourth quarter. Cliffton Gordon                  Brenton Bersin, and Wellington scooped it up for a 12-yard return. From there,
rushed in from one yard out on fourth-and-goal, and the extra point put Illinois                  Rennie led the Panthers down the field and hit Herring once again for a seven-
State up 13-10.                                                                                   yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 14-14 with 10:21 left in the third quarter.
    On fourth down from the Illinois State 23, with 10 seconds on the clock,                         UNI scored on the first play of the fourth quarter with a one-yard touchdown
Sievertsen drilled a 40-yard field goal into a stiff wind to send the game into                   run by David Johnson, taking a 21-14 lead.
overtime tied at 13-13.                                                                              On the following kickoff, Wofford returner Stephon Shelton fumbled in his
    Rennie recorded a 12-yard touchdown run on the Panthers’ first possession                     own endzone and UNI’s Phil Wright recovered for a Panther touchdown. With
of overtime, but the Redbirds used three fourth-down conversions on their                         14:56 left in the game, UNI held a 28-14 lead.
possession to score on a two-yard pass from Matt Brown to Marvon Sanders.                            Wofford put together a 15-play, 88-yard drive and a three-yard touchdown
After one overtime period, the score remained knotted at 20-20.                                   run by Breitenstein to cut the lead to 28-21 with 2:00 remaining. UNI’s Brett
    In the second OT, the Panther defense forced Illinois State to attempt a 37-yard              LeMaster recovered the Terriers’ onside kick, but when Tyler Sievertsen missed a
field goal, and Aussieker missed wide left.                                                       47-yard field goal attempt to ice the game, Wofford had one more chance to score
    After three plays by the UNI offense, Sievertsen made his third field goal of the             with 0:53 on the clock.
game - this one a game-winner from 36 yards out to lock up a share of the MVFC                       The Panther defense stopped Wofford on four consecutive plays, with senior
title.                                                                                            defensive tackle August Hadenfeldt notching a sack on fourth down to seal the
                                   GAME STATISTICS                                                victory.
      UNI                               0    0   10             3   10    -   23                                                     GAME STATISTICS
      Illinois State                    0    6    0             7   7     -   20                        Wofford                           7    7    0             7   -   21
      Time: 3:26, Attendance: 6,092                                                                     UNI                               7    0    7            14   -   28
                                                                                                        Time: 2:47, Attendance: 6,915
                                                        UNI                 ILS
      First Downs                                        12                  27                                                                          WOF                 UNI
      Rushes-Yards                                    27-130              51-158                        First Downs                                        27                 18
      Passing (comp.-attempts-int.)                   10-23-0             33-49-0                       Rushes-Yards                                    73-457             39-171
      Passing Yards                                      61                 243                         Passing (comp.-attempts-int.)                    3-8-0             7-12-0
      Total Offense                                     191                 401                         Passing Yards                                      21                 67
      Average Gain/Play                                  3.8                 4.0                        Total Offense                                     478                238
      Fumbles-Lost                                       0-0                1-1                         Average Gain/Play                                  5.9                4.7
      Penalties-Yards                                   5-53              10-122                        Fumbles-Lost                                      3-3                1-1
      Punts-Yards                                      5-242               3-88                         Penalties-Yards                                 10-55               2-15
      Average Per Punt                                  48.4                29.3                        Punts-Yards                                      2-88              4-164
      Possession Time                                  17:40               42:20                        Average Per Punt                                  44.0               41.0
      Third Down Conversions                           5-13                9-23                         Possession Time                                  34:29              24:04
      Sacks By-Yards Lost                               0-0                 1-3                         Third Down Conversions                           8-15                3-9
                                                                                                        Sacks By-Yards Lost                              2-13                1-6
                                 SCORING SUMMARY
First Quarter                                                                                                                     SCORING SUMMARY
    No Scoring                                                                                    First Quarter
Second Quarter                                                                                        12:09 UNI - Jarred Herring 23 pass from Tirrell Rennie (Sievertsen kick)      UNI, 7-0
    8:53 ILS - Nick Aussieker 22 FG                                                 ILS, 3-0          3:30 WOF - Eric Breitenstein 3 run (Christian Reed kick)                      Tied, 7-7
    0:29 ILS - Aussieker 37 FG                                                      ILS, 6-0
Third Quarter                                                                                     Second Quarter
    12:23 UNI - Tyler Sievertsen 38 FG                                              ILS, 6-3         5:45 WOF - Breitenstein 46 run (Reed kick)                                  WOF, 14-7
    0:06 UNI - Jarred Herring 2 pass from Tirrell Rennie (Sievertsen kick)         UNI, 10-6
Fourth Quarter                                                                                    Third Quarter
    2:57 ILS - Cliffton Gordon 1 run (Aussieker kick)                           ILS, 13-10           10:21 UNI - Herring 7 pass from Rennie (Sievertsen kick)                    Tied, 14-14
    0:05 UNI - Sievertsen 40 FG                                                Tied, 13-13
Overtime                                                                                          Fourth Quarter
          UNI - Rennie 12 run (Sieverten kick)                                 UNI, 20-13            14:56 UNI - David Johnson 1 run (Sievertsen kick)                           UNI, 21-14
          ILS - Marvon Sanders 2 pass from Matt Brown (Aussieker kick)         Tied, 20-20           14:56 UNI - Phil Wright 0 fumble recovery (Sievertsen kick)                 UNI, 28-14
Second Overtime                                                                                      2:00 WOF- Breitenstein 3 run (Reed kick)                                    UNI, 28-21
          UNI - Sievertsen 36 FG                                               UNI, 23-20
                                                                                                                                   STATISTICAL LEADERS
                                 STATISTICAL LEADERS                                              Rushing (carries-yards, TDs): UNI - Tirrell Rennie (19-95, 0); WOF - Mitch Allen (28-156, 0)
Rushing (carries-yards, TDs): UNI - Tirrell Rennie (17-100, 1); ILS - Ashton Leggett (19-65, 0)   Passing (comp.-attempts.-int., yards, TDs): UNI - Tirrell Rennie (7-12-0, 67, 2);
Passing (comp.-attempts.-int., yards, TDs): UNI - Tirrell Rennie (10-23-0, 61, 1); ILS - Matt     WOF - Mitch Allen (3-8-0, 21, 0)
Brown (33-49-0, 243, 1)                                                                           Receiving (catches-yards, TDs): UNI - Jarred Herring (4-54, 2); WOF - Brenton Bersin (3-21, 0)
Receiving (catches-yards, TDs): UNI - Jarred Herring (4-21, 1); ILS - Tyrone Walker (12-84, 1)    Tackles: UNI - L.J. Fort (16); WOF - Mike Niam (11)
Tackles: UNI - L.J. Fort (22); ILS - Josh Howe (7)



27 • UNI FOOTBALL
                                  2011 UNI Football
               Northern Iowa Overall Team Statistics (as of Dec 05, 2011)
                                      All games

           Team Statistics                                           UNI            OPP
           SCORING                                                   308             192
            Points Per Game                                         25.7            16.0
           FIRST DOWNS                                               202             220
            Rushing                                                   97              92
            Pa s s i n g                                              89             110
            Penalty                                                   16              18
           RUSHING YARDAGE                                          1914           1563
            Yards gained rushing                                    2161           1786
            Yards lost rushing                                       247             223
            Rushing Attempts                                         426             435
            Average Per Rush                                          4.5             3.6
            Average Per Game                                       159.5           130.2
            TDs Rushing                                               20              12
           PASSING YARDAGE                                          2042           2315
            C o m p - At t - I n t                            157-265-3      238-371-18
            Average Per Pass                                          7.7             6.2
            Average Per Catch                                       13.0              9.7
            Average Per Game                                       170.2           192.9
            TDs Passing                                               16                9
           TOTAL OFFENSE                                            3956           3878
            Total Plays                                              691             806
            Average Per Play                                          5.7             4.8
            Average Per Game                                       329.7           323.2
           KICK RETURNS: #-Yards                                 38-886         56-1041
           PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards                                 18-158          19-164
           INT RETURNS: #-Yards                                  18-187              3-3
           KICK RETURN AVERAGE                                      23.3            18.6
           PUNT RETURN AVERAGE                                        8.8             8.6
           INT RETURN AVERAGE                                       10.4              1.0
           FUMBLES-LOST                                            12-10            12-9
           PENALTIES-Yards                                       63-560          79-700
            Average Per Game                                        46.7            58.3
           PUNTS-Yards                                          55-2237         53-2248
            Average Per Punt                                        40.7            42.4
            Net punt average                                        35.5            37.5
           TIME OF POSSESSION/Game                                 27:13          30:17
           3RD-DOWN Conversions                                  54/135          66/169
            3rd-Down Pct                                            40%             39%
           4TH-DOWN Conversions                                       4/5          15/24
            4th-Down Pct                                            80%             62%
           SACKS BY-Yards                                        23-142          20-136
           MISC YARDS                                                   0               0
           TOUCHDOWNS SCORED                                          37              23
           FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS                                    17-18          11-16
           ON-SIDE KICKS                                             0-0             0-0
           RED-ZONE SCORES                                  (35-37) 95%     (26-38) 68%
           RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS                              (25-37) 68%     (16-38) 42%
           PAT-ATTEMPTS                                    (35-35) 100%     (21-22) 95%
           ATTENDANCE                                             79132          114349
            Games/Avg Per Game                                  6/13189         6/19058
            Neutral Site Games                                                        0/0

           Score by Quarters       1st   2nd   3rd   4th     OT   Total
           Northern Iowa          61     96    72    69      10    308
           Opponents              48     77    13    47       7    192
28 • UNI FOOTBALL
                                              2011 UNI Football
                        Northern Iowa Overall Individual Statistics (as of Dec 03, 2011)
                                                  All games


Rushing           gp    att   gain loss       net avg td           lg avg/g          Punt Returns      no.   yds avg td       lg
Rennie, Tirrell   11   157 974 140 834 5.3 9                       35    75.8        Sonie, Varmah     15    138    9.2   0   26
Johnson, David    12   175 800 46 754 4.3 9                        39    62.8        Anderson,Carlos    1      5    5.0   0    5
Anderson,Carlos   10    68 393 12 381 5.6 0                        57    38.1        Sinkfield, T.      1     15   15.0   0    0
Cutkomp, Zach     12    24   81 13    68 2.8 0                     11     5.7        LeMaster, Brett    1      0    0.0   0    0
Bernard, Kyle     12     1   10   0   10 10.0 0                    10     0.8        Total             18    158    8.8   0   26
Owens, Chad       11     1    7   0    7 7.0 1                      7     0.6        Opponents         19    164    8.6   0   27
Fort, L.J.        12     2    2   0    2 1.0 2                      1     0.2
Herring, Jarred   12     0   -1   0   -1 0.0 0                      0    -0.1        Interceptions     no.   yds avg td       lg
Lanpher, Jared     4     7   13 23 -10 -1.4 0                       8    -2.5        Smith, Jordan      4     54   13.5   0   24
TEAM              11    15    0 14 -14 -0.9 0                       0    -1.3        Scott, Garrett     4     47   11.8   0   22
Total             12   450 2279 248 2031 4.5 21                    57   169.2        Canady, T.         3     19    6.3   0   15
Opponents         12   471 2014 231 1783 3.8 13                    46   148.6        Sonie, Varmah      3     30   10.0   1   30
                                                                                     Swain, J.J.        3     18    6.0   0   20
Passing           gp     effic comp-att-int     pct        yds td       lg avg/g     Conley, James      1     19   19.0   0   19
Rennie, Tirrell   11   140.65 134-225-2        59.6 1709 13             80   155.4   Total             18    187   10.4   1   30
Lanpher, Jared     4   151.75 26-44-1          59.1 352 4               34    88.0   Opponents          3      3    1.0   0    3
Total             12   142.46 160-269-3        59.5 2061 17             80   171.8
Opponents         12   114.00 241-378-18       63.8 2336 9              48   194.7   Kick Returns      no.   yds avg td       lg
                                                                                     Anderson,Carlos   18 428      23.8   0   42
Receiving         gp   no.    yds    avg      td      lg avg/g                       Herring, Jarred   14 353      25.2   0   57
Herring, Jarred   12 31 475         15.3       5      80    39.6                     LeMaster, Brett    3   37     12.3   0   19
Johnson, David    12 31 411         13.3       3      80    34.2                     Sinkfield, T.      3   43     14.3   0   21
Sinkfield, T.     12 27 458         17.0       6      40    38.2                     Leonard,Montari    1   25     25.0   0   25
Collins, Josh     12 16 112          7.0       0      22     9.3                     Total             39 886      22.7   0   57
Howard, Darion    12 15 168         11.2       2      23    14.0                     Opponents         60 1084     18.1   1   99
LeMaster, Brett   12 12 141         11.8       0      37    11.8
Vereen, Kevin     10 11 109          9.9       1      46    10.9                     Fumble Returns    no.   yds avg td       lg
Wells, Austin     12   8   63        7.9       0      16     5.2                     Wellington, W.     1     12   12.0   0   12
Owens, Chad       11   5   91       18.2       0      46     8.3                     Fort, L.J.         1      6    6.0   0    6
Anderson,Carlos   10   4   33        8.2       0      11     3.3                     Wright, Phil       0      0    0.0   1    0
Total             12 160 2061       12.9      17      80   171.8                     Total              2     18    9.0   1   12
Opponents         12 241 2336        9.7       9      48   194.7                     Opponents          2     -4   -2.0   1    3




29 • UNI FOOTBALL
                                                    2011 UNI Football
                              Northern Iowa Overall Individual Statistics (as of Dec 03, 2011)
                                                        All games


                                                  PAT
Scoring                  td   fg        kick    rush rcv pass dxp saf          pts        Total Offense                 g plays       rush       pass     total avg/g
Sievertsen, T.            - 17-19       38-38     -      -    -        -     - 89         Rennie, Tirrell              11      382 834 1709 2543 231.2
Johnson, David           12 -             -       -      -    -        -     - 72         Johnson, David               12      175 754     0 754 62.8
Rennie, Tirrell           9 -             -       -      -   0-1       -     - 54         Anderson,Carlos              10       68 381     0 381 38.1
Sinkfield, T.             6 -             -       -      -    -        -     - 36         Lanpher, Jared                4       51 -10 352 342 85.5
Herring, Jarred           5 -             -       -      -    -        -     - 30         Cutkomp, Zach                12       24   68    0   68 5.7
Howard, Darion            2 -             -       -      -    -        -     - 12         Bernard, Kyle                12        1   10    0   10 0.8
Fort, L.J.                2 -             -       -      -    -        -     - 12         Owens, Chad                  11        1    7    0    7 0.6
Owens, Chad               1 -             -       -      -    -        -     -   6        Fort, L.J.                   12        2    2    0    2 0.2
Vereen, Kevin             1 -             -       -      -    -        -     -   6        Herring, Jarred              12        0   -1    0   -1 -0.1
Wright, Phil              1 -             -       -      -    -        -     -   6        TEAM                         11       15 -14     0 -14 -1.3
Sonie, Varmah             1 -             -       -      -    -        -     -   6        Total                        12      719 2031 2061 4092 341.0
Lanpher, Jared            - -             -       -      -   0-1       -     -   0        Opponents                    12      849 1783 2336 4119 343.2
Total                    40 17-19       38-38     -      -   0-2       -     - 329
Opponents                24 11-16       22-23     -      -   0-1       -     - 199


Field Goals              fg     pct. 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99             lg blk     Punting                      no. yds avg       lg tb           fc i20 50+ blk
Sievertsen, T.         17-19 89.5 0-0           5-5   4-4    8-10      0-0    48     0    Bernard, Kyle                56 2277 40.7 58            6 13 17 8             0
                                                                                          Total                        56 2277 40.7 58            6 13 17 8             0
FG Sequence            Northern Iowa                  Opponents                           Opponents                    53 2248 42.4 65            5 14 20 10            1
Iowa State             (42),(24)                      -
Stephen F. Austin      (43),(22)                      (35),(36),(32)                      Kickoffs                     no. yds avg tb ob retn                 net ydln
Western Illinois       42,(23)                        (20)                                Sievertsen, T.               66 4118 62.4   1      5
Missouri State         -                              -                                   Total                        66 4118 62.4   1 18.1 44.5 25
                                                                                                                                             5
Indiana State          (48),(37),(21)                 (44),46,27                          Opponents                    45 2808 62.4   0 22.7 40.5 29
                                                                                                                                             5
                                                                                                                                             2011 UNI Foot
South Dakota State     (35)                           -                                                                Northern Iowa Overall Individual Stat
Southern Illinois      (48)                           (30)                                                                                       All games
North Dakota State     (22),(48)                      (37),(41)
Youngstown State       -                              (28)                               All Purpose        g   rush     rcv     pr      kr         ir    total avg/g
Southern Utah          (41),(43)                      22                                 Johnson, David    12 754 411             0    0            0 1165 97.1
Illinois State         (38),(40),(36)                 (22),(37),37                       Anderson,Carlos   10 381    33           5 428             0 847 84.7
Wofford                47                             25                                 Rennie, Tirrell   11 834     0           0    0            0 834 75.8
                                                                                         Herring, Jarred   12   -1 475            0 353             0 827 68.9
                                                                                         Sinkfield, T.     12    0 458           15   43            0 516 43.0
Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.
                                                                                         LeMaster, Brett   12    0 141            0   37            0 178 14.8
                                                                                         Howard, Darion    12    0 168            0    0            0 168 14.0
                                                                                         Sonie, Varmah     12    0    0         138    0           30 168 14.0
                                                                                         Collins, Josh     12    0 112            0    0            0 112 9.3
                                                                                         Vereen, Kevin     10    0 109            0    0            0 109 10.9
                                                                                         Owens, Chad       11    7   91           0    0            0   98 8.9
                                                                                         Cutkomp, Zach     12   68    0           0    0            0   68 5.7
                                                                                         Wells, Austin     12    0   63           0    0            0   63 5.2
                                                                                         Smith, Jordan     12    0    0           0    0           54   54 4.5
                                                                                         Scott, Garrett    12    0    0           0    0           47   47 3.9
                                                                                         Leonard,Montari   10    0    0           0   25            0   25 2.5
                                                                                         Canady, T.         8    0    0           0    0           19   19 2.4
                                                                                         Conley, James     12    0    0           0    0           19   19 1.6
                                                                                         Swain, J.J.       12    0    0           0    0           18   18 1.5
                                                                                         Bernard, Kyle     12   10    0           0    0            0   10 0.8
                                                                                         Fort, L.J.        12    2    0           0    0            0    2 0.2
                                                                                         Lanpher, Jared     4 -10     0           0    0            0 -10 -2.5
                                                                                         TEAM              11 -14     0           0    0            0 -14 -1.3
                                                                                         Total             12 2031 2061         158 886           187 5323 443.6
                                                                                         Opponents         12 1783 2336         164 1084            3 5370 447.5


30 • UNI FOOTBALL
                                                          2011 UNI Football
                                    Northern Iowa Overall Defensive Statistics (as of Dec 03, 2011)
                                                             All games

                                                     Tackles                 Sacks       Pass defense         Fumbles         blkd
             ## Defensive Leaders     gp    ua      a     tot     tfl/yds   no-yds     int-yds brup qbh     rcv-yds      ff   kick   saf
             24 Fort, L.J.            12    63    104     167     8.5-15           .         .    3    1       1-6       6      .      .
             46 Smith, Jordan         12    50     73     123      2.5-2           .     4-54     2     .      1-0        .     .      .
             32 Conley, James         12    49     49      98     5.5-14           .     1-19     4     .      1-0       3      .      .
             15 Scott, Garrett        12    51     42      93      3.5-9      1.0-4      4-47     8     .      1-0        .     .      .
             43 Boothby, Ben          12    31     44      75    16.0-57     7.5-44          .    .    6       1-0        .     .      .
             4 Sonie, Varmah          12    35     33      68     3.5-10           .     3-30     6     .         .      1      .      .
             28 Swain, J.J.           12    44     24      68     3.0-11           .     3-18     3     .         .       .     .      .
             20 Wellington, W.        12    20     31      51           .          .         .    3     .     1-12        .     .      .
             9A Canady, T.             8    22     13      35      1.0-3           .     3-19     2     .      2-0        .     .      .
             90 Branch, Darren        12    10     22      32     6.0-34     5.5-32          .    3    3       1-0        .     .      .
             93 Eilert, Will          11    13     16      29     3.5-16     2.0-15          .    1    1       1-0        .     .      .
             91 Jepsen, Chris         12     9     15      24     5.0-29     3.0-23          .    .    1          .       .     .      .
             56 Hadenfeldt, A.        12     6     14      20     6.0-23     3.0-20          .    .    4          .       .     .      .
             26 White, Blake          12     6     13      19           .          .         .    .     .         .       .     .      .
             49 Gerard, Shawn         12     9      8      17           .          .         .    .     .         .       .     .      .
             8 Martin, Andre          12     9      8      17      0.5-1           .         .    .     .         .       .     .      .
             35 Gacke, Jordan          6     8      7      15           .          .         .    1     .         .       .     .      .
             12 Clark, Tim             8     5      3       8      1.0-6      1.0-6          .    .     .         .       .     .      .
             23 Cutkomp, Zach         12     4      3       7           .          .         .    .     .         .       .     .      .
             5 Herring, Jarred        12     5      2       7           .          .         .    .     .         .       .     .      .
             98 Williams,Xavier        5     3      4       7      1.5-5      1.0-4          .    .     .         .       .     .      .
             37 Busher, Max            9     4      3       7           .          .         .    .     .         .       .     .      .
             57 Edem, Dan             11     3      2       5           .          .         .    .     .         .       .     .      .
             54 Hubbard, John         11     2      1       3           .          .         .    .     .         .       .     .      .
             31 Wright, Phil           4     2      1       3           .          .         .    .     .      1-0        .     .      .
             47 Gilson, Chad           7     1       .      1           .          .         .    .     .         .       .     .      .
tball
 tistics   (as ofAdmire, Kaleb
             69 Dec 03, 2011)         11     1       .      1           .          .         .    .     .         .       .     .      .
             44 O'Brien, Mac           3      .     1       1           .          .         .    .     .         .       .     .      .
             6 Granderson, Jaz         8      .     1       1           .          .         .    .     .         .       .     .      .
             58 Albrecht, C.           2      .     1       1           .          .         .    .     .         .       .     .      .
             42 Kopriva, Jake          2      .     1       1           .          .         .    .     .         .       .     .      .
             38 Sievertsen, T.        12      .     1       1           .          .         .    .     .         .       .     .      .
             29 Bernard, Kyle         12     1       .      1           .          .         .    .     .         .       .     .      .
             TM TEAM                  11      .      .       .          .          .         .    .     .      1-0        .     .      .
             2 Sinkfield, T.          12      .      .       .          .          .         .    .     .         .       .     1      .
                Total                 12   466    540    1006     67-235    24-148     18-187    36   16     12-18      10      1      .
                Opponents             12   366    448     814     61-231    20-136        3-3    26   12     10--4       8      .      .




            31 • UNI FOOTBALL
                                      The Automated ScoreBook
                     UNI Individual Season/Career Statistics (as of Dec 03, 2011)
                                              All games

                           SEASON                                                                    CAREER

Rushing               gp    att   gain loss       net avg     td     lg avg/g            gp         att      gain    loss     net     avg      td        lg        avg/g
Rennie, Tirrell       11   157 974 140 834 5.3 9                     35 75.8             23     389         2464      339    2125      5.5     24        75        92.4
Johnson, David        12   175 800 46 754 4.3 9                      39 62.8             13     175          800       46     754      4.3      9        39        58.0
Anderson, Carlos      10    68 393 12 381 5.6 0                      57 38.1             32     354         1957       61    1896      5.4      6        57        59.2
Cutkomp, Zach         12    24   81 13    68 2.8 0                   11   5.7            17      34          109       19      90      2.6      0        11         5.3
Bernard, Kyle         12     1   10   0   10 10.0 0                  10   0.8            34       1           10        0      10     10.0      0        10         0.3
Owens, Chad           11     1    7   0    7 7.0 1                    7   0.6            11       1            7        0       7      7.0      1         7         0.6
Fort, L.J.            12     2    2   0    2 1.0 2                    1   0.2            49       2            2        0       2      1.0      2         1         0.0
Herring, Jarred       12     0   -1   0   -1 0.0 0                    0 -0.1             50      14          114        7     107      7.6      2        36         2.1
Lanpher, Jared         4     7   13 23 -10 -1.4 0                     8 -2.5              4       7           13       23     -10     -1.4      0         8        -2.5
TEAM                  11    15    0 14 -14 -0.9 0                     0 -1.3
Total                 12   450 2279 248 2031 4.5 21                  57 169.2
Opponents             12   471 2056 231 1825 3.9 13                  52 152.1

Passing               gp     effic comp-att-int     pct     yds    td    lg avg/g        gp          effic comp-att-int         pct      yds        td        lg     avg/g
Rennie, Tirrell       11   140.65 134-225-2        59.6 1709 13         80 155.4         23     138.44 229-394-13             58.1      3252        21        83     141.4
Lanpher, Jared         4   151.75 26-44-1          59.1 352 4           34 88.0           4     151.75  26-44-1               59.1       352         4        34      88.0
Total                 12   142.46 160-269-3        59.5 2061 17         80 171.8
Opponents             12   114.00 241-378-18       63.8 2336 9          48 194.7

Receiving             gp   no.    yds    avg      td      lg avg/g                       gp     no.          yds       avg     td       lg     avg/g
Herring, Jarred       12 31 475          15.3      5      80 39.6                        50     103         1810      17.6     17      83      36.2
Johnson, David        12 31 411          13.3      3      80 34.2                        13      31          411      13.3      3      80      31.6
Sinkfield, Terrell    12 27 458          17.0      6      40 38.2                        27      32          592      18.5      6      47      21.9
Collins, Josh         12 16 112           7.0      0      22   9.3                       37      66          868      13.2      2      76      23.5
Howard, Darion        12 15 168          11.2      2      23 14.0                        21      15          168      11.2      2      23       8.0
LeMaster, Brett       12 12 141          11.8      0      37 11.8                        13      12          141      11.8      0      37      10.8
Vereen, Kevin         10 11 109           9.9      1      46 10.9                        10      11          109       9.9      1      46      10.9
Wells, Austin         12   8   63         7.9      0      16   5.2                       12       8           63       7.9      0      16       5.2
Owens, Chad           11   5   91        18.2      0      46   8.3                       11       5           91      18.2      0      46       8.3
Anderson, Carlos      10   4   33         8.2      0      11   3.3                       32      34          265       7.8      1      29       8.3
Total                 12 160 2061        12.9     17      80 171.8
Opponents             12 241 2336         9.7      9      48 194.7

Total Offense         g plays     rush   pass     total avg/g                        g    plays           rush      pass     total     avg/g
Rennie, Tirrell      11    382 834 1709 2543 231.2                                  23        783         2125      3252     5377      233.8
Johnson, David       12    175 754     0 754 62.8                                   13        175          754         0      754       58.0
Anderson, Carlos     10     68 381     0 381 38.1                                   32        354         1896         0     1896       59.2
Lanpher, Jared        4     51 -10 352 342 85.5                                      4         51          -10       352      342       85.5
Cutkomp, Zach        12     24   68    0   68   5.7                                 17         34           90         0       90        5.3
Bernard, Kyle        12      1   10    0   10   0.8                                 34          1           10         0       10        0.3
Owens, Chad          11      1    7    0    7   0.6                                 11          1            7         0        7        0.6
Fort, L.J.           12      2    2    0    2   0.2                                 49          2            2         0        2        0.0
Herring, Jarred      12      0   -1    0   -1 -0.1                                  50         14          107         0      107        2.1
TEAM                 11     15 -14     0 -14 -1.3
Total                12    719 2031 2061 4092 341.0
Opponents            12    849 1825 2336 4161 346.8




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                                       The Automated ScoreBook
                      UNI Individual Season/Career Statistics (as of Dec 03, 2011)
                                               All games

                               SEASON                                                                 CAREER

                                                        PAT                                                          PAT
Scoring               td       fg        kick         rush rcv pass dxp saf     pts    td   fg         kick         rush rcv pass dxp saf     pts
Sievertsen, Tyler      - 17-19           38-38         -        -    -    -   - 89     - 17-19         38-38         -        - -     -   -    89
Johnson, David        12 -                 -           -        -    -    -   - 72    12   -             -           -        - -     -   -    72
Rennie, Tirrell        9 -                 -           -        -   0-1   -   - 54    24   -             -           -        - 0-1   -   -   144
Sinkfield, Terrell     6 -                 -           -        -    -    -   - 36     6   -             -           -        - -     -   -    36
Herring, Jarred        5 -                 -           -        -    -    -   - 30    20   -             -           -        - -     -   -   120
Howard, Darion         2 -                 -           -        -    -    -   - 12     2   -             -           -        - -     -   -    12
Fort, L.J.             2 -                 -           -        -    -    -   - 12     2   -             -           -        - -     -   -    12
Sonie, Varmah          1 -                 -           -        -    -    -   -   6    1   -             -           -        - -     -   -     6
Owens, Chad            1 -                 -           -        -    -    -   -   6    1   -             -           -        - -     -   -     6
Vereen, Kevin          1 -                 -           -        -    -    -   -   6    1   -             -           -        - -     -   -     6
Wright, Phil           1 -                 -           -        -    -    -   -   6    1   -             -           -        - -     -   -     6
Lanpher, Jared         - -                 -           -        -   0-1   -   -   0    -   -             -           -        - 0-1   -   -     0
Total                 40 17-19           38-38         -        -   0-2   -   - 329
Opponents             24 11-16           22-23         -        -   0-1   -   - 199

Punt Returns           no.      yds avg          td        lg                         no.    yds       avg     td        lg
Sonie, Varmah          15       138       9.2    0         26                         23    216        9.4     0         33
Anderson, Carlos        1         5       5.0    0          5                          4     39        9.8     0         19
LeMaster, Brett         1         0       0.0    0          0                          1      0        0.0     0          0
Sinkfield, Terrell      1        15      15.0    0          0                          1     15       15.0     0          0
Total                  18       158       8.8    0         26
Opponents              19       164       8.6    0         27

Kick Returns           no.      yds avg          td        lg                         no.    yds       avg     td        lg
Anderson, Carlos       18 428            23.8    0         42                         51    1355      26.6     2         99
Herring, Jarred        14 353            25.2    0         57                         68    1647      24.2     1         88
LeMaster, Brett         3   37           12.3    0         19                          3      37      12.3     0         19
Sinkfield, Terrell      3   43           14.3    0         21                          3      43      14.3     0         21
Leonard,Montari         1   25           25.0    0         25                          6     107      17.8     0         25
Total                  39 886            22.7    0         57
Opponents              60 1084           18.1    1         99

Interceptions          no.      yds avg          td        lg                         no.    yds       avg     td        lg
Scott, Garrett          4        47      11.8    0         22                          5         61   12.2     0         22
Smith, Jordan           4        54      13.5    0         24                          5         54   10.8     0         24
Swain, J.J.             3        18       6.0    0         20                          3         18    6.0     0         20
Canady, Tre'Darrius     3        19       6.3    0         15                          3         19    6.3     0         15
Sonie, Varmah           3        30      10.0    1         30                          4         30    7.5     1         30
Conley, James           1        19      19.0    0         19                          3         55   18.3     1         19
Total                  18       187      10.4    1         30
Opponents               3         3       1.0    0          3

Fumble Returns         no.      yds avg          td        lg                         no.    yds       avg     td        lg
Fort, L.J.                 1         6    6.0    0          6                          1          6    6.0     0          6
Wellington, Wilmot         1        12   12.0    0         12                          1         12   12.0     0         12
Wright, Phil               0         0    0.0    1          0                          0          0    0.0     1          0
Total                      2        18    9.0    1         12
Opponents                  2        -4   -2.0    1          3




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                                          The Automated ScoreBook
                         UNI Individual Season/Career Statistics (as of Dec 03, 2011)
                                                  All games

                                     SEASON                                                            CAREER

All Purpose          g   rush        rcv         pr        kr          ir   total avg/g    g    rush      rcv             pr     kr   ir   total   avg/g
Johnson, David       12 754 411                   0    0                0 1165 97.1       13     754      411             0       0    0   1165     89.6
Anderson, Carlos     10 381    33                 5 428                 0 847 84.7        32    1896      265            39    1355    0   3555    111.1
Rennie, Tirrell      11 834     0                 0    0                0 834 75.8        23    2125        0             0       0    0   2125     92.4
Herring, Jarred      12   -1 475                  0 353                 0 827 68.9        50     107     1810           119    1647    0   3683     73.7
Sinkfield, Terrell   12    0 458                 15   43                0 516 43.0        27       9      592            15      43    0    659     24.4
LeMaster, Brett      12    0 141                  0   37                0 178 14.8        13       0      141             0      37    0    178     13.7
Howard, Darion       12    0 168                  0    0                0 168 14.0        21       0      168             0       7    0    175      8.3
Sonie, Varmah        12    0    0               138    0               30 168 14.0        31       0        0           216       0   30    246      7.9
Collins, Josh        12    0 112                  0    0                0 112    9.3      37      27      868           110     112    0   1117     30.2
Vereen, Kevin        10    0 109                  0    0                0 109 10.9        10       0      109             0       0    0    109     10.9
Owens, Chad          11    7   91                 0    0                0   98   8.9      11       7       91             0       0    0     98      8.9
Cutkomp, Zach        12   68    0                 0    0                0   68   5.7      17      90        0             0       0    0     90      5.3
Wells, Austin        12    0   63                 0    0                0   63   5.2      12       0       63             0       0    0     63      5.2
Smith, Jordan        12    0    0                 0    0               54   54   4.5      50       0        0            51       0   54    105      2.1
Scott, Garrett       12    0    0                 0    0               47   47   3.9      35       0        0             0       0   61     61      1.7
Leonard,Montari      10    0    0                 0   25                0   25   2.5      24       2      180             0     107    0    289     12.0
Canady, Tre'Darr      8    0    0                 0    0               19   19   2.4      46       0        0            10       0   19     29      0.6
Conley, James        12    0    0                 0    0               19   19   1.6      42       0        0             0       0   55     55      1.3
Swain, J.J.          12    0    0                 0    0               18   18   1.5      31       0        0             0       0   18     18      0.6
Bernard, Kyle        12   10    0                 0    0                0   10   0.8      34      10        0             0       0    0     10      0.3
Fort, L.J.           12    2    0                 0    0                0    2   0.2      49       2        0             0       0   69     71      1.4
Lanpher, Jared        4 -10     0                 0    0                0 -10 -2.5         4     -10        0             0       0    0    -10     -2.5
TEAM                 11 -14     0                 0    0                0 -14 -1.3
Total                12 2031 2061               158 886               187 5323 443.6
Opponents            12 1825 2336               164 1084                3 5412 451.0

Field Goals                     att good         long          blkd                       att   good     long           blkd
Sievertsen, Tyler               19         17         48         0                        19      17          48          0
Total                           19         17         48         0
Opponents                       16         11         44         0

Punting                                         no. yds avg             lg blk            no.   yds    avg         lg    blk
Bernard, Kyle                                   56 2277 40.7 58              0            133 5306     39.9        75     1
Total                                           56 2277 40.7 58              0
Opponents                                       53 2248 42.4 65              1

Kickoffs                  no. yds avg             tb ob                                   no.   yds    avg         tb    ob
Sievertsen, Tyler         66 4118 62.4                5    1                              67 4170      62.2        5      1
Total                     66 4118 62.4                5    1
Opponents                 45 2808 62.4                5    0




34 • UNI FOOTBALL
     2011 WALTER PAYTON AWARD CANDIDATE
                                TIRRELL RENNIE
                                Quarterback
                                6’0 / 201 lbs.
                                Senior
                                North Lauderdale, Fla.
                                Coconut Creek HS / Ellsworth CC

                                2011 MVFC Offensive Player of the Year Runner-Up
2011: One of 20 players named to the Walter Payton Award              (9/18) ... achieved the longest rush and longest pass of the season
watch list for the top individual honor in FCS football ... rushed    against SFA - a 75-yard touchdown run and an 83-yard touch-
for 127 yards and passed for 181 yards and a touchdown against        down pass to Jarred Herring, both in the second quarter ... carried
Iowa State (9/3) ... led UNI to a 34-23 road win at No. 16-ranked     13 times for 121 yards and two scores in a 24-14 victory over
Stephen F. Austin (9/10) behind 126 rushing yards and two scores      South Dakota State (10/2) ... gained 126 yards on 19 carries and
... accounted for all five TDs in a 38-10 win over Western Illinois   added 104 passing yards at Southern Illinois (10/9) ... posted his
(9/24) ... rushed for three TDs and passed for two TDs against the    best passing game of the year at South Dakota (10/16), complet-
Leathernecks ... rushed for 106 yards vs. WIU to earn his third       ing 18-of-26 passes for a season-high 265 yards ... ran for 153
straight 100-plus rushing effort ... passed for 209 yards on 13-of-   yards and tied a UNI school record with four rushing touchdowns
16 passing in a 42-7 win at Missouri State (10/1) ... rushed for a    in leading the Panthers to a 42-14 victory over Illinois State
team-high 93 yards and was 10-of-14 passing for 142 yards and a       (10/23) ... named The Sports Network/Fathead.com FCS National
touchdown in a 23-9 win over No. 17-ranked Indiana State (10/8)       Offensive Player of the Week and MVFC Offensive Player of
... career-high four touchdowns through the air on 16-of-20 pass-     the Week for his performance against Illinois State ... racked up
ing for 239 yards in a 31-14 win at South Dakota State (10/15) ...    a season-high 194 rushing yards and two scores to go along with
accounted for both TDs (rush, pass) in a 17-10 win over South-        152 passing yards and a touchdown in a 34-30 road triumph over
ern Illinois (10/22) ... saw his school-record 171 straight passes    Youngstown State (10/30) ... rushed for 187 yards and passed for
without an interception come to a halt at North Dakota State          163 yards at Indiana State (11/6) ... completed 8-of-10 passes for
(10/29) ... did not play vs. Youngstown State (11/5) ... led UNI to   161 yards and three touchdowns against Missouri State (11/13).
27 unanswered points in a 34-21, come-from-behind victory over        Prior to UNI: Two-time All-America pick at Ellsworth Commu-
Southern Utah (11/12) ... passed for 126 yards and rushed for 86      nity College ... passed for 2,863 yards and 23 TDs, while rushing
yards and two touchdowns against SUU ... rushed for 100 yards         for 1,025 yards and 10 TDs as a senior ... broke school record
in a 23-20 (2OT) win at No. 14 Illinois State (11/19) ... 19 rushes   for total offense in one game with 557 total yards (460 passing
for 95 yards and two passing touchdowns in a playoff win over         and 97 rushing) ... set the single-season total offense record with
No. 12 Wofford (12/3).                                                3,888 yards ... accounted for 73 touchdowns and over 7,300 yards
                                                                      of total offense while setting 13 school records in a two-year span
2010: Started all 12 games at quarterback for the Panthers ...        ... led the nation two years for in a row in total offense.
became the first quarterback in UNI history to rack up more than
1,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in a season ... run-      High School: Played quarterback as a senior at Coconut Creek
ner-up for Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player       High School in Florida ... broke his prep school’s record for total
of the Year ... MVFC Newcomer of the Year ... earned second           offense in a single game with 330 passing yards and 155 rushing
team All-MVFC honors ... gained 1,291 yards on 232 carries, an        yards ... led Coconut Creek to a 6-4 record as a senior ... assisted
average of 5.6 yards per rush ... scored 15 rushing touchdowns        at local Boys & Girls Club (Levine Slaughter) in North Lauder-
to lead the team ... 95-of-169 passing for 1,543 yards and eight      dale, Fla., as a prep.
touchdowns ... made an outstanding UNI debut, going 10-of-20          Personal: Born March 19, 1989, in Vineland, N.J. ... son of
passing for 172 yards and carrying 19 times for 96 yards in the       Dawn and Michael Rennie ... has four siblings ... majoring in
season-opening win over North Dakota State (9/11) ... passed for      criminology ... chose UNI “because the facilities are great and the
162 yards and added 132 yards rushing against Stephen F. Austin       coaches are passionate about their work and their families.”

Rennie’s Career Passing Stats                                          Rennie’s Career Rushing Stats
Year G-GS Att Com Pct.               Yds     Int   TDs   LG    HG      Year G-GS No. Yds. Avg.               TD      LG    HG
2010 12-12 169 95         56.2       1,543   11    8     83    265     2010 12-12 232 1,291 5.6              15      75    194
2011 11-11 225 134 59.6              1,709   2     13    80    239     2011 11-11 157 834 5.3                9       35    127
Totals 23-23 394 229 58.1            3,252   13    21    83    265     Totals 23-23 389 2,125 5.5            24      75    194
35 • UNI FOOTBALL
   2011 BUCK BUCHANAN AWARD CANDIDATE
                                 BEN BOOTHBY
                                 Defensive Line
                                 6’0 / 280 lbs.
                                 Senior
                                 Clinton, Iowa
                                 Clinton HS


2011: Became the first football student-athlete in UNI history          Playoffs (11/27) ... recipient of the President’s Council Academic
to earn Academic All-District honors on three different occa-           Award, the MVFC’s highest academic achievement ... first-team
sions ... named first-team preseason All-American by The Sports         MVFC All-Academic Team.
Network ... second-team choice for Phil Steele’s 2011 Preseason         2009: Named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District
FCS All-America team ... registered a sack, five tackles and three      first team ... second team All-Academic selection in the Missouri
quarterback hurries against Iowa State (9/3) ... secured four total     Valley Football Conference ... Played all 11 games, starting 8
tackles (2 solos) in a 34-23 win at No. 16-ranked Stephen F.            times on the defensive line ... recorded 27 total tackles ... made
Austin (9/10) ... tallied six tackles, two TFLs and a quarterback       five tackles-for-loss ... tallied 2.5 sacks for a loss of 21 yards ...
sack in a 38-10 win over Western Illinois (9/24) ... secured eight      recorded one forced fumble and one fumble recovery at Iowa
total tackles (3 solos) and 1/2 quarterback sack in UNI’s 42-7 win      (9/5) ... notched a season-high four tackles on three different oc-
at Missouri State (10/1) ... credited with 3.0 TFLs and 2.0 QB          casions ... made 1.5 TFLs at Missouri State (9/26).
sacks in a 23-9 win over No. 17-ranked Indiana State (10/8) ...         2008: Served as a reserve fullback ... returned one kick 11 yards
tallied seven total tackles vs. the Sycamores ... six total tackles,    in the fourth quarter of UNI’s 36-34 NCAA playoff win over
2.5 TFLs, one sack and two QB hurries in a 31-14 win at South           New Hampshire (12/6) ... missed all of spring drills with a broken
Dakota State (10/15) ... underwent surgery Oct. 17 on torn menis-       wrist.
cus in his left knee ... started on Oct. 22 vs. Southern Illinois and   2007: Redshirted.
posted eight tackles (1.5 TFLs) ... posted five tackles and a TFL       High School: Named to the Des Moines Register’s Elite All-
at North Dakota State (10/29) ... secured five tackles in a 21-17       State team ... first-team all-state (Class 4A) selection by the Iowa
win over Youngstown State (11/5) ... recorded four tackles, 3.0         Newspaper Association and the Des Moines Register ... unani-
TFLs and 2.0 sacks in a 34-21 win over Southern Utah (11/12)            mous all-MAC pick on offense and defense ... first-team all-metro
... notched solo sacks on back-to-back plays in the fourth quarter      captain pick by Quad City Times ... Clinton Herald Player of the
against SUU ... tallied five tackles and 1.0 TFL at No. 14 Illinois     Year ... 2007 Shrine Bowl invitee ... opened holes for MAC lead-
State (11/19) ... career-high 12 stops against Wofford (12/3).          ing rusher Tony Bassett, who rushed for 1,515 yards ... won the
2010: First team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference selec-         215-pound Class 3A state wrestling title as a senior with a 44-2
tion ... started all 12 games on the defensive line for the MVFC        record ... placed third in the state at heavyweight in wrestling as
champions ... named to the ESPN Academic All-America second             a junior with a 39-5 mark ... posted a career prep wrestling mark
team, as selected by CoSIDA ... also named to the CoSIDA/               of 107-33 ... member of National Honor Society ... honor roll stu-
ESPN Academic All-District team ... ranked No. 12 in the na-            dent ... four-year member of the 3.0 Club ... ranked in the top 10
tion among FCS players with 9.5 sacks on the season ... led             percent of his high school class ... earned letters in football (3),
the MVFC with 9.5 sacks and tied for the conference lead with           wrestling (3) and track (1) ... high school coach: Lee Camp.
16.0 tackles-for-loss ... racked up 56 total tackles on the season,     Personal: Born Sept. 10, 1988, in Emmetsburg, Iowa ... son of
including 24 solo stops ... tied a school record with four sacks in     Jim and Rhonda Boothby ... has a sister, Anne ... majoring in
a season-opening 16-9 victory over North Dakota State (9/11),           exercise science/pre-physical therapy ... selected UNI because
earning MVFC Defensive Player of the Week honors ... registered         “it’s a great school; great place to take my educational field; great
two sacks against Missouri State (11/13) ... racked up a season-        campus.”
high 9 tackles, 1.5 sacks and 3.5 TFLs against Lehigh in the FCS
Boothby’s Career Defensive Stats
Year G-GS UT AT           Total                TFL         Sacks        INT    FF       FR        PBU
2008 13-0 1        1      2                    0.0         0.0          0      0        0         0
2009 11-8 5        22     27                   5.0         2.5          0      1        1         0
2010 12-12 24 32          56                   16.0        9.5          0      0        0         0
2011 12-12 31      44     75                   16.0        7.5          0      0        1         0
Totals 48-32 61 99        160                  37.0        19.5         0      1        2         0
36 • UNI FOOTBALL
   2011 BUCK BUCHANAN AWARD CANDIDATE
                                 L.J. FORT
                                 Linebacker
                                 6’1” / 232 lbs.
                                 Senior
                                 Waynesville, Mo.
                                 Waynesville HS

                                 2011 MVFC Defensive Player of the Year
2011: MVFC Defensive Player of the Year ... Preseason All-Mis-         Illinois (10/9) ... made eight stops in a 42-14 win over Illinois
souri Valley Football Conference selection ... tied for the FCS        State (10/23) ... credited with 11 tackles in a 34-30 road victory
lead with four forced fumbles through four games ... No. 2 in the      at Youngstown State (10/30) ... racked up 10 tackles in a 30-20
nation with an average of 12.75 tackles per contest ... notched 13     win at Indiana State (11/6) ... intercepted a pass to go along with
tackles, including 10 solo stops at Iowa State in the season opener    seven tackles in a win over Missouri State (11/13) ... tallied seven
(9/3) ... also forced a fumble against the Cyclones ... posted 12      tackles, two TFLs and a forced fumble at Western Illinois (11/20)
tackles and forced and recovered a fumble in a 34-23 road victory      ... notched 10 tackles against Lehigh in the FCS Playoffs (11/27).
over Stephen F. Austin (9/10) ... added 12 more tackles and one        2009: Played in all 11 games, starting nine contests ... ranked
tackle-for-loss in UNI’s 38-10 win over Western Illinois (9/24)        third on the team in tackles with 70 for the season ... recorded
... recorded a career-high 14 tackles in a 42-7 road triumph over      30 solo and 40 assisted tackles ... tallied 4.5 TFLs and one sack
Missouri State (10/1) ... 1.5 TFLs at Missouri State ... ended two     on the season ... also made two interceptions and one fumble re-
MSU drives with forced fumbles ... led the Panthers with 12 tack-      covery and forced a fumble ... opened the season with six tackles
les (2.5 TFLs) in a 23-9 win over No. 17-ranked Indiana State          against both Iowa (9/5) and South Dakota (9/12) ... snared his
(10/8) ... forced his fifth fumble of the season vs. the Sycamores     first career interception in a 66-7 win over South Dakota (9/12) ...
... posted a new career-high with 17 tackles in a 31-14 win at         racked up eight tackles and a sack in a 30-0 win over St. Fran-
South Dakota State (10/15) ... notched eight solo stops and nine       cis (9/19) ... intercepted a pass in a 42-27 win at North Dakota
assisted tackles against SDSU ... posted 11 tackles (0.5 TFLs)         State and returned it 65 yards (10/10) ... registered eight tackles,
in a 17-10 win over Southern Illinois (10/22) ... credited with a      a forced fumble and a fumble recovery at South Dakota State
game-high 15 tackles at North Dakota State (10/29) ... secured         (10/24) ... ended the year with a season-high 11 tackles, including
a team-high 13 tackles in a 21-17 win over Youngstown State            2.5 TFLs, at Illinois State (11/21).
(11/5) ... recorded 10 total tackles and 0.5 TFL in a 34-21 victory    2008: Played in 14 games as a true freshman ... saw time on spe-
over Southern Utah (11/12) ... made his debut at running back          cial teams and as a reserve linebacker ... tallied 10 tackles on the
against SUU, carrying two times for a one-yard touchdown run           year ... recorded at least one tackle in eight games ... registered
each time ... had the fourth-best single-game performance in UNI       a season-high three stops and a tackle-for-loss in a 28-0 win at
history with 22 tackles at No. 14 Illinois State (11/19) ... led UNI   Indiana State (11/15).
with 16 stops against Wofford (12/3).                                  High School: Named the Missouri Class 5A Player of the Year
2010: Second team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference              in 2007 ... all-state pick at tailback ... first-team all-conference
selection ... started all 12 games at linebacker for the MVFC          pick as a linebacker and running back ... All-Ozark MVP on
champions ... second on the team with 92 total tackles and three       offense and defense ... helped Waynesville to first state title in
interceptions ... third on the team with 11.5 TFLs ... also credited   the school’s history as they won the Class 5A state champion-
with one forced fumble and one fumble recovery on the season           ship with a 12-1 overall record ... rushed for 2,152 yards and 23
... reached double-digit tackles on four occasions ... posted a        touchdowns on 228 carries ... tallied 85 total tackles and led his
career-best game in the Panthers’ season-opening win over North        team with eight sacks and five interceptions ... he returned three
Dakota State (9/11), tallying a season-high 12 tackles, three          interceptions for touchdowns ... high school coach: Rick Vernon.
TFLs, two sacks and an interception ... notched seven tackles and      Personal: Born Jan. 3, 1990, in Granite City, Ill. ... son of Larry
a fumble recovery in a 24-14 win over South Dakota State (10/2)        Fort Sr. and Amy Holloway ... has four siblings ... majoring in
... recorded six tackles, one sack and an interception at Southern     exercise science.
Fort’s Career Defensive Stats
Year G-GS UT AT                     Total     TFL          Sacks       INT    FF       FR       PBU
2008 14-0      3      7             10        0.5          0.0         0      0        0        0
2009 11-9      30     40            70        4.5          1.0         2      1        1        1
2010 12-12 37         55            92        11.5         3.0         3      1        1        2
2011 12-12 63         104           167       8.5          0.0         0      6        1        3
Totals 49-33 133 206                339       25.0         4.0         5      8        3        6
37 • UNI FOOTBALL
             2011 JERRY RICE AWARD CANDIDATE
                                 DAVID JOHNSON
                                 Running Back
                                 6’3” / 214 lbs.
                                 Redshirt Freshman
                                 Clinton, Iowa
                                 Clinton HS

                                 2011 MVFC Freshman of the Year Runner-Up
2011: One of 15 players named to The Sports Network’s watch            rushed for 49 yards on nine carries and caught three passes for
list for the Jerry Rice Award as FCS Freshman of the Year ...          47 yards against the Jackrabbits ... accounted for 100 all-purpose
seven touchdowns (five rushing, two receiving) through his             yards in a 17-10 win over Southern Illinois (10/22) ... broke a 39-
first four career games ... first UNI freshman to ever score two       yard run in the fourth quarter vs. the Salukis ... nabbed a pair of
touchdowns in a season opener ... secured MVFC Newcomer of             career highs in receptions (10) and receiving yards (114) against
the Week honors for his play against Iowa State in the season          North Dakota State (10/29) ... scored two touchdowns, a 2-yard
opener (9/3) ... scored a pair of touchdowns in his collegiate         run and a 16-yard reception, against the Bison ... his 1-yard TD
debut against the Cyclones, with his first touchdown as a Panther      run with 1:59 left vs. Youngstown State (11/5), gave UNI a 21-17
coming on a 1-yard run in the third quarter to give UNI a 13-7         victory over the Penguins ... posted another game of 100 all-
lead ... pulled down an 80-yard touchdown pass from Tirrell Ren-       purpose yards in a 34-21 win over Southern Utah (11/12), with
nie to put the Panthers on top, 19-14, with 4:17 left vs. Iowa State   14 carries for 82 yards and two receptions for 18 yards ... eight
... finished the day with 119 all-purpose yards (83 receiving, 36      rushes for 24 yards in the FCS Playoffs against Wofford, includ-
rushing) ... helped lead UNI to a 34-23 road victory over nation-      ing the go-ahead score in the fourth quarter (12/3).
ally-ranked Stephen F. Austin (9/10), earning MVFC Newcomer
of the Week for the second time ... served as the workhorse of the     2010: Redshirted.
Panther offense with 31 carries for 87 yards and two touchdowns
... scored on a one-yard run with 22 seconds remaining before          High School: Earned first-team Class 4A all-state honors from
halftime to give UNI its first lead at 13-10 ... found the endzone     the Des Moines Register and Iowa Newspaper Association ...
from one yard out again on the opening play of the fourth quarter,     first-team MAC all-conference as a running back and defensive
putting the Panthers ahead 27-16 ... his 31 carries were the most      back ... led Clinton to an 11-1 record senior year ... 2009 Out-
by a Panther since Corey Lewis gained 190 yards on 35 carries at       standing Offensive Player for Clinton HS ... accounted for school
Southern Illinois on Sept. 27, 2008 ... led the UNI rushing attack     record 42 touchdowns as a senior ... Clinton HS all-time leader
in the Panthers’ 38-10 victory over Western Illinois (9/24), carry-    in career receptions, career receiving yards, career and single-
ing 21 times for a career-high 132 yards ... also led the Panthers     season total offense and single game record for touchdowns (6)
in receiving, hauling in three passes for 46 yards, including a        ... 2010 Shrine Bowl All-Star game invitee ... two-time Drake and
30-yard touchdown reception from Tirrell Rennie ... notched            state qualifier in track ... second-place finish in 4x200 and 4x400
his second straight 100-plus rushing effort with 114 yards on          relays at the Drake Relays ... WQAD Channel 8 two-time winner
18 carries in a 42-7 win at Missouri State (10/1) ... scored a pair    of the Player of the Week Award ... second-team all-conference
of rushing touchdowns in the win over the Bears ... tallied his        in basketball as a junior ... maintained over a 3.0 GPA throughout
team-leading eighth touchdown of the season with a 5-yard run          high school.
vs. No. 17-ranked Indiana State (10/8) ... carried 20 times for 92
yards, including a 21-yard scamper vs. the Sycamores ... caught        Personal: Born Dec. 16, 1991 ... son of Regina Johnson ... major-
one pass for 12 yards vs. Indiana State ... recorded 96 all-purpose    ing in physical education.
yards in a 31-14 road win over South Dakota State (10/15) ...


Johnson’s 2011 Rushing Stats                                            Johnson’s 2011 Receiving Stats
Year G-GS No. Yds. Avg.              TD      Long HG      Avg./Gm       Year G-GS No. Yds. Avg.               TD     Long HG      Avg./Gm
2011 12-6 175 754 4.3                9       39 132       62.8          2011 12-6 31        411 13.3          3      80 114       34.2




38 • UNI FOOTBALL
                             2011 NCAA Division I

                             Football Championship

      First Round                    Second Round                 Quarterfinals                Semifinals                             Final
    Saturday, November 26            Saturday, December 3       Friday, December 9 or    Friday, December 16 or         Saturday, January 7
                                                                Saturday, December 10    Saturday, December 17          Pizza Hut Park - Frisco, Texas
  *Stony Brook (8-3)           #1 *Sam Houston St. (11-0)
        Live on ESPN3
          2 p.m. (ET)
                                         Live on ESPN3       *Sam Houston St., 34-27
                                           3 p.m. (ET)
  Albany (NY) (8-3)               Stony Brook, 31-28           Live on ESPNHD/ESPN3
                                                                Saturday, December 10           December 16/17
                                  *Montana St. (9-2)                  Noon (ET)
                                                                                                      Live on
                                         Live on ESPN3         Montana St., 26-25                   ESPN2HD/
                                           3 p.m.(ET)                                                 ESPN3
                                 New Hampshire (8-3)                                          Fri., Dec. 16 at 8 p.m.
                                                                                                       (ET)

                                     #5 *UNI (9-2)                                                      or
                                         Live on ESPN3
                                           5 p.m. (ET)             UNI, 28-21                 Live on ESPNUHD/
                                                                                                     ESPN3
                                                                                              Sat., Dec. 17 at 2:30
                                     Wofford (8-3)              Live on ESPNHD/ESPN3                p.m. (ET)
                                                                   Friday, December 9
*Tennessee Tech (7-3)             #4 *Montana (9-2)                    8 p.m. (ET)

        Live on ESPN3
          3 p.m. (ET)
                                         Live on ESPN3          *Montana, 41-14
                                           2 p.m.(ET)                                                           Pizza Hut Park
   Central Ark. (8-3)             Central Ark., 34-14                                                            Frisco, Texas
                                                                                                                January 7, 2012
 *Old Dominion (9-2)            #3 *Ga. Southern (9-2)                                                            1 p.m. (ET)
                                                                                                               ESPN2HD/ESPN3
         Live on ESPN3                   Live on ESPN3
                                           1 p.m. (ET)
                                                              *Ga. Southern, 55-48                                                                       NATIONAL
         1:30 p.m. (ET)
                                                                                                                                                         CHAMPION
    Norfolk St. (9-2)            Old Dominion, 35-18                Live on ESPN3
                                                                Saturday, December 10           December 16/17
                                *Appalachian St. (8-3)                2 p.m. (ET)
                                                                                                     Live on
                                         Live on ESPN3            Maine, 34-12                     ESPN2HD/
                                           2 p.m. (ET)                                               ESPN3
                                      Maine (8-3)                                            Fri., Dec. 16 at 8 p.m.
                                                                                                      (ET)

                                     *Towson (9-2)                                                      or

                                          Live on ESPN3           Lehigh, 40-38               Live on ESPNU HD
                                          3:30 p.m. (ET)                                             /ESPN3
                                                                                              Sat., Dec. 17 at 2:30
                                     Lehigh (10-1)                  Live on ESPN3                   p.m. (ET)
                                                                Saturday, December 10
  *Eastern Ky. (7-4)           #2 *North Dakota St. (10-1)            4 p.m. (ET)
     Live on ESPNUHD/ESPN3
                                         Live on ESPN3        *North Dakota St., 26-14
             Noon (ET)
                                           4 p.m. (ET)

 James Madison (7-4)            James Madison, 20-17


*Denotes host institution.

Refer to www.NCAA.com/fcs for more information.




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