N. Iowa 38, W. Illinois 10
Quarterback Tirrell Rennie accounted for five touchdowns and
rushed for over 100 yards for the third straight game as Northern
Iowa beat Western Illinois 38-10 Saturday in the Missouri Valley
Conference opener for both teams.
Rennie had touchdown runs of 2, 12 and 35 yards while rushing
for 106 yards on 12 carries. He also completed 10 of 14 passes for
142 yards, including TD throws of 30 yards to David Johnson and 4
to Darion Howard.
Johnson added 132 yards rushing on 21 carries for the Panthers
Western Illinois (1-3) got its only touchdown on a 1-yard run by
Caulton Ray with 2:49 left in the game. Ray had 79 yards rushing.
Josh Hudson was 7 for 12 passing for 97 yards before leaving with
an injury that Leathernecks coach Mark Hendrickson said afterward
was not serious. Wil Lunt finished up, completing 11 of 20 passes
for 110 yards.