UNI opens Missouri Valley Football Conference play with win
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Trevor Allen ran for 180 yards and two touchdowns and Northern Iowa beat Indiana State 33-0 on Thursday night in a Missouri Valley Football Conference opener.
Northern Iowa (2-2), which beat Hampton 44-0 last week, has back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 2012.
Austin Errthum had field goals of 20, 31 and 46 yards in the first half to give UNI a 9-0 lead. Allen made it 16-0, from 18 yards out, on UNI’s first possession of the second half, and he added a 16-yarder later in the quarter. Linebacker Duncan Ferch’s second career pick-6 capped the scoring late in the fourth.
Ryan Boyle threw for 136 yards and an interception for Indiana State (2-2), which hasn’t won a conference game since Oct. 22, 2016. ISU was 1 of 16 combined on third and fourth down conversions.