Marcus Weymiller ran for 170 yards and two touchdowns on 42 carries and Northern Iowa jumped on top early, cruising to a 38-18 win over South Dakota State on Saturday.
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Sean McGuire threw three touchdowns including the game-winner in the final seconds as Western Illinois beat Northern Iowa 38-29 on Saturday.
Eli Dunne was 26-of-36 passing for 266 yards and three touchdowns and the Northern Iowa defense forced three fourth-quarter turnovers to help Panthers beat Southern Illinois 24-17 on Saturday night in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams.
Patrick Tyler threw for 200 yards and a touchdown and Manny Berz's 26-yard field goal with 1:50 remaining helped Southern Utah hold off Northern Iowa 24-21 on Saturday night.
Eli Dunne threw four touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime, and Northern Iowa beat Cal Poly 45-38 on Saturday.
It wasn't the smoothest of openers for Iowa State.
David Johnson followed Kurt Warner's path from Northern Iowa to the Cardinals, and sees Warner's HOF enshrinement as a testament to perseverance.
Sam Houston State junior quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe has been named the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision after throwing for 4,602 yards and an NCAA-leading 57 touchd
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Western Kentucky is hiring Northern Iowa co-offensive coordinator Ryan Mahaffey as tight ends coach, according to a source. WKU coach Mike Sanford knows Mahaffey from his time as a Notre Dame graduate assistant. Mahaffey played tight end at Northern Iowa and began his coaching career at his alma mater before joining the Notre Dame staff.
Taryn Christion threw two touchdowns to Jake Wieneke and Wieneke threw one to Christion as South Dakota State beat Northern Iowa 45-24 on Saturday for a piece of its first Missouri Valley Footbal
Michael Malloy ran for 92 yards and two touchdowns, Eli Dunne threw for two scores and Northern Iowa beat Western Illinois 30-23 on Saturday.
Michael Malloy ran for a career-high three touchdowns, Marcus Weymiller had 171 yards rushing and Northern Iowa beat Indiana State 39-6 on Saturday.
Lance Dunn ran for 118 yards and North Dakota State forced four interceptions to beat Northern Iowa 24-20 on Saturday night in a rematch of last season's Football Championship Series quarterfinal
Eli Dunne threw for 418 yards and two touchdowns in his debut as a starter as Northern Iowa dominated Missouri State 61-7 on Saturday.
Martin Ruiz rushed for a 1-yard touchdown with 28 seconds left, capping a 10-point fourth-quarter comeback and lifting Youngstown State to a 14-10 win over Northern Iowa on Saturday night.
Chris Streveler threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third as South Dakota remained unbeaten at home after holding on for a 28-25 win over Northern Iowa Saturday in the 100th Dakota Days footba
Aaron Bailey passed for three touchdowns, ran for another, and Northern Iowa handled Southern Illinois 42-21 in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams on Saturday.
Reilly Hennessey hit fourth-string tight end Beau Byus with a 23-yard scoring pass off a fake field goal with 43 seconds left to lift Eastern Washington to a 34-30 win Northern Iowa on Saturday n
Jerry Louie-McGee returned a punt 81 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter and Montana held on to defeat Northern Iowa 20-14 on Saturday in a matchup of FCS powers.
Richmond, Northern Iowa and Eastern Washington celebrated victories on Saturday over Power 5 schools.
Butler makes remarkable, one-handed TD grab
Iowa State WR Hakeem Butler had one catch, but he made it count for an unbelievable, one-handed touchdown against Northern Iowa.
Aaron Bailey threw for 135 yards, ran for 114 more and had two touchdowns as Northern Iowa rallied to beat Iowa State 25-20 Saturday and spoil coach Matt Campbell's debut with the Cyclones.
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
Iowa State now has three losses to Northern Iowa since 2007.
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
Iowa State turns the ball over three times in the final 6:12, and Northern Iowa wins in Ames, 25-20.
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