Southern Illinois upsets #4 UNI in overtime - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Southern Illinois upsets #4 UNI in overtime

Posted: Updated:
CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -

Southern Illinois' defense stepped up to the challenge stuffing UNI running back David Johnson on 4th and 1 to preserve a 24-17 overtime victory over the Panthers.  The loss is the second straight for UNI.

The Panthers came out sluggish in front of their homecoming crowd mustering just 76 yards of total offense in the first half.  The Salukis took advantage as quarterback Kory Faulkner threw a pair of scoring strikes to Josh Sullivan and LaSteven McKinney to put Southern Illinois up 14-0 at halftime.

UNI finally came alive in the second half as Ray Mitchell intercepted a Faulkner pass, returned it 31 yards before fumbling, but the Panthers Deiondre' Hall scooped it up and returned it the rest of the way to pull UNI within 7.  Three minutes later Sawyer Kollmorgen hit Kevin Vereen for a 52 yard touchdown while the two teams traded field goals to sit tied at 17 in the final minutes.

Southern Illinois appeared to be on their way to a win in regulation, but kicker Thomas Kinney missed a 29 yard field goal attempt with seconds remaining to send the game to overtime.

The Salukis' Malcolm Agnew scored a couple plays in to the overtime to put the pressure on the UNI offense.  The Panthers elected to pass on 3rd and 1, which resulted in an incompletion.  One play later, SIU stuffed Johnson on 4th down to end the ball game.

  • SPORTSMore>>

  • Ejim named Big 12 basketball Scholar Athlete of the Year

    Ejim named Big 12 basketball Scholar Athlete of the Year

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-04-16 04:07:03 GMT
    The accolades keep on piling up for Cyclone senior Melvin Ejim. On Tuesday, Ejim was named the Big 12's basketball Scholar Athlete of the Year for the 2nd time in his career.This adds to a laundry list of honors this season including All-American nods from 5 different organizations on top of his Big 12 Player of the Year award.Ejim holds a 3.7 GPA. On the court he averaged 17.8 points and 8.4 rebounds per game in helping lead Iowa State to the Sweet 16 and a Big 12 tournament title.More >>
    The accolades keep on piling up for Cyclone senior Melvin Ejim. On Tuesday, Ejim was named the Big 12's basketball Scholar Athlete of the Year for the 2nd time in his career.This adds to a laundry list of honors this season including All-American nods from 5 different organizations on top of his Big 12 Player of the Year award.Ejim holds a 3.7 GPA. On the court he averaged 17.8 points and 8.4 rebounds per game in helping lead Iowa State to the Sweet 16 and a Big 12 tournament title.More >>
  • Bud Selig calls replay start 'remarkable'

    Bud Selig calls replay start 'remarkable'

    The head of baseball's Internet company is defending the sport's new replay system.More >>
    Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport's new replay system is working well despite a few problems during its first two weeks.More >>
  • Cyclones add UNLV transfer Dejaun-Jones

    Cyclones add UNLV transfer Dejaun-Jones

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-04-15 03:46:30 GMT
    Fred Hoiberg's 2014-2015 roster got a big boost over the weekend. UNLV graduate transfer Bryce Dejaun-Jones committed to the Cyclones during a weekend visit to Ames. He'll have one season of eligibility for the Cyclones.The 6'5" guard led the Runnin' Rebels with 13.6 points per game last season. The addition helps soften the blow of losing All-Big 12 performers Melvin Ejim and DeAndre Kane.Dejaun-Jones is expected to graduate from UNLV after the spring semester making him immediately eligible...More >>
    Fred Hoiberg's 2014-2015 roster got a big boost over the weekend. UNLV graduate transfer Bryce Dejaun-Jones committed to the Cyclones during a weekend visit to Ames. He'll have one season of eligibility for the Cyclones.The 6'5" guard led the Runnin' Rebels with 13.6 points per game last season. The addition helps soften the blow of losing All-Big 12 performers Melvin Ejim and DeAndre Kane.Dejaun-Jones is expected to graduate from UNLV after the spring semester making him immediately eligible...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KWWL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Sandy Youngblut at 319-291-1259. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.