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Hot start pushes UNI past Western Illinois 27-13

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UNI jumped out to a 20-0 first quarter lead and never looked back as they rolled past Western Illinois 27-13 to move back to .500 in conference play.

David Johnson led the way with a pair of touchdown runs in the win. He put together one of his most solid games of the season rushing for 146 yards while averaging 5 yards per carry.

Brion Carnes went the distance at quarterback, starting for the first time this season. Carnes completed 19 of 33 passes for 239 yards. His lone touchdown strike came early in the second quarter when he hit Chad Owens for 20 yards and a 17-0 lead.

UNI will face one of their toughest tests of the season next Saturday when #9 and undefeated Illinois State comes to the UNI-Dome.

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