Northern Iowa Beats Wofford 28-21 in FCS Playoffs


December 4th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) – Tirrelle Rennie threw a pair of touchdown passes and fifth-seeded Northern Iowa rallied to beat Wofford 28-21 Saturday and advance to the quarterfinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. Jared Herring caught both TD passes for the Panthers (10-2), who will face Number 5 Montana on the road either Friday or Saturday. David Johnson’s 1-yard TD run put the Panthers up 21-14 to start the fourth quarter. Wofford fumbled the ensuing kickoff in the end zone, and Phil Wright’s recovery gave the Panthers a 14-point lead. Wofford (8-4) outgained the Panthers 478-238 but committed three costly turnovers.