CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Theo Day accounted for two touchdowns and Northern Iowa beat Indiana State 20-14 on Saturday.
Dawson Basinger’s 1-yard touchdown run pulled Indiana State to 17-14 with 7:41 remaining. But Day led Northern Iowa (2-3, 2-1 Missouri Valley Football Conference) on a 12-play, 57-yard drive that took up nearly six minutes and was capped by Matthew Cook’s 35-yard field goal with 1:44 to play.
On the ensuing series, the Sycamores drove to their 40 before Benny Sapp III intercepted a Gavin Screws’ pass to end it.
Day ran for a 6-yard touchdown in the first quarter and added an 18-yard TD pass to Alex Allen early in the third. Day finished 14-of-24 passing for 180 yards with another 21 yards rushing.
Screws completed 18 of 28 passes for 174 yards for Indiana State (1-3, 0-1).
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