Rennie guides UNI past Wofford
QB tosses a pair of scores as Panthers push into quarterfinals
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 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 No. 4 Montana on the road in the next round.
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.
Mitch Allen had 162 yards rushing to lead Wofford (8-4), who outgained the Panthers 478-238 but committed three costly turnovers.
Northern Iowa improved to 6-1 in home playoff games under coach Mark Farley.