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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Northern Iowa lost again and the Panthers' playoff chances took another hit.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 34, UNI 31
Austin Johnson kicked a 24-yard field goal with 59 seconds to play and Southern Illinois rallied to beat Northern Iowa in Carbondale, Ill.
The Salukis (4-3, 3-1 MVFC) trailed 21-6 in the second quarter when Kenn Boatright blocked a UNI punt and recovered it in the end zone for a touchdown. The Panthers (1-5, 0-3) were driving for a touchdown late in the half when SIU's Bryan Presume picked up a fumbled ball at the goal line and ran 100 yards for a touchdown. A 2-point conversion tied it at 21.
David Johnson ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns for the Panthers.
WARTBURG 24, LUTHER 10
Brandon Domeyer ran 5 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, breaking a 10-10 tie, and Logan Schrader added a 34-yard TD run as Wartburg won at Walston-Hoover Stadium in Waverly.
Luther (0-6, 0-3 IIAC) jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter on Seth Streeter's 22-yard field goal and Kody Moore's 68-yard touchdown pass to Adam Bohr. But the lead didn't hold up as the Knights (4-2, 2-1) came back.
Dan Ridenour gained 100 yards on 23 carries for Wartburg.
AUGUSTANA 66, UPPER IOWA 20 Augustana scored the first 49 points of the game and coasted to victory in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference South Division action in Fayette.
Augustana improves to 3-4, 1-2 in the South Division. The Vikings finished with a season-high 650 yards of total offense.
Upper Iowa is 2-5, 0-3 in NSIC South.