CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KCRG) - Despite a slow start, Northern Iowa is moving on to the next round of the FCS Playoffs after beating Lamar, 16-13.
It came down to the kickers. Lamar's Elvin Martinez went 0-for-2, but UNI's Austin Errthum hit three field goals from 21, 44 and 35 yards.
"It was the difference in this game," said head coach Mark Farley. "Their kicker versus our kicker."
The Panthers will travel west to face UC-Davis in the second round.