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CFB: Defense Shines in UNI Spring Game
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa The University of Northern Iowa football program wrapped up the spring season with their annual Spring Game presented by Tyson today inside the UNI-Dome. The defense was victorious, defeating the offense 45-40.
JVeyon Browning finished with 50 yards on the ground during the first half, including a 24-yard rushing touchdown. Brion Carnes also linked up with Isaac Lintz for a 14-yard touchdown reception, which was set up by a great 32-yard catch by Cody McCoy.
To start the second half, Sawyer Kollmorgen and Rashadeem Gray led the Panthers down field for another offensive touchdown. Kollmorgen finished the drive 4-of-5 for 46 yards while Gray had four rushes for 19-yards to get into the end zone.
Jeremy Johnson highlighted the second half scoring for the defense after notching an interception. Johnson stepped right into one of Carness passes for a 99-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Later in the second half the running game would take center stage. Tyvis Smith totaled 47 yards on 11 rushing attempts and added a five-yard touchdown. Nick Jepsen showed well in his one series of work, amassing 41 hard fought yards on just 5 carries.
Head coach Mark Farley had the officials spot the ball on the 38-yard line for a 55-yard field goal attempt for Michael Schmadeke for the last play of the game. Schmadeke converted the field goal for a final score of 45-40 in favor of the defense.
Sawyer Kollmorgan; 16-20, 178 yards
Brion Carnes; 12-22, 141 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Evan Williams 6-11; JVeyon Browning 7-50, TD; Brion Carnes 5-43; Tyvis Smith 11-47, TD; Rashadeem Gray 6-31; Ellis Jordan 4-25; Nick Jepsen 5-41
Kreston Caldwell 3-45, Charles Brown 5-73, Evan Williams 2-20, Will Roth 2-20, Tyvis Smith 2-7, Cody McCoy 2-40, Logan Cunningham 1-11, Rashadeem Gray, 2-12, Isaac Lintz, 5-54, TD; Blake Rottink 1-10, Braden Lehman 1-12, Jarred Edmonds 1-7, Ellis Jordan 2-12
Griffin Gaeta 3, Tavaughn Blair 1, Wyat Peiffer 1, Brett McMakin 1, Karter Shult 1, Isaac Ales 1, Xavier Williams 1
Jeremy Johnson 1
Blake Willson 8, Griffin Gaeta 8, Brett McMakin 6, Jamison Whiting 6, Jordan Webb 6, Jeremy Johnson 5, Ray Buchanan 4, Alex Paup 4, Wyatt Peiffer 4, Tate Omli 3, Markus Goff 3, Trevor Jorgenson 3, Karter Schult 2, Isaac Ales 2, DeAngelo Jennings 2, Xavier Williams 2, Breion Creer 2, Makinton Dorleant 2, Taylor Wurth 2, Tavaughn Blair 2, Tim Kilfoy 1, Max Busher 1, Antonio Armstrong 1