No Rima Reason – UNI 27 USD 16 – Inside the Numbers

Here is a look at the  “numbers” from this Saturday’s UNI Panther Missouri Valley Football Conference win against South Dakota at the DakotaDome.

1: How many wins UNI now has, against 1 loss, in MVFC play. That’s also the most important number of all coming out of this game. Because you have to get that first one before you can get the second!

1: The number of touchdown passes Brion Carnes threw in this game. Also how many he has for the season. When Brion connected with Kevin Vereen Jr. on a 28 yard touchdown pass in the second quarter he had thrown his first touchdown pass of the season.unifb team pic

numero uno: That is where David Johnson now sits on the career all-purpose yards list in UNI Panther football history!

David needed 21 yards this past Saturday to pass Kenny Shedd in the career all-purpose yards category, and even though he would only rush for 42 yards, and did not catch a pass on this day, “The Beast” would end up with 106 all-purpose yards. The Panthers used David on the kick-off return team for the first time this year and he had 64 yards on two returns with a long of 40. DJ now has a total of 5,259 all-purpose yards with plenty more games to go.

Kenny Shedd had 5,173. Carlos Anderson is now third with 5,166.

1 more 1: How many touchdown catches true freshman wide receiver Daurice Fountain now has. Daurice caught his first touchdown pass as a Panther in the 4th quarter on Saturday when Sawyer Kollmorgen went to Him for what would be a 15-yard touchdown reception that sealed the win for the Panthers, and provided the final margin of victory 27-16.

2: That’s the number of interceptions by the UNI defense. Brett McMakin got his first career pick and Deiondre’ Hall got his second of the year. The two interceptions thrown by USD quarterback Kevin Earl were his firsts of the season. Last week UNI picked off a Mike Perish pass. That was the first interception Perish of Indiana State had thrown all year with over 160 passes thrown.

photo by Matthew Putney, WCF Courier Photo Editor | Northern Iowa's Deiondre' Hall, right, slaps down a pass intended for Indiana State's A.J. Johnson in the first half of Saturday's game in Terre Haute, Ind.

photo by Matthew Putney, WCF Courier Photo Editor | Northern Iowa’s Deiondre’ Hall, right, slaps down a pass intended for Indiana State’s A.J. Johnson in the first half of Saturday’s game in Terre Haute, Ind.

3: The number of sacks Brett McMakin would get in this UNI win. He was one off tying the school record of 4 sacks in one game, set by former UNI Panther defensive lineman Ben Boothby.

4+8=12: There were 12 penalties in this game. South Dakota had 8 flags thrown on them for 75 yards and UNI had 4 penalties called on them for 50 yards. Unfortunately one of the penalties was a targeting call against UNI starting senior linebacker Max Busher. If the league office doesn’t overturn it Max will miss the first half of the game this coming Saturday against South Dakota State.

7: That’s how many points would be scored off turnovers in this game. And fortunately those were UNI points. UNI would get two turnovers in this game. Both turnovers were interceptions and one would lead to a touchdown. UNI did not turn the ball over in the game.

7: Big Mac Sack attack! That is how many times the UNI defense sacked South Dakota Coyotes quarterback Kevin Earl. That tied the season high in a single game. The Panthers now have 24 sacks on the season. Brett McMakin had three. Mac O’Brien had 2. Ronelle McNeil “chipped” in with 1 and Isaac (I-sack) Ales got the other! That would be Mc, Mac, Mc and I-sack getting it done!!

0. Zip. Zilch. None. Nada. Zero. How many times the South Dakota defense was able to sack the Panthers quarterback.

10: TFL’s! The UNI Panther defense ended the game with 10 tackles for a loss versus that South Dakota offense.

55: That is the number of yards rushing that Brion Carnes totaled. It was the Panthers team high. Carnes rushed the football 9 times for 55 yards. Averaging 6.1 yards per carry.

161: That is the number of all purpose yards that Chad Owens had in the UNI victory.

courtesy UNI Athletics Media Relations

courtesy UNI Athletics Media Relations

The majority of his yards came on special teams play. Owens had 103 yards in punt return yardage, 52 yards in kickoff returns and six yards receiving.

361: The total number of yards the Panthers had offensively. 205 through the air. And 156 on the ground.

362: The total number of yards the Coyotes had on offense. 260 yards through the air. 102 on the ground.

27-16: The all important final score in a UNI Panther MVFC road win at South Dakota. In their dome. A sold out DakotaDome.

Whew…..we needed that win Panther fans! And the numbers look pretty good this week too!