CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (WKBN) – The Youngstown State football team suffered their first loss of the season Saturday as the Penguins fell to Northern Iowa 21-14.
Northern Iowa opened the scoring in the first quarter when Will McElvain found Isaiah Weston for a 39-yard touchdown reception to make it 7-0.
The Panthers would double their lead in the second quarter when Trevor Allen found the end zone from 10 yards out, which made it 14-0 after the extra point.
The Penguins found the end zone on their ensuing possession when Nate Mays found Jermiah Braswell for a 75-yard touchdown catch which made it 14-7.
But right before the break, Northern Iowa extended their lead thanks to a Tyler Hoosman 15-yard touchdown run, which gave the Panthers a 21-7 lead heading to the half.
YSU inched closer in the third quarter when Mays found Kendric Mallory for the 14-yard touchdown which brought the Penguins within 7.
Mays finished 17/23 for 239 yards and two touchdowns.
The Penguins drop to 4-1 on the year.
Youngstown State will welcome South Dakota State next Saturday for a 6 p.m. kickoff at Stambaugh Stadium.