By Chris Palmquist
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa—Coming off a heart-breaking loss to No. 1 North Dakota State a week ago, No. 4 Northern Iowa was unable to get back in the win column with an overtime loss to Southern Illinois, 24-17 Saturday evening.
The Salukis held UNI running back David Johnson to just 19 yards on 11 carries before winning on a five-yard run by Malcolm Agnew in the first overtime period.
Northern Iowa drops to 4-2 (0-2) and hosts South Dakota next Saturday at 5 PM.