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Iowa State defeats UNI 16-10

Iowa State tight end Chase Allen (11) holds off Northern Iowa defensive back Korby Sander (5)...
Iowa State tight end Chase Allen (11) holds off Northern Iowa defensive back Korby Sander (5) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State won 16-10. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)(MATTHEW PUTNEY | AP)
Published: Sep. 5, 2021 at 8:34 AM CDT
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AMES, Iowa (AP) — No. 7 Iowa State staved off upset-minded Northern Iowa 16-10 to avoid being on the receiving end of college football’s biggest FCS over FBS upset since Appalachian State beat No. 5 Michigan in 2007.

Northern Iowa kept the Cyclones offense off-balance throughout the contest.

Brock Purdy completed 21 of 26 passes for 197 yards for Iowa State. All-America running back Breece Hall, who rushed for 1,572 yards and averaged 5.6 yards per carry last season, finished with 69 yards on 23 carries with a touchdown.

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