CEDAR FALLS - With their backs against the wall the UNI Panthers needed to beat #6 Illinois State on Saturday. Mission accomplished. UNI upset the Redbirds 42-28.
David Johnson rushed for 129 yards and is now UNI's all-time leading rusher passing Corey Lewis.
Johnson returned a kickoff 98 yards in the 4th quarter to seal the win.
UNI hosts #1 North Dakota State next week.