FB: Weber State Starts Quickly in Win Over UNI

FB: Weber State Starts Quickly in Win Over UNI

The University of Northern Iowa football team allowed 20 points in the opening quarter, giving the Weber State Wildcats all the scoring they would need on the way to a 29-17 final in Ogden, Utah, Saturday.

Wildcat quarterback Kaden Jenks hit Rashid Shaheed on a 73-yard touchdown pass less than three minutes into the action to set the tone for the game. A takeaway on the ensuing kickoff led to a field goal, which made it 10-0 in favor of the home team in just over five minutes of play.

UNI’s other turnover during the game also let to Weber State points in the opening quarter; Will McElvain threw an interception on the next possession, which cued up an eight-play, 38-yard scoring drive.

It was 27-3 when McElvain found Isaiah Weston for a 37-yard touchdown late in the first half. UNI wouldn’t cross the goal line again until 4:04 remained, with a short scoring catch by Jaylin James.

McElvain ran for a career-high 105 yards and completed 16 of 29 pass attempts for 219 yards.

Defensively, linebacker Bryce Flater was in on a team-high 11 tackles.

UNI opens the Missouri Valley Football Conference schedule next Saturday, hosting Youngstown State at 4 p.m.