August 31, 2013; Ames, IA, USA; The Northern Iowa Panthers celebrate with their fans after their game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium. Northern Iowa beat Iowa State 28-20. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA Today Sports

Northern Iowa Panthers vs. Iowa State Cyclones game photos, quotes

August 31, 2013; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones quarterback Sam Richardson (12) is sacked by Northern Iowa Panthers linebacker Sam Tim (41) during the second half at Jack Trice Stadium. Northern Iowa beat Iowa State 28-20. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA Today Sports

Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads on Northern Iowa’s execution:

“They had an outstanding game plan on both sides of the ball. They thoroughly knew our offense and defense and took advantage with great execution of all those holes and weaknesses. They had great execution, especially for game one of the season. They did that with talented players certainly in both the quarterback and running back position.”

August 31, 2013; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones running back James White (8) runs after a catch and avoids the tackle by Northern Iowa Panthers defensive back Tim Kilfoy (24) in the second half at Jack Trice Stadium. Northern Iowa beat Iowa State 28-20. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA Today Sports

Cyclones running back James White putting the blame of the loss on the entire team:

“We’d rather take touchdowns than field goals. Points are points, but touchdowns are more valuable. It was a team thing. I’m not just going to point at one guy. It was all of us. Will be alright. It’s a wake-up call and will learn from it.”

August 31, 2013; Ames, IA, USA; Northern Iowa Panthers running back David Johnson (7) runs for a touchdown after Iowa State Cyclones defensive back Charlie Rogers (11) misses a tackle in the first quarter at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-US PRESSWIRE

Panthers linebacker Jake Farley on David Johnson:

“When David makes those big plays and breaking the tackles, we were hoping he would just keep moving the chains and then he breaks a big play. It takes a lot of stress off us when we were under pressure. That was big.”

August 31, 2013; Ames, IA, USA; Northern Iowa Panthers defensive back Deiondre Hall (1) jumps in to his coaches arms after their game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium. Northern Iowa beat Iowa State 28-20. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA Today Sports

Panthers head coach Mark Farley on how his team played:

“When David makes those big plays and breaking the tackles, we were hoping he would just keep moving the chains and then he breaks a big play. It takes a lot of stress off us when we were under pressure. That was big.”

August 31, 2013; Ames, IA, USA; Northern Iowa Panthers head coach Mark Farley celebrates with fans after their game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium. Northern Iowa beat Iowa State 28-20. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA Today Sports

August 31, 2013; Ames, IA, USA; Northern Iowa Panthers running back Evan Williams (8) is tackled by Iowa State Cyclones defensive back Charlie Rogers (11) at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

[Source: Quotes from ISU athletics' official webpage.]

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