The FCS seventh-ranked Panthers (7-3, 5-1 Missouri Valley Football Conference) remain a game back of conference leader and top-ranked North Dakota State. Indiana State (3-7, 1-5) has lost four straight games.
Jerry Nunez kicked a pair of field goals for the Sycamores in the first half and added a 28-yarder to cap the scoring with 8:21 remaining in the third quarter.
Indiana State had its final possession with 5 minutes to play and drove to the Northern Iowa 38 with less than two minutes left. But the drive ended when Elerson Smith forced quarterback Kurtis Wilderman to fumble the ball and Jared Brinkman recovered it for the Panthers.
Texas defensive back Caden Sterns opting out to begin NFL draft preparation
Texas defensive back Caden Sterns is opting out to begin preparation for the NFL draft, he announced in a Twitter post Monday.
Terrence Lewis (Tennessee Volunteers) among notable decommitments Monday
Terrence Lewis decommitted from Tennessee, and ESPN 300 QB Luke Altmyer and RB Armoni Goodwin backed out of their pledges to Florida State and Auburn, respectively. Kyron Ware-Hudson flipped from Oregon to USC.
Despite struggles, Ed Orgeron says LSU Tigers 'will be champions again'
As LSU gets set to host No. 1 Alabama this week, coach Ed Orgeron remains upbeat on the future of his program that slipped to 3-4 after a frustrating 20-7 loss to Texas A&M last week.
'Coaching the TV': Inside Nick Saban's Iron Bowl from home
How did Nick Saban manage missing his first game since 1973? By getting up before dawn, putting on a suit, indulging in his wife's chili dogs and, yes, yelling at the TV. Saban and his wife, Terry, take us through a Saturday unlike any other.
Saban credits coaching staff in his absence
Alabama's Nick Saban says everybody really stepped up in their win and appreciates his coaching staff for filling in during his quarantine.
Oklahoma State Cowboys OT Teven Jenkins to focus on NFL draft
Oklahoma State offensive tackle Teven Jenkins will opt out of the remainder of the 2020 season to prepare for the NFL draft.