By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2018 All Rights Reserved
BEAUMONT, TEXAS (November 21, 2018) When the Lamar Cardinals (7-4, 6-3 Southland Conference) takes the field on Saturday in Cedar Falls, Iowa against the Northern Iowa Panthers (6-5, 5-3 Missouri Valley Football Conference), it will not be the first time the two schools have faced off.
On December 12, 1964, Lamar Tech, (as Lamar University was known at the time) played State College of Iowa (former name of Northern Iowa University) at Shotwell Stadium in Abilene, Texas in the Pecan Bowl. The game was contested as the NCAA Midwest Football Championship, and ended with the Panthers edging out the Cardinals, 19-17.
Mike Allman scored first for Lamar with a 26-yard field goal in the first quarter. He also added two extra points after each of the Cardinals' two touchdowns/ The first of the two touchdowns came in the third quarter on a 80-yard pass reception from Phillip Primm to Frazier Dealy. The second touchdown came in the fourth quarter when Primm connected with Gary Casey on a seven-yard pass.
Prim was 8-of-16 for 171 yards in the air, with one interception. Dealy caught four passes for 114 yards while Casey only reception was for the score.
Saturday's game will be televised on ESPN3 with a scheduled kickoff time of 4 p.m. CST.