After a solid first half against one of Michigan's top programs, the Penn Kingsmen couldn't hold it together in the final 24 minutes of football.
Brother Rice scored 23 unanswered points and handed Penn its 3rd loss of the season, 30-20 at Freed Field Friday night.
Penn is now 1-3 on the season.
The Kingsmen led 7-3 at the half when Rice's Danny Henneghan produced touchdown runs of 90 and 84 yards to bust the game open.
Penn battled back to make it a game but the deficit was too much.
Next up for the Kingsmen, St. Joe next Friday night. Penn will put its 145 game NIC win streak on the line in the game.
The Indians will enter that contest undefeated.
St. Joe jumped out to an early lead and held off a late comeback to beat Elkhart Central 29-21 at Rice Field.
The Indians led 29-7 at the half.
St. Joe is 4-0. Elkhart Central is 1-3.
Two former Lou Holtz linemen squared off at School Field as Washington hosted Adams in a South Bend battle.
Washington coach Antown Jones and Adams coach Peter Rausch both played under Holtz and were battling each other for the first time.
Washington's Derreck Hamilton drilled Adams QB Nolan Dieter in the 1st quarter causing a fumble that was recoved by Panther Aaron Cruz.
The Panthers capitalized as Pat Borlik connected with Phillip Hobbs on a screen pass for a 9-yard touchdown to make it 7-0.
Adams scored its first touchdown in the 2nd quarter but missed the extra point and trailed 7-6.
Washington went on to the 24-14 to improve to 3-1 on the season and 1-1 in the NIC.
Adams is now 1-3 and 0-2 in the league.
At Clay Field, the Colonials improved to 2-2 in the NIC with a 24-0 win over Marian.
Andrew Adeniyi scored two touchdowns and Dan Smith had a touchdown and interception for the Colonials.
At Jackson Field, Mishawaka bounced back from last week's loss to St. Joe with a 28-6 win over Riley.