Running back David Johnson ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as Northern Iowa defeated Missouri State 38-13 on Saturday night.
Johnson ran 77 yards for a touchdown as the Panthers offense struck early. He later scored on a 2-yard run. Johnson can throw, too. He hit Brett LeMaster on a 36-yarder for a touchdown. Johnson finished the game with 14 carries for 116 yards.
Sawyer Kollmorgen was 20 of 25 for 265 yards and two touchdowns, including an 8-yard pass to Terrell Sinkfield. Kollmorgen hit Carlos Anderson with a 60-yard pass for a touchdown.
Northern Iowa (5-6, 4-4 Missouri Valley) was up 24-0 at halftime.
The Bears (3-8, 3-5) finally got on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter when Mikael Cooper-Falls made a 6-yard touchdown run with 5:41 remaining. Dorian Buford caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Kierra Harris, who was 29 of 39 for 230 yards.