CEDAR FALLS — David Johnson of Clinton came up just short in his bid for a 10th consecutive game with 100 yards or more of rushing.
He went over the century mark in receiving yardage instead Saturday as fifth-ranked Northern Iowa beat No. 9 McNeese State 41-6 in the UNI-Dome.
Johnson was limited to 86 yards rushing, but he caught passes for 108 yards. He scored a pair of receiving touchdowns and moved into fifth place on UNI’s career TD list with 38.
Panthers quarterback Sawyer Kollmorgen passed for 288 yards and three touchdowns -- two to Johnson -- and rushed for 30 yards and another touchdown.
Northern Iowa (4-0) dominated from start to finish, limiting McNeese State (4-1) to 280 total yards and recovered three fumbles.
Kollmorgen opened the scoring with a 32-yard touchdown to Johnson as the Panthers built a 17-0 halftime lead.