The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

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September 30, 2013

Johnson, UNI enjoy another big day

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.

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