CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Sawyer Kollmorgen threw for two touchdowns, David Johnson rushed for 173 yards and another as Northern Iowa beat Northern Colorado 49-7 on Saturday to earn its first win of the season.
The Panthers (1-2), with losses to Iowa and Hawaii, shook off the two-game losing streak quickly against Northern Colorado (1-2). The Bears tackled preseason All-American Johnson for a loss on the first play from scrimmage, but in a matter of seconds, Kollmorgen had Northern Iowa on the board after a 22-yard run and a 39-yard TD pass to Kevin Vereen, Junior.
Johnson, bottled up for 80 yards on 31 carries this season, had a breakout game with 109 yards by halftime. Darrian Miller caught one touchdown pass and ran for another. Michael Schmadeke kicked three field goals.