Northern Iowa at Iowa State

Johnson scores 4 TDs, N. Iowa beats Iowa St 28-20

AP Sports Writer

AMES, Iowa (AP) David Johnson ran for a career-high 199 yards and two touchdowns and caught passes for two more scores to lead Northern Iowa past Iowa State 28-20 on Saturday night.

Northern Iowa, seeking a return to the FCS playoffs after a rare losing record in 2012, jumped to a 21-7 lead on a steamy Midwest evening and handed Iowa State its first season-opening loss in five seasons under coach Paul Rhoads. It was just the fifth victory for the Panthers in 28 games with the Cyclones, who are coming off two straight bowl appearances.

Iowa State drew to 21-20 on Cole Netten's third-quarter field goals of 23 and 38 yards, the first of his career. But Johnson caught a short pass from Kollmorgen, slipped through three defenders and went 29 yards for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter for an eight-point lead that held up.

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Scoring Summary
NOIOWADavid Johnson 37 yd run (Tyler Sievertsen kick)
IOWASTJustin Coleman 59 yd pass from Sam Richardson (Edwin Arceo kick)
NOIOWADavid Johnson 9 yd pass from Sawyer Kollmorgen (Tyler Sievertsen kick)
NOIOWADavid Johnson 27 yd run (Tyler Sievertsen kick)
IOWASTJames White 7 yd pass from Sam Richardson (Edwin Arceo kick)
IOWASTCole Netten 23 yd FG
IOWASTCole Netten 38 yd FG
NOIOWADavid Johnson 29 yd pass from Sawyer Kollmorgen (Tyler Sievertsen kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2321
Third Down Efficiency5-107-17
Fourth Down Efficiency1-11-2
Plays-Net Yards62-45776-410
Passing Yds229242
Kick Return Yds3299
Punt Return Yds124
Time of Poss.28:731:53
Individual Stats
NOIOWA: David Johnson 23-199, Brion Carnes 1-14, Evan Williams 4-12, Chad Owens 2-10, Team 1--2, Sawyer Kollmorgen 2--5
IOWAST: Sam Richardson 21-74, Aaron Wimberly 8-35, James White 7-34, Shontrelle Johnson 5-22, Jeff Woody 3-3
NOIOWA: Sawyer Kollmorgen 21-28-218-0, Brion Carnes 1-1-11-0
IOWAST: Sam Richardson 22-32-242-0
NOIOWA: Kevin Vereen 7-68, Chad Owens 5-45, David Johnson 4-41, Phil Wright 3-24, Sam Rohr 1-36, Evan Williams 1-13, Braden Lehman 1-2
IOWAST: James White 5-49, Justin Coleman 4-103, Tad Ecby 4-43, Quenton Bundrage 3-31, E.J. Bibbs 2-3, Jarvis West 1-9, Ben Boesen 1-5, Ernst Brun 1-2, Aaron Wimberly 1--3

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