CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- 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.
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.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.
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