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.
Joey Counts scored on a 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal with 2 seconds left to give Montana a 38-35 victory over four-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State on Saturday.
Transfer Vernon Adams will be the starting quarterback when Oregon begins its season against Eastern Washington on Sept. 5.
Tim Beckman is threatening legal action after Illinois fired him as football coach Friday amid allegations of influencing medical decisions and pressuring players to play hurt.
LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron revealed in a post-practice news conference that he has been treated for prostate cancer but plans to coach this season.
The woman who accused former Baylor defensive end Sam Ukwuachu of raping her in 2013 has hired a Title IX law firm to represent her in potential civil litigation.
Arkansas tight end C.J. O'Grady has been arrested by Fayetteville police and charged with driving while intoxicated and being a minor in possession of alcohol.