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Early offense helps Northern Iowa past Drake 45-14

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- David Johnson eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark for the eighth consecutive game and Northern Iowa's offense was too much for Drake in a 45-14 win on Saturday night.

Northern Iowa (2-0) used 31 first-half points and a stingy defense to defeat Drake (0-2) a week after opening the season with a road victory against Iowa State.

Johnson scored for the 11th consecutive game, producing 143 yards rushing and one touchdown on a 65-yard scamper to lead a balanced offensive attack for the Panthers.

Six Northern Iowa players scored a touchdown, including linebacker Jake Farley who recovered a fumble and returned it 20 yards to open the scoring for the Panthers.

The Northern Iowa defense held Drake to 167 yards of total offense and the Bulldogs were just 1 of 16 on third-down conversions.

Andy Rice passed for 121 yards and one touchdown to lead Drake.

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2015 Pioneer Football League Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Dayton7-110-2
San Diego7-19-2
Jacksonville6-29-2
Morehead State6-27-4
Butler4-46-5
Drake4-45-6
Marist4-45-6
Campbell3-55-6
Stetson1-73-8
Davidson1-72-9
Valparaiso1-72-9

2015 Missouri Valley Football Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
North Dakota State7-113-2
Illinois State7-110-2
Northern Iowa5-39-4
South Dakota State5-38-4
Western Illinois5-37-6
Indiana State3-55-6
South Dakota3-55-6
Youngstown State3-55-6
Southern Illinois2-63-8
Missouri State0-81-10