By Chris Palmquist
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa--Fresh off an upset against Iowa State, the Northern Iowa Panthers (2-0) rolled to an easy 45-14 win over Drake (0-2) Saturday in the UNI Dome.
The No. 9 Panthers reeled off the first 31 points of the game--before the half--before the Bulldogs found the end zone early in the third quarter.
David Johnson had another big game for UNI, carrying 13 times for 143 yards and a touchdown.
The UNI defense was dominant, holding Drake to just 167 yards of total offense and a paltry 1 of 16 on third-down conversions.
UNI is on a bye next Saturday. They return to action Sept. 21 at Northern Colorado