BOZEMAN, Mont. – Shawn Johnson ran for 92 yards and a touchdown and had a 100-yard kickoff return for a score to lead Montana State to a 36-7 win over Northern Arizona in a matchup of two ranked FCS teams on Saturday.
Johnson's 27-yard touchdown run and three field goals by Rory Perez put MSU (4-2, 2-0 Big Sky) up 16-0 at halftime. The Bobcats then got a 9-yard TD run by quarterback DeNarius McGhee and a 12-yard TD run by Cody Kirk to build a 29-0 lead.
NAU's only score came on a 37-yard interception return by Austin Hasquet, but Johnson returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown.
MSU's defense didn't allow any scoring and held NAU (3-2, 1-1) to 232 yards.
Kirk ran for 156 yards on 27 carries for MSU, while Zach Bauman, who went over 4,000 career yards last week, was held to just 26 yards on nine carries.