Kollmorgen powers Northern Iowa past McNeese State

The Top 10 battle between McNeese State and Northern Iowa was one-sided Saturday.

Thanks to Northern Iowa redshirt sophomore quarterback Sawyer Kollmorgen.

Kollmorgen passed for three touchdowns and rushed for another one as the No. 5 Panthers crushed No. 9 McNeese State, 41-6, at the UNI-Dome.

Kollmorgen completed 16-of-27 pass attempts for 288 yards. His 32-yard touchdown pass to running back David Johnson opened the scoring in the first quarter and Northern Iowa (4-0) went on to build a 24-0 lead in the third quarter.

The Panthers have won seven straight games dating to last season.

McNeese State (4-1) turned the ball over three times on fumbles. Quarterback Cody Stroud's 6-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Wiltz in the third quarter accounted for the Cowboys' only points.

They came into the game averaging 49.5 points per outing.