Northern Iowa may be without Kollmorgen, Johnson

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Updated: November 6, 2013

Cedar Falls, IA (Sports Network) – Northern Iowa may have to try to end a five-
game losing streak on Saturday against No. 9 Youngstown State without two
injured junior starters, quarterback Sawyer Kollmorgen and running back David
Johnson.

Kollmorgen suffered his second concussion of the season and Johnson a left
ankle injury during a 13-3 loss at Illinois State last Saturday. Previously,
Johnson had dealt with a hip-pointer.

If Kollmorgen and Johnson don’t play against Youngstown State, Brion Carnes, a
junior transfer from Nebraska, would likely start at quarterback, and redshirt
sophomore Evan Williams at running back.

Northern Iowa began the season with four straight wins and was ranked fourth
nationally, but has dropped five straight Missouri Valley Conference games –
the Panthers’ longest losing streak since 1978.