Rennie had 126 yards on the ground, including TD runs of 20 and 9 yards for the Panthers (1-1). His first TD broke a 13-13 tie and put Northern Iowa ahead for good with 7:50 remaining in the third quarter. The Northern Iowa quarterback was also 9 for 25 passing for 151 yards.
Johnson added 87 yards rushing with a pair of 1-yard TD runs.
Stephen F. Austin (1-1) outgained Northern Iowa 407-362, but committed four turnovers and three times had to settle for field goals from Jordan Wiggs.
Brady Attaway completed 23 of 35 passes for 281 yards and a touchdown for the Lumberjacks, but was intercepted three times. Corde Roberson had seven catches for 115 yards.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday he has informed competing quarterbacks Jake Rudock and Shane Morris of his decision on a starter for the Wolverines' opener Thursday night at Utah.
Michigan State quarterback and Heisman Trophy hopeful Connor Cook said he was disappointed his teammates didn't vote him among the team's three captains this season.
A months-old Facebook post has cost the Nebraska football stadium announcer his job one day after his hiring was announced.
UCLA junior cornerback Ishmael Adams has been suspended indefinitely following a robbery arrest early Sunday morning, coach Jim Mora said Tuesday.
No. 5 Michigan State will start redshirt freshman Vayante Copeland at one of its two cornerback spots Friday night at Western Michigan.
Rutgers coach Kyle Flood says he expects to be on the sideline leading his team in its season opener despite an investigation into whether he improperly communicated with a faculty member about t