UNI football coach Mark Farley says it will be difficult to watch Friday’s FCS championship game between Richmond and Montana’s. The Panther’s season came to an end on Saturday with a 21-20 loss to Richmond in the semifinal round, a game the Panther’s led 20-7 in the fourth quarter.
Farley says it is difficult because they "had it" and says somehow those things don’t happen very often as he says they have only three loses in two years. He says it’s tough because they did what they needed to do and left a couple of plays on the field.
Farley says he is convinced the Panthers were the best team in the country. "No doubt in my mind now," Farley says after watching the other semifinal. He says Richmond was the best team left after seeing the other two teams.
The Panthers close out the season with a mark of 12-3. He says it was a great season in which the team overcame a lot of things.
Farley hopes the players remember how much they accomplished this season instead of the last game. He says as a player and a coach he knows the only thing they will remember is the loss, but he says he hopes they’ll look at all the good they did to get there.