The U-N-I football team takes on Minnesota State in its home opener this weekend. The Panthers opened with a 23-0 loss at Iowa State and managed only 99-yards of total offense. Panther coach Mark Farley says his team never got in a rhythm on Saturday and he credits Iowa State for having a better defense than most people thought they did. He says the Panthers need to focus on getting better on moving the football. He says he felt good about the way the defense responded, saying they did a decent job and there’s something to build on. He says they’re focusing on doing the things they need to do, not on Minnesota State. U-N-I will be heavily favored against their division two foe but Farley says it does not matter who their opponent is. Farley says he’s after perfection no matter who they play, that’s perfection on offense, defense and special teams. If they don’t get it, Farley says they have to go back and fix it. Minnesota State is 1-1 on the season.