The UNI defense will try to slow down another high powered offense when the Panther’s host Delaware in the quarterfinal round of the FCS nation playoffs this weekend. The Blue Hens led the Colonial Athletic Association in scoring by averaging over 38 points per game and opened the playoffs with a convincing 44-7 win over Delaware State.

Delaware coach K.C. Keeler says they have a small senior class, led by their quarterback, who has been invited to the Hula Bowl. Keeler says the defense has made strides this season, as they were "very poor" last year, and have finally gotten some of their injured players back to play well in the last two weeks.

Keeler says the defense will be tested against UNI, as they will be the biggest offensive line they’ve seen, with a quarterback that does a good job of managing the game.