The UNI Panthers don’t have time to dwell on a 27-24 loss at Southern Illinois. The Panthers return to action Thursday night at home against Nicholls State. UNI coach Mark Farley says "It was a tough pill to swallow, it still is, we let one get away."
Farley says the Panthers made too many mistakes against the Salukis, including a couple of special teams plays that gave up points, and then turnovers. He says they have to deal with it, put it behind them and get read for the next game.
The game was moved to Thursday night to accommodate ESPN-U and Farley says the short week makes game preparation even tougher. Farley says they have their work cut out for them, and the preparation won’t allow them to be quite as in-depth as they normally are.
Located in Thibodaux, Louisiana, Nicholls State is 0-1 with the loss coming at Memphis back on September 20th. The Colonels had their first two games canceled by hurricanes Gustav and Ike.