UNI coach Mark Farley says the play of Zach Davis will keep them from rushing quarterback Pat Grace back into the lineup before he’s ready. Davis has led the Panthers to consecutive road wins after Grace went down with an injured knee, including an impressive 30-6 victory at Western Illinois this past weekend.
Farley says Davis scrambled this week, showing more confidence, and he says he now calls Davis his other quarterback, not his second team quarterback. Farley says it’s good to know that the team has two quality quarterbacks.
Farley is not sure if Grace will be ready to play this weekend against Missouri State. He says they have the luxury of making sure Grace is healed with the good play of Davis, so Grace can come back at full strength and not be rushed.
Missouri State has been inconsistent but Farley says the Bears are a dangerous team. He says they have more talent then they’ve had in years past and have been in every game. Farley says the only thing they are missing right now are the last few plays that finish games. The Panthers are 7-2 overall and 6-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference.