UNI coach Mark Farley says it is still too early for his team to start talking about the playoffs. The Panthers close out Missouri Valley Conference play at Indiana State before visiting Southern Utah in the final game of the regular season.
Farley says "you’re not in until you’re in" and he says the have some huge things they can accomplish, but the other teams aren’t going to let it happen without a fight. Falrey says there is plenty on the line against Indiana State. He says they approach it with two huge milestones, one is winning the first championship in the inaugural Missouri Valley, which switched from the Gateway Conference. And he says they can win back-to-back titles.
Indiana State has lost 22 straight games but Farley says this is not the same team that the Panthers beat 68-14 in Cedar Falls a year ago. He says Indiana State is much better than they were last year and are playing well now. Farley says while the Sycamores have not posted a win this season they are much more competitive under first year coach Trent Miles.
Farley says they have been able to move the ball up and down the field against everyone, so it is not going to be an easy football game. UNI is currently tied with Southern Illinois at the top of the Valley standings.