The UNI football team will host New Hampshire on Saturday night in the quarterfinal round of the national playoffs. The Panthers opened the playoffs by rolling past Maine 40-15.
UNI coach Mark Farley says the first win is always difficult to get, but he thought they played very well and are off to a great start. Running back Corey Lewis reached a milestone during the game as he became the Panthers all time leading rusher. He finished with 75 yards on the ground.
Lewis says it’s a great accomplishment, but right now he’s not worried about the records, he just wants to keep winning and get to the championship game. Lewis says his offensive line deserves the credit for helping him get the record.
Farley says the milestone is great for the program and great of Lewis and his family. Farley says Lewis has passed some great runningbacks and has limped to many of those yards playing injured. Farley says Lewis is not just a rusher, he catches passes and also blocks, so he is a complete player.
Senior offensive lineman Bob Swifton says the record is a great feeling and says it’s easy to block for Lewis after all the work he has put in. Kickoff for the game against New Hampshire has been set for six o’clock.