U.N.I. coach Mark Farley views this weekend’s visit to Iowa as an opportunity. The Panthers make their first visit to Kinnick Stadium since 2005. Farley says the number of players from the state are faced with a unique opportunity and challenge.

“The bottom line is that all these players, you know Iowa didn’t want ’em,” Farley says. He says this is an opportunity to achieve and overcome and the players understand that.

Farley has suspended five players for this game. The list includes Zach Davis who is the backup for starting quarterback Pat Grace. He says they have capable backups behind Grace as he says he always tries to have a plan B if something happens.

U.N.I. is ranked fourth in the Sports Network’s pre-season FCS poll.

Story by Elwin Huffman, KOEL, Oelwein