The UNI Panthers will try to stay unbeaten in the Missouri Valley Conference football race when they visit North Dakota State. It will be the Panthers first visit to the Fargo Dome.
Panther coach Mark Farley says it is an excellent place and one of the better venues to play college football. Farley says like the UNI-Dome it provides a big home field advantage. He says he’s always enjoyed some of the Big 12 settings and visiting different stadiums as a kid.
A big key this season has been the play of a defense that is a mix of youth and experience. Farley says they have some real young players and some red-shirt seniors, and he says the mentoring and combination of the young and old has helped them come together.
Farley says a good start is always a plus on the road. He says teams come out fast and he says while it is a 4 quarter game, you want to get off to a good start because of the excitement and momentum that’s there in the first five minutes.
North Dakota State opened the season with a loss at Iowa State and comes into this game with a record of 1-4.
North Dakota State coach Craig Bohl says he looks forward to playing U.N.I. after the game last year. He says the Bison need to be concerned about what they do and not what they may see from U.N.I. Bohl says he’d like to see his team block the right guys and make good tackles.
The Bison are 0-2 in conference play.