The two favorites in the Missouri Valley Football Conference race meet in Cedar Falls as UNI hosts Southern Illinois. UNI is ranked third in the country, Southern Illinois is fifth and both enter 3-0 in conference play.
UNI coach Mark Farley says it is a test and it is always back and forth, so they don’t need homecoming to make it a big game. Running back Larry Warner leads the Saluki offense by averaging nearly six yards per carry. Farley says Warner has a very good offensive line and a good quarterback. He says their no-huddle offense tries to keep you off balance.
There has been a lot on the line when these teams have met in recent years and Farley says this is no different. He says the two teams over the past years have been on course to do things at the end of the year and it always ends up as being a one or two point game.
Contributed by Elwin Huffman KOEL Oelwein