The 13th ranked U.N.I. Panthers open the season at home against 21st ranked North Dakota State. Panther coach Mark Farley. Farley says they are one of the most physical football teams they will ever play against with their size.

Farley says the Bison will know what to expect even though this will be the opener for the Panthers. He says they are not a new coaching staff, so it takes away that advantage, as they can project what will happen based on the past.

Farley says the Bison employ a physical style as they have an old school style where they want to line up and knock you off the ball.