U.N.I. coach Mark Farley says he does not know who will start at quarterback for the Panthers when they visit Iowa State this weekend. Junior College transfer Tirrell Rennie was injured in the third quarter of a 22-20 loss to Stephen F. Austin and junior Zach Davis connected on six of 11 passes for 98 yards in relief.
Farley says it’s football and there are 6 or 8 guys who may not be able to play. He says it won’t matter to Rennie and Davis when this week’s starter is named, as he says they’ve handled it well so far and he is only concerned about getting the right person and the healthy person on the field.
Farley says the Panthers need to limit their mistakes. U.N.I. fumbled three times inside the Stephen F Austin 20 yard line. He says he anticipated making some mental errors early on and have been executing very well at this stage, but haven’t taken care of the football and that has led to a loss.
Farley says any error, physical or mental can’t happen against the teams they’re are playing right now. This is U.N.I.’s first trip to Ames since posting a 24-13 victory over the Cyclones back in 2007. Farley says it’s a Big 12 football game and this is a much better team than what they played before, and they have to take care of the things they need to do, as the Cyclones will present a lot of problems.
U.N.I. is 1-1 on the season.
By Elwin Huffman KOEL Oelwein