The U.N.I. Panthers take the Missouri Valley lead on the road to take on the surprise of the league race when they visit Indiana State. Coming into this season the Sycamores had lad lost 60 of their previous 62 games, but they are 5-3 overall under fourth year coach Trent Miles.

Panther coach Mark Farley says Indiana State is a well coached team and the coaches are taking advantage of the good players in getting them in the right spot, which he says does not always happen. Farley says there is a new “culture” and a new attitude on the Indiana State team. He says he sees a team that believes in their staff and their system, and he says that’s what has changed their culture.

The Sycamores have gotten a big boost from junior quarterback Ronnie Fouch, who Farley says is a big part of the success, but he says Fouch is making everyone around him better and that makes everyone more confident.

Indiana State coach Trent Miles says experience has been a big factor in the turnaround, as he says they had to play a lot of freshmen in the first year and now they have more experience.

Miles says they are not satisfied, and are a long way away from where they want to be, as they don’t have a winning season yet. He says they have a lot left to do on and off the field.