U.N.I’s season came to a stunning end against Lehigh in the opening round of the FCS playoffs as the Mountain Hawks claimed a 14-7 win before a crowd of fewer than 6,000 fans in the UNI-Dome.

The Mountain Hawks trailed 7-0 at the half but scored a pair of third-quarter touchdowns to advance to face Delaware in the second round next Saturday. Lehigh out-gained U.N.I. in total yards, 336-251. The 251 yards of offense for the Panthers was a season-low.

After winning the Missouri Valley regular season title the Panthers end the season with a record of 7-5.