U.N.I. football coach Mark Farley says the Panthers have no excuses for last Friday’s season ending loss at Montana. The Panthers fell to the Grizzlies 48-10 in the quarterfinal round of the FCS national playoffs. Farley says his team was just out played, especially on defense.
“Their defense was, it was effective, they came after us a bunch, especially when they got ahead, once they got ahead they fed off that crowd,” Farley said. Farley says the crowd and atmosphere at Montana is comparable to the crowd at Iowa and Iowa State.
“But as far as the effectiveness of the crowd on the players on the field, it’s just how that thing is built,” Farley said.
Farley noted that in order to learn about your team, you have to play teams like Montana. “We can get better by taking the truth from this and really weighing it and trying to move forward from it instead of trying to hide it,” Farley explained.
The Panthers end their season 10-3.
By Jesse Gavin, KCNZ, Cedar Falls