Tomorrow marks Homecoming for the UNI football, but the players might not be in a very festive mood. The Panthers are still licking their wounds from last Saturday’s one point loss against #1 North Dakota State.
That loss also saw UNI lose leading tackler Jake Farley for the season to a broken leg. Panther coach Mark Farley says he doubts his players are focused on the Homecoming aspect of their matchup with Southern Illinois. “I just think we need to get back home and get our feet underneath us and get back on this horse and get this team where it can be,” Farley says.
Farley says the Salukis will come in to the UNI-Dome on a high as they knocked off 7th ranked South Dakota State last weekend. He says they are much like they were last year and he says their win last week opened his eyes.
Farley says that the Panthers don’t have time to dwell on how close they came against NDSU. “I’m very proud of how they played that day, and they should be as well,” Farley says. But he says they have to put the loss behind them just like they do after each play.
Tomorrow’s game will kick off at 4:00.
(Reporting by Jese Gavin,KCNZ,Cedar Falls)