The UNI Panthers set a couple of records as they improved to 2-2 by rolling to a 50-7 win over Tennessee Tech. Junior kicker Mark Schmadeke’s 20 points set a new school record and his five field goals tied an all time mark. “He kind of represents the what that a lot of people come through life, you’ve got to earn it for awhile,” UNI coach Mark Farley says. He says he’s glad to see Schmadke be rewarded for his patient and work and the time he has put in.
Schmadeke says the record is “an awesome accomplishment” and says it also speaks to what the team did in scoring so many touchdowns.
He says he had no idea he even set a record. He says he was trying to find his parents and someone came up and told him he broke the record. The other record was set by the UNI defense which allowed Tech only two first downs in the game. The Panthers open the Missouri Valley Football race next week at Indiana State.
(Reporting by Elwin Huffman KOEL Oelwein)