Offense hopes to lead Northern Iowa back to playoffs

Even in the ultra-competitive Missouri Valley Football Conference, Northern Iowa has been remarkably consistent. Since Mark Farley took over as head coach in 2001, the Panthers have had just three losing seasons.

Last year, UNI went to the FCS playoffs for the ninth time under Farley.

The Panthers have nine starters back on offense, including quarterback Eli Dunne and top rusher Marcus Weymiller.
UNI finished second-to-last in the MVFC in 2017, with just 354 yards per game.
But Weymiller ran for more than 800 yards in just 10 games, and Farley expects that kind of production to continue.

"I’m going to use him in every position that he can bring strength to our team," said Farley. "And then he has to be fresh. He will be running back, he will be slot receiver. If I need him at the wildcat, we’ll do it."

"There’s a lot of guys like that on this team, that are just willing to go wherever," said Weymiller. "The team needs them to go to help us win, and that’s the ultimate reason for being moved around, is just to help us win."

Northern Iowa opens at Montana, in an 8:00 p.m. contest on September 1st.



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