Crating the Coyotes


DYLAN PADY, Sports Editor | [email protected]

Saturday was an all-around victory for the Panthers. Beating South Dakota University, 20-7, presents UNI with a 4-4 record, placing them 2-3 in the MVFC.

Though USD scored early on in the first quarter, it did not slow down the Panthers as they answered back with two scoring drives in the second quarter, putting them up 14-7.

The Panther’s offense was able to march for a total of 398 yards. Head coach Mark Farley said there were three aspects of the game that were contributing factors to the victory.

“I’d like to finish off some of those drives with touchdowns,” Farley said. “But defense was sound for most of the day, special teams were great and the offense moved the ball up and down the field.”

Offense was not the only key component for the Panthers on Saturday. The defense limited USD to only 187 yards of offense.

“We figured out fairly quickly what their thought was to move the football,” Farley said. “So, as soon as we identified that to our players […] what the expectation was and where we felt they were moving the ball to, there was a better chance to stop the football.”