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Martin named MVC Defensive Player of the Week

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL)-- After a 24 -14 victory over the South Dakota State Jackrabbits on Saturday, the Panthers begin to prepare for a tough stretch.

Sophomore Andre Martin was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his performance on Saturday.

The Panthers will need their defense to continue to create turnovers down the stretch.  Sitting at 2-0 in conference play, UNI will be on the road for 5 of their final 7 games to close out the season, and Panther coach Mark Farley says his team is ready for just that.

"Now we go on the road. This is the start of that road swing and you know this team is ready to go on the road. We've played a lot of good teams. I think everything has happened to us that could happen to us in these games and we just need to continue to keep maturing and part of that maturity is going on the road and playing well on the road," Head Coach Mark Farley said.

The Panthers will start that road stretch this weekend as they travel to Southern Illinois to take on the Salukies, kickoff is set for 2:00 p.m.

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