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Panther duo picks up MVC football honors

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A pair of UNI Panthers garnered Missouri Valley Conference weekly honors following the team's 20-19 loss at Iowa State.

Kicker Tyler Sievertsen was named the MVC Special Teams Player of the Week following his performance.  Sievertsen was 2 for 2 on field goals in the game hitting his longest from 42 yards.

Running back David Johnson was named the conference Newcomer of the Week.  Johnson tallied 119 all-purpose yards while finding the end zone twice in his Panther debut.

UNI jumped up 3 spots in the latest TSN poll and now sits as the 4th ranked team in the country.  UNI garnered one first place vote.  The Panthers travel to Nacogdoches, Texas, on Saturday to take on 16th ranked Stephen F. Austin.

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