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UNI jumps to 9th in FCS poll

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The UNI football team jumped 8 spots to #9 in the week 2 FCS coaches poll.  The improvement comes on the heels of the Panthers 28-20 win over Iowa State, just their second win in the last nine meetings between the two teams.

That Panthers were spurred on by a fantastic running game.  UNI's line opened up gaping holes, helping running back David Johnson tally 199 rushing yards.  Johnson also picked up 4 touchdowns, 2 rushing and 2 receiving, which garnered him MVC Offensive Player of the Week honors.

UNI is one of 3 MVC teams ranked in the top 10.  North Dakota State and South Dakota State maintained their rankings at #1 and #7 respectively.

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