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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -

Fresh off another deep run in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs, the University of Northern Iowa football program announced its 2016 schedule this week.

It doesn't appear as if competition will let up at all next season for Coach Mark Farley's squad, with another trip to Ames to square off with FBS in-state foe Iowa State to kick off the season on September 3. The Panthers will also take on two consistent FCS national powers before they even open their 2016 Missouri Valley slate, with a home-opener against Montana on September 10 in the UNI-Dome. Northern Iowa will then travel to the Pacific northwest to take on Eastern Washington in Week 3. The two teams combined for a thrilling game in Week 2 of 2015, when UNI topped EWU by a score of 38-35 in Cedar Falls.

The Missouri Valley Conference schedule will pit the Panthers against several more traditional powers, including a rematch of last season's 23-13 playoff loss when defending national champion North Dakota State comes to town on October 29. In all, UNI will face four fellow teams ranked in the final 2015 STATS FCS Top 25 rankings, with an additional two opponents receiving votes. The Panthers, meanwhile, finished 2015 ranked No. 6. The 2016 schedule is as follows (kickoff times will be announced at a later date):


2016 UNI Panthers Football Schedule

Sept. 3 at Iowa State
Sept. 10 MONTANA
Sept. 17 at Eastern Washington
Oct. 1 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS* (Homecoming)
Oct. 8 at South Dakota*
Oct. 15 at Youngstown State*
Oct. 22 MISSOURI STATE* (Family Weekend)
Oct. 29 NORTH DAKOTA STATE*
Nov. 5 at Indiana State*
Nov. 12 at Western Illinois*
Nov. 19 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE* (Senior Day)

Home games in bold

* = Missouri Valley Conference game

Visit the UNI Panthers athletic website for more information.

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