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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -

With 130 wins, University of Northern Iowa head coach Mark Farley has become the winningest football coach in UNI history. The win against Iowa state on Saturday, September 3 gave him that honor.

Coach Farley says he is humbled by his new title, but he says he didn't even know he was close to beating the record.

"It's what football is, you build everything up when you go to battle together and prepare together as much times as we do," said Coach Farley. "If one guy wins we all win and you really learn that through football and to enjoy that experience with that room it is a special time."

That honor is even more special because the victory was sealed thanks to Coach Farley's son, Jared.

"If you could write a book about it, you'd say that he would get the intercept to seal the win and he did so it was just neat to see how we ended up clenching the game," said Farley. "It was an intercept that he did to finish the game, so it was kind of the final moment, the final piece of the puzzle and for whatever reason it timed up and it was a great day."

Coach Farley says this record means more than just wins and losses.

"Behind every number there's a players face, there's someone who actually won those games and that's when you start to remember them," said Farley. "I think the record makes you look back to the people that helped you achieve those numbers because for everyone there's somebody behind that."

Coach Farley says the game against Iowa State went perfectly, but it's time to move on and focus against their next big game against Montana which is on Saturday, home at 4:00 p.m. 

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