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Rick: Good Evening I'm Rick Coleman here with UNI head football coach Mark Farley the Panthers are off an impressive 39-6 victory last week at Indiana State and Coach going into that game there were a lot of question marks you went into that game you were down to your fourth string quarterback Colton Howell who you had to pull the redshirt off and some other changes and it worked out splendidly...

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Coach Farley:

Yes it did on Tuesday evening there was a lot of adjusting going on and Colton is a great team player came off his redshirt and played a great game for us..and the Marcus Weymiller we put in some wildcat action and he had over 170 yards.

Rick Your offense was like a swiss army knife in that game utilizing different weapons different ideas and then on defense you were just lights out...

Coach Farley: Yes the defense has been playing really good again and we got the intercept that put us in good field position... Jalen Rima got the punt return for a touchdown that gave us seven points...But really you go back to how the team adjusted to adversity and had eachother's back went on the road and had a great game...

Rick: And really this team has had to battle adversity all year with the close losses but this team has been resilient and had a great attitude going into that week.

Coach Farley --It did.. there were points in there when wondered how we would produce points--but I think the energy cam alive on Wednesday and Thursday and because of the adversity I think it gave us energy and ultimately it gave us a great win.

Rick: Now you have another tough road test at Western Illinois they have been a great rival over the years new head coach this year but same personell and they upset you last year.

Coach Farley: They did and they have a great quarterback right now the quarterback that beat the guy who beat us last year..and they are playing great defensively the leading ruinningback the leading receiver and leading quarterback in the lead so they have a great offense.

Rick Right now this seems like a hungry UNI Football team...It was whisper last week when you talked about the team being in the running for a playoff berth but then you made that statement last week and it is more than a whisper right now.

Coach Farley Well we are trying to fight our way--its never over till its over and we are going to have to fight our way back in--and we have two great games to do it.. we have the number fifteen team this week and a top ten team next week..we have to take one game at a time one play at a time but we still have a chance to be mentioned in the room when they make the choice on selection Sunday if we do our job....

Rick.. Big Game this week at Western Illinois in Macomb.. Northern Iowa taking them on.. good luck Coach.

Coach Farley----Thank You.

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