The Richmond SPiders arrived in Cedar Falls Thursday in time to practice at the UNI Dome for the first time. Friday they held a walk-through.
It will be the Spiders first indoor football game in school history and first game on Astroturf this season.
The No. 3-seeded University of Northern Iowa football team will take on the No. 7-ranked University of Richmond Spiders in the semifinals of the 2008 NCAA FCS playoffs. UNI and Richmond will meet at 3 p.m. (Central) in the UNI-Dome on Sat., Dec. 13.
The winner of Saturday's game will advance to the national championship in Chattanooga, Tenn., to take on Montana on Dec. 19.
This is the first meeting between UNI and Richmond on the gridiron. However, UNI has matched up with a Colonial Athletic Association team in each of its past four playoff games - two against New Hampshire (2007 and 2008) and once against Maine (2008) and Delaware (2007).