CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) -- The bubble didn't burst for UNI football, but it was close. One day after a dominant win over Western Illinois, the Panthers received the 24th and final bid to the FCS playoffs.
UNI will open on the road at No. 5 Eastern Washington with a 3:30 pm kickoff in Cheney, Washington, on Saturday.
The Panthers are one of a league-record six Missouri Valley teams to reach the FCS playoffs. North Dakota State was the only one to tally a top-8 seed getting the number two spot.
UNI is the only 6-5 team in the field of 24 and will be making their 22nd playoff appearance in program history.