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Northern Iowa Picked To Finish Fifth In Missouri Valley Football Conference

Northern Iowa has been picked to finish fifth in the Missouri Valley Football Conference preseason poll.

The Panthers finished 6-6 last season which ended with a loss at Eastern Washington in the FCS playoffs. They open September third at Air Force.

That’s UNI coach Mark Farley who says junior Theo Day and sophomore Matt Morrissey will compete for the job of starting quarterback.

Day played in 11 games last season after transferring from Michigan State and passed for more than 23 hundred yards and 16 touchdowns. Farley says that experience is a plus.

Former Utah State offensive coordinator Bodie Reeder has joined the staff and has made some changes to an offense that averaged just under 25 points per game.

 

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