FARGO, N.D.--After a little break in my coverage, I am back this Saturday in Fargo to see the top two teams in the GPI battle in this Missouri Valley Football Conference matchup.
Both teams have had a win over a BCS Big 12 team and both are ranked in the top of the ranks defensively.
This is the Trees Bowl at the Fargodome--the annual game that is sponsered by the ND Forestry Service.
Both teams are also coming off of impressive wins last week.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa--I am at the UNIDome today to see the top ranked NDSU Bison visit the UNI Panthers. NDSU comes into this game undefeated at 3-0, while UNI sits at 1-3. It is a beautiful upper 70s/lower 80s day right now and would be a great outdoor game today but we are inside the dome where a near capacity crowd is expected.
This is the Missouri Valley Football Conference opener for NDSU, while UNI plays their second league game. UNI is coming off a loss at Youngstown State
IOWA CITY, Iowa--I am in Kinnick Stadium today to see if UNI can do a little better against their second Big 10 game of the year. Remember, UNI narrowly lost to Wisconsin two weeks ago 26-21 and had a chance with the ball late to take the lead.
Last week, the Panthers had little opposition when they played their first home game of the year against DII Central (OH) State--winning 59-0.
It was just three years ago when UNI almost beat the Hawkeyes when they had two
MADISON, Wis--I am in Madison today to see if Northern Iowa can pull off the upset against the Badgers. It is a nice day in central Wisconsin with temps right now in the upper 70s.
Wisconsin is ranked #12 in both of the FBS polls. UNI is ranked #9 in the College Sporting News and Sports Network Polls within the preseason.
Coach Mark Farley is entering his 12th season as the head man for UNI and has won from the start--winning 60 of his 80 contests.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa--I am in the UNI Dome for this 2nd round playoff game with the Terriers visiting the Panthers.
UNI comes into this game with a 9-2 record and are the number five seed in the FCS playoffs. Wofford comes in with a 8-3 mark. Both teams were at large selections for the playoffs.
Of course the key for the Panthers will be to slow down the Terrier triple option running attack. The Terriers will look to slow down the dual threat of Tirrell Rennie both