UNI Looking For Confidence With White-Out

By Jake Bemis, Reporter


By Grant Burkhardt

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - When your team is 2-5, you look for confidence wherever you can find it. This Saturday, UNI looks to find it in the form of a color.

The UNI Dome will have its first ever white out, which has players and coaches regaining their “swagger”.

“I think it’s an awesome idea,” Coach Mark Farley said on Monday. “Those things to a collegiate player, those are exciting things to them. You can see how uniforms are played in and out every year in college football, and I think it gives you another boost in a season.”

“I think it’s a fun deal, and we’ll let the players have some fun with it, but we still have to line up and hit. That’s all I care about.”

The Panthers, now two games back in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, will look to add to their defensive momentum when they host Illinois State University this Saturday.

“We’ve had to move people around to try and find the right combination on the field. As injuries occurred and things have happened, we just felt one of our players that we needed to help get us on the field was Deindre Hall. The best move we could make to help with Deindre was to move Wilmont (Wellington) to the nickel,’ Farley said

Wellington, a senior free safety, recorded nine tackles after moving to the linebacker position while Hall had a key fumble recovery in last week’s victory over South Dakota State University.

UNI will sell all the white helmets after Saturday’s game. That is unless the Panthers pull off another big victory.

“I always go back to what works,” Farley joked about holding on to the white jerseys.
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