Here are three keys to the game, a prediction and the viewing guide for UNI football against Western Illinois.
Alex Allen is part of an ever-declining group of college athletes who, despite a lack of playing time, stayed true to his original commitment rather than join the new majority in the transfer portal. The UNI fifth-year senior hauled in his first career touchdown catch last week.
Things are seemingly upside-down for Northern Iowa through two games of its 2022 football season. That upside-down feeling derives from a UNI defense that’s allowed 38.5 points per game and 564.5 yards per game while its passing offense leads the Missouri Valley Football Conference in yards per game (310).
Logan Wolf’s UNI football career has featured frustrating stops and starts due to a pandemic and pair of stubborn injuries. After another rehab that seems to have proved effective, Wolf punctuated his long-awaited return with his first touchdown catch in 1,029 days last Saturday at Air Force.
Northern Iowa preseason All-America linebacker Spencer Cuvelier is putting the finishing touches on a double major of finance and real estate, working 15 to 25 hours a week at a fulfilling internship and is about to embark on a fifth season of college football.