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UNI prepare for McNeese State

UNI is 3-0 on the season and ranked 5th in the nation. UNI is 3-0 on the season and ranked 5th in the nation.

Northern Iowa took care of business the first three weeks of the season, topping Iowa State, Drake and Northern Colorado.

But Saturday, the 5th ranked Panthers will have their toughest test against undefeated and 9th ranked McNeese State.

UNI will be looking to move to 4-0 for the first time since the 2007 season.

The Panthers have only given up five touchdowns all season.  They'll be tested often by a Cowboy attack that is averaging 49 points per game.

Much like a heavy weight boxing match, the game will boil down to how well teams can take the big hit and then respond.

"There will be runs.  You can't go in expecting to shut anybody out," Head Coach Mark Farley said. 

"They're scoring 50 points per game, you have to go in there with the expectation of how you're going to slow things down, control the tempo and how you're going to react to an explosive play because they have many.  It's what you do the next play, that's probably as important as the play that go away from you."

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