2019 Week 13 - Western Illinois at Northern Iowa

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Western Illinois at Northern Iowa
Saturday, November 23 at 1 PM (Central)

Radio: Leatherneck Sports Network
TV : ESPN3

Game Notes
Western Illinois
Northern Iowa

History: WIU and UNI have played 47 times beginning in 1967. Northern Iowa holds a 31-16 series lead, although WIU has won the last two games and 3 of the last 4. The last time in the UNIDome was in 2017, when a back-and-forth game ended with two Leatherneck TDs in the final 6 seconds of the game to win by 9. Last year was more of a lopsided 37-17 WIU victory at Hanson Field.
WIU in 2018 - 5-6 overall, 4-4 in the MVFC
WIU in 2019 - 1-10 overall, 1-6 in the MVFC
UNI in 2018 - 7-6 overall, 5-3 in the MVFC, 1-1 in the FCS Playoffs
UNI in 2019 - 7-4 overall, 5-2 in the MVFC

Location: UNIDome, Cedar Falls, IA
Weather Prediction: Inside a dome, but if you happen to be traveling to the game or doing a bit of tailgating, it's supposed to be in the low 40s, partly sunny, ~2% chance of precipitation, and ~10 mph winds.

Odds:
Massey Ratings - 2% chance of WIU win, with a predicted score of 35-7 for the Panthers
Sagarin Ratings - UNI 92% chance of victory

Well, here we are folks. We've already reached the end of another season, and in this case, a pretty disappointing one. I feel bad for this year's seniors, having to go out on this kind of a season, but sometimes that's just how life goes. We're playing for bragging rights and a chance to be a spoiler. UNI is in the playoffs for sure with a win. If they lose, they will likely find themselves right on the edge of the playoff "bubble" and will need help from other teams to make it in.
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ESPN is advising that the game will be on ESPN3.
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wiu712 wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:29 am
ESPN is advising that the game will be on ESPN3.
You are correct. I've updated my original post. Thanks.
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Western turns focus to the season finale.
From the McDonough County Voice:
https://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/sports/2 ... son-finale
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UNI looking for closing statement.
From the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier:
https://wcfcourier.com/sports/college/u ... 375d9.html
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Football takes on UNI in season closer.
From the Western Courier:
https://westerncourier.com/46338/sports ... on-closer/


From the McDonough County Voice:

Western takes on Northern Iowa in season finale.
https://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/sports/2 ... son-finale

ONE MORE TIME: Leatherneck seniors suit up for final game.
https://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/sports/2 ... final-game
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Not sure when the team went to UNI, bit hopefully if anything some of the coaches went early...anyway the Iowa State High School Football championships were Thursday and Friday in the UNI Dome, would be a good chance to see some possible recruits.
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Dumb PI penalty. Doc Cody said it was not a good call but the replay says otherwise.
If Jimmy V was a programmer like me, he would have said it like this: while (!(succeed = try()));
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Highlight of the year will be the end of this season. Can't stop the run, break up a pass, not one jumped route all year, no pressure on the QB, NO playmakers.....not one on defense.

Our offense was worse. Scheme and play calling and situation selection was terrible, but weak line, weak options in the backfield and limited options in the passing game.

Not questioning the desire or effort by these kids, but just not enough talent.
Think Purple...lets think Gold as in Championships!!!
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Something has to change. Coach? Culture? Recruiting strategy? Development program? I could go on but I wont.
If Jimmy V was a programmer like me, he would have said it like this: while (!(succeed = try()));
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