2013 Northern Iowa Panthers football team

The 2013 Northern Iowa Panthers football team represented the University of Northern Iowa in the 2013 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The team was coached by Mark Farley and played their home games in the UNI-Dome. They were a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. They finished the season 7–5, 3–5 in MVFC play to finish in a tie for seventh place.

2013 Northern Iowa Panthers football
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ConferenceMissouri Valley Football Conference
2013 record7–5 (3–5 MVFC)
Head coachMark Farley (13th season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Base defense3–4
Home stadiumUNI-Dome (c. 16,000, Field-Turf)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Missouri Valley Football Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 1 North Dakota St. $^   8 0         15 0  
No. 13 South Dakota St. ^   5 3         9 5  
No. 18 Youngstown State   5 3         8 4  
Southern Illinois   5 3         7 5  
Missouri State   5 3         5 7  
Illinois State   4 4         5 6  
South Dakota   3 5         4 8  
Northern Iowa   3 5         7 5  
Western Illinois   2 6         4 8  
Indiana State   0 8         1 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

PersonnelEdit

RosterEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Year at
Northern Iowa
Alma Mater (Year)
Mark Farley Head Coach 13th Northern Iowa (1987)
Rick Nelson Offensive Line 14th Northern Iowa (1984)
Bill Salmon Associate Head Coach
Offensive Coordinator
13th Northern Iowa (1980)
Mario Verduzco Co-Offensive Coordinator
Quarterbacks
13th San José State (1988)
Jeremiah Johnson Linebackers 7th Kansas (2000)
Daniel Bullocks Defensive Backs 2nd Nebraska (2005)
Brandon Lynch Defensive Backs 1st Middle Tennessee State (2006)
Ryan Mahaffey Tight Ends 1st Northern Iowa (2011)
Bryce Paup Defensive Line Coach 1st
Todd Blythe Wide Receivers Coach 2nd Iowa State (2008)
Garrett Scott Graduate Assistant 1st Northern Iowa (2012)
D. J. Hord Director of Football Operations 2nd Notre Dame (2009)

SeasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 317:00 PMat Iowa State*No. 17MC 22W 28–2056,800[1]
September 74:00 PMDrake*No. 9KCRG 9.2W 45–1515,960[2]
September 212:30 PMat Northern Colorado*No. 7BSTVW 27–63,025[3]
September 284:00 PMNo. 9 McNeese State*No. 5
  • UNI-Dome
  • Cedar Falls, IA
W 41–612,325[4]
October 52:30 PMat No. 1 North Dakota StateNo. 4FCSL 23–2418,840[5]
October 124:00 PMSouthern Illinois No. 4
  • UNI-Dome
  • Cedar Falls, IA
L 17–24 OT16,423[6]
October 194:00 PMSouth DakotaNo. 11
  • UNI-Dome
  • Cedar Falls, IA
L 31–38 2OT11,121[7]
October 262:00 PMat No. 25 South Dakota StateNo. 17Midco SNL 34–37 2OT7,912[8]
November 21:00 PMat Illinois StateL 3–138,006[9]
November 94:00 PMNo. 9 Youngstown State
  • UNI-Dome
  • Cedar Falls, IA
KCRG 9.2W 22–2010,034[10]
November 161:00 PMat Missouri StateESPN3W 17–105,621[11]
November 234:00 PMWestern Illinois
  • UNI-Dome
  • Cedar Falls, IA
W 28–139,568[12]

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Ranking movementsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Final 
Sports Network 17 9 7 7 5 4 4 11 17 RV RV RV RV NR RV 
Coaches 16 9 8 7 5 4 5 13 18 RV RV NR NR NR NR

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Northern Iowa Panthers vs. Iowa State Cyclones – Box Score". ESPN. August 31, 2013. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
  2. ^ "Drake Bulldogs vs. Northern Iowa Panthers – Box Score". ESPN. September 7, 2013. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
  3. ^ "Northern Iowa Panthers vs. Northern Colorado Bears– Box Score". ESPN. September 21, 2013. Retrieved September 22, 2013.
  4. ^ "McNeese State Cowboys vs. Northern Iowa Panthers – Box Score". ESPN. September 28, 2013. Retrieved September 28, 2013.
  5. ^ "Northern Iowa Panthers vs. North Dakota State Bison – Box Score". ESPN. October 5, 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2013.
  6. ^ "Southern Illinois Salukis vs. Northern Iowa Panthers – Box Score". ESPN. October 12, 2013. Retrieved October 12, 2013.
  7. ^ "South Dakota Coyotes vs. Northern Iowa Panthers – Box Score". ESPN. October 19, 2013. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  8. ^ "Northern Iowa Panthers vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits– Box Score". ESPN. October 26, 2013. Retrieved October 26, 2013.
  9. ^ "Northern Iowa Panthers vs. Illinois State Redbirds – Box Score". ESPN. November 2, 2013. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  10. ^ "Youngstown State Penguins vs. Northern Iowa Panthers – Box Score". ESPN. November 9, 2013. Retrieved November 9, 2013.
  11. ^ "Northern Iowa Panthers vs. Missouri State Bears – Box Score". ESPN. November 16, 2013. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  12. ^ "Western Illinois Leathernecks vs. Northern Iowa Panthers – Box Score". ESPN. November 23, 2013. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  13. ^ "Football 2013 Schedule". Northern Iowa Athletics. Archived from the original on September 27, 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2013.