Northern Iowa FCS Football 2018 Playoff Capsule


Northern Iowa Panthers

Missouri Valley

2018 Record: 6-5, 5-3
Coach: Mark Farley
Big Wins: 9/27 at Indiana State (33-0), 10/20 South Dakota State (24-9)
Bad Losses: 10/27 at Western Illinois (17-37), 11/10 at Youngstown State (10-31)
Statistical Leaders:
Rushing: Marcus Weymiller, RB, 794 yards
Passing: Eli Dunne, QB, 2,204 yards
Receiving: Briley Moore, WR, 479 yards
Tackles: Duncan Ferch, LB, 92
Sacks: Rickey Neal, LB, 7.5
Interceptions: Duncan Ferch, LB, 4; Xavior Williams, DB, 4
2018 Team Stats:
Rushing Offense:  164.2 (60th in nation, 10th in conference)
Passing Offense: 271.7 (23, 4)
Total Offense: 435.9 (28, 4)
Scoring Offense: 33.9 (20, 4)
Rushing Defense: 179.2 (67, 3)
Pass Defense: 238.1 (94, 9)
Total Defense: 417.3 (78, 5)
Scoring Defense: 28.5 (67, 5)
Turnover Margin: -0.27 (79, 9)
Sacks: 2.18 (47, 4)
Sacks Allowed: 2.27 (84, 9)
Recent Playoff Appearances:
2017First RoundDefeated Monmouth
2017Second RoundLost to South Dakota State
2015First RoundDefeated Eastern Illinois
2015Second RoundDefeated Portland State
2015QuarterfinalsLost to North Dakota State
2014First RoundDefeated Stephen F. Austin
2014Second RoundLost to Illinois State
2011Second RoundDefeated Wofford
2011QuarterfinalsLost to Montana  
2010First RoundLost to Lehigh
2008First RoundDefeated Maine
2008QuarterfinalsDefeated New Hampshire
2008SemifinalsLost to Richmond
2007First RoundDefeated New Hampshire
2007QuarterfinalsLost to Delaware
2005First RoundDefeated Eastern Washington
2005QuarterfinalsDefeated New Hampshire
2005SemifinalsDefeated Texas State
2005ChampionshipLost to Appalachian State
2003First RoundDefeated Montana State
2003QuarterfinalsLost to Delaware
2001First RoundDefeated Eastern Illinois
2001QuarterfinalsDefeated Maine
2001SemifinalsLost to Montana
1996First RoundDefeated Eastern Illinois
1996QuarterfinalsDefeated William & Mary
1996SemifinalsLost to Marshall
1995First RoundDefeated Murray State
1995QuarterfinalsLost to Marshall
1994First RoundLost to Montana
1993First RoundLost to Boston University
1992First RoundDefeated Eastern Washington
1992QuarterfinalsDefeated McNeese State
1992SemifinalsLost to Youngstown State
1991First RoundDefeated Weber State
1991QuarterfinalsLost to Marshall
1990First RoundLost to Boise State
*all team stats through 11/12