Northern Iowa FCS Football 2019 Playoff Capsule

Northern Iowa Panthers
2019 Record: 8-4, 6-2
Coach: Mark Farley
Big Wins: 10/5 Youngstown State (21-14), 11/2 at Illinois State (27-10)
Bad Losses: 9/28 at Weber State (17-29), 11/16 at South Dakota State (7-38)
Statistical Leaders:
Rushing: Trevor Allen, RB, 490 yards
Passing: Will McElvain, QB, 2,354 yards
Receiving: Isaiah Weston, WR, 982 yards
Tackles: Bryce Flater, LB, 103
Sacks: Elerson G. Smith, DL, 13.0
Interceptions: Omar Brown, DB, 5
2019 Team Stats:
Rushing Offense: 115.1 (101st in nation, 8th in conference)
Passing Offense: 200.0 (79, 5)
Total Offense: 315.1 (106, 8)
Scoring Offense: 22.5 (94, 6)
Rushing Defense: 118.5 (21, 2)
Pass Defense: 194.9 (26, 5)
Total Defense: 313.4 (13, 3)
Scoring Defense: 20.7 (17, 4)
Turnover Margin: 0.73 (16, 2)
Sacks: 2.82 (18, 4)
Sacks Allowed: 1.91 (51, 3)
Recent Playoff Appearances:
2018First RoundDefeated Lamar
2018Second RoundLost to UC Davis
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 11/18