Northern Iowa sets 12-game schedule in 2013

The University of Northern Iowa will play a 12-game football schedule this year, including six at home inside the UNI-Dome.

The season kicks off with an Aug. 31 visit to Iowa State, one of seven scheduled with the Cyclones through 2023.

UNI's home games are against Drake (Sept. 7) and McNeese State (Sept. 28) in non-conference action, and Southern Illinois (Oct. 12, Homecoming), South Dakota (Oct. 19), Youngstown State (Nov. 9) and Western Illinois (Nov. 23) within the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

Coach Mark Farley's squad is coming off a 5-6 season - its first losing mark since 2002.

2013 Northern Iowa Football Schedule

Aug. 31, at Iowa State, Ames, Iowa

Sept. 7 Drake, UNI-Dome

Sept. 21, at Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colo.

Sept. 28, McNeese State, UNI-Dome

Oct. 5, at North Dakota State*, Fargo, N.D.

Oct. 12, Southern Illinois* (Homecoming), UNI-Dome

Oct. 19, South Dakota*, UNI-Dome

Oct. 26, at South Dakota State*, Brookings, S.D.

Nov. 2, at Illinois State*, Normal, Ill.

Nov. 9, Youngstown State*, UNI-Dome

Nov. 16, at Missouri State*, Springfield, Mo.

Nov. 23, Western Illinois*, UNI-Dome

* - Missouri Valley Football Conference game