Northern Iowa to visit pair of Big Ten schools in 2012
Cedar Falls, IA (Sports Network) - Northern Iowa will visit a pair of Big Ten schools and play five home games as part of an 11-game schedule announced on Wednesday.
The Panthers, the Missouri Valley Football Conference co-champions who finished 10-3 this season, will open the season at Wisconsin (Sept. 1) and visit Iowa on Sept. 15.
Northern Iowa also will play road games at Youngstown State (Sept. 22), Southern Illinois (Oct. 13), Western Illinois (Nov. 3) and South Dakota (Nov. 10).
Northern Iowa's home opener is Sept. 8 against Savannah State, the lone non- conference home game of the season, and it also will host North Dakota State (Sept. 29), South Dakota State (Oct. 20), Illinois State (Oct. 27) and Missouri State (Nov. 17).
With the MVFC expanding to 10 teams, Northern Iowa and Indiana State will not meet for the first time since 1985.
2012 Northern Iowa University Football Schedule
Sept. 1, at Wisconsin, Madison, Wisc.
Sept. 8, Savannah State, UNI Dome
Sept. 15, at Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Sept. 22, at Youngstown State, Youngstown, Ohio
Sept. 29, North Dakota State, UNI Dome
Oct. 13, at Southern Illinois, Carbondale, Ill.
Oct. 20, South Dakota State, UNI Dome
Oct. 27, Illinois State, UNI Dome
Nov. 3, at Western Illinois, Macomb, Ill.
Nov. 10, at South Dakota, Vermillion, S.D.
Nov. 17, Missouri State, UNI Dome
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