Southern Utah’s football team wraps up its 2008 season Saturday when the Thunderbirds host FCS No. 4 Northern Iowa at 1:00 p.m. in Eccles Coliseum. Northern Iowa is the third top-five opponent for the Thunderbirds this season, joining No. 5 Montana and No. 3 Cal Poly.
SUU and UNI met in the regular-season finale last year as well, at UNI.
The Thunderbirds (4-5, 1-2 Great West), are coming off a disappointing 42-20 home loss to South Dakota in their 2008 Great West Conference finale’. That loss removed some of the luster from a come-from-behind 15-14 win at North Dakota the previous week, a win which as SUU’s first GWC road win since the league was formed in 2004.
Northern Iowa (9-2, 7-1 Missouri Valley) has won seven straight games since opening the season 2-2, with losses at Brigham Young and Southern Illinois. The Panthers rolled over Indiana State last week, 28-0 to claim a share of the Missouri Valley Conference championship for the second straight season.
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