Undefeated at home this season, 3-3 USD knows how much of an advantage a dome can give a team. The noise factor that comes along with the indoor environment will work against the Coyotes this week as they travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa to tangle with the 11th-ranked Panthers, losers of two straight.
"They'll be fighting to get back on their game and get back in the winner's column. We're going to be fighting hard to establish a little bit more momentum and play a little bit better. I still don't think we've played near where we can play in some phases of our game. In special teams, I know we're better than what we've played. Offensively, I think we can get the ball into the endzone with the pass a little bit better than what we've done," Glenn said.
That'll be up to quarterback Kevin Earl and company. Together, the group turned the ball over four times against Indiana St. this past Saturday with Earl tossing two interceptions. A bright spot came in the rushing game with Trevor Bouma going off for 145 yards and two touchdowns. He'll need to be on point once again if his team is to keep up with Northern Iowa.
"They've got an excellent quarterback in Sawyer Kollmorgen. One of the best running backs in all of college football, David Johnson, big 6'3" 215-pound tailback, sensational back. He can run it and catch it. They use him a lot in the pass as well," Glenn said.
Johnson has 710 yards on the ground to go along with five touchdowns. As for Kollmorgen, he's tossed for more than 1,200 yards and 10 scores.
"They're going to be really tough for our defense and a real challenge. The best challenge we've had yet for our defense," Glenn said.
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