The University of Northern Iowa football team will make its 18th NCAA Division I FCS Playoff appearance when they take on Eastern Illinois in the first round, Saturday, November 28, 2015 in the UNI-Dome.

For the second-straight year, the Missouri Valley Football Conference earned five playoff berths as Illinois State, North Dakota State, South Dakota State and Western Illinois join UNI in representing the MVC this year.

UNI is 15-6-1 all-time against the Eastern Illinois Panthers (7-4 this season), a series that dates back to 1975. The last time UNI and the Ohio Valley Conference foe played each other was in 2001 when UNI picked up a 49-43 win on the road in the first round of the playoffs.

UNI has made 18 NCAA FCS playoff appearances, including back-to-back years hosting a first round game, picking up 20 playoff wins in school history. UNI has won at least one playoff game in 13 of its previous 17 playoff appearances, including a playoff win in nine of the last 10 appearances.

The UNI ticket office will open at 11:00 AM Sunday (Nov 22) and stay open through halftime of the women’s basketball game against Iowa (2:00 PM start time) to purchase playoff tickets. Adult and youth tickets are $10 each with UNI students getting into the game free.

UNI Football Playoff Ticket Information

  • First Round: Sat., Nov. 28, 2015, Game Time TBA
  • Second Round: Sat., Dec. 5, 2015, Game Time TBA
  • Quarterfinals: Fri., Dec. 11, 2015, or Sat., Dec. 12, 2015, Game Time TBA
  • Semifinals: Fri., Dec. 18, 2015, or Sat., Dec. 19, 2015, Game Time TBA

Prices for each FCS Playoff Round:
Round 1: Adults - $10.00, Youth - $10.00, UNI Students – FREE
Rounds 2,3,4: Adults - $15.00, Youth - $15.00, UNI Students – FREE
(All orders will include a $5.00 handling fee per round)

You will have the option of print at home (email) or will call. Print at home will be free, will call will be an additional $5.00 charge (this charge is in addition to the $5.00 per round order charge)