Upper Iowa Hosts No. 21 Minnesota-Duluth [Audio]
Upper Iowa opens its 2017 home football schedule with a match-up against No. 21 Minnesota-Duluth at Harms-Eischeid Stadium in Fayette on Saturday (Sept. 9). Kick-off is set for 1 p.m.
The Peacocks (1-0) opened the season with a dominant 44-7 win at Minnesota-Crookston on Aug. 31. Upper Iowa allowed just 226 total yards of offense, including just 95 through the air.
Minnesota-Duluth (0-1) is looking to bounce back from a rare season-opening home loss. The Bulldogs had their 22-game home winning streak snapped by Sioux Falls last week, when they fell to the Cougars 26-7.
Upper Iowa is seeking its first victory against Minnesota-Duluth since moving up to NCAA Division II. The Peacocks have dropped their previous six games against the Bulldogs, including a 28-24 setback in their most-recent meeting in 2015.
It’s Youth and Educator Apreciation Day at Harms-Eischeid Stadium on Saturday, and Upper Iowa’s five new Hall-of-Fame members will also be honored during the game. The new members, inducted Friday night (Sept. 8), include: Cindy Dell’Anno (softball and women’s basketball, 1993), Brent Meyers (wrestling, 2003), Jesse Montalto (football, 2004), Mitch Walser (baseball, 2007) and Angie Weber (softball, 2006).
Upper Iowa football can be heard throughout the 2017 season on AM-950 KOEL with play-by-play announcer Joe Stasi, who’s in his 15th consecutive season as the “Voice of the Peacocks” and 17th overall. Chris Shaw will be joining Stasi on the broadcast this week. The pre-game show starts at 12:30 p.m.
For more insight on Saturday’s game, click on the audio below. Upper Iowa football play-by-play announcer Joe Stasi previews the game with KOEL Sports Director Elwin Huffman.