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Missouri Valley playoffs starting to take shape


FARGO — An unexpected run of five straight losses has put Northern Iowa out of the FCS playoff picture. Yet, the Panthers still have a say today on how the playoff field could potentially shape up.

They host Youngstown State, which is tied for the Missouri Valley Football Conference lead with North Dakota State at 5-0. UNI represents the first of three nationally ranked opponents that Youngstown will face to close the season.

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Jeff Kolpack
Jeff Kolpack covers North Dakota State athletics, the Fargo Marathon and golf for The Forum. His blog can be accessed at On the radio, Kolpack & Izzo sports talk show runs from 9-11 a.m. every Saturday morning. April through August, the WDAY Golf Show with Jeff Kolpack runs from 8-9 a.m.