UNI quarterback Will McElvain is the Missouri Valley Football Conference Newcomer of the Week after leading the Panthers to a 34-14 win over Southern Utah on Saturday.
McElvain threw for 262 yards and three touchdowns.
Panther Coach Mark Farley talked about the redshirt freshman after the game.
“He’s electric, and he’s got the charisma and the characteristics of a leader like Eric Sanders had. He’s competitive, he prepares, and he’s surrounded by a nice cast of players that are very athletic, who he can get the ball to.”
In his first two appearances, McElvain has completed over 62 percent of his passes.
UNI’s next game is on September 21st against Idaho State.