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After season-ending loss, FIU looks to 2017

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Things started miserably this season for the Florida International Panthers. After an 0-4 start, Coach Ron Turner was let go and replaced by Defensive Coordinator Ron Cooper on an interim basis. Cooper coached his final game on Saturday, a 42-28 loss at Old Dominion. Despite the setback, there are some positive things to point toward in 2017. After the rough beginning, the Panthers responded to Cooper, winning their next three games. Saturday’s loss left him with a 4-4 record in…

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FIU’s flawless second half leads to big win over Marshall

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Saturday’s game between the Florida International Panthers and the Marshall Thundering Herd started off as a turnover fest, but it did not end that way. The Panthers used a highly proficient offense in the second half to pull away from Marshall and roll to a 31-14 victory in Miami. After taking the opening kickoff and marching 82 yards in four plays to take a 7-0 lead, quarterback Maurice Alexander threw interceptions in back-to-back possessions. Alexander was playing in place of…

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Late “pick six” dooms FIU in loss to Middle Tennessee

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The Florida International Panthers were going for their best win of the season, but in the end turnovers kept them out of the winner’s circle. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders escaped with a 42-35 win on Saturday night in Miami. It looked like the Raiders would have an easy time of it, jumping out to a 21-0 lead less than six minutes into the game. FIU didn’t quit, scoring 21 of the next 28 points to trail only 28-21 at…

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FIU picks up second straight win, beats UTEP 35-21

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Ron Cooper has a perfect record as Head Coach of the Florida International Panthers. Saturday’s 35-21 win over the Texas-El Paso Miners in west Texas gave Cooper his second win since becoming the interim coach. Saturday’s win followed last week’s 33-31 squeaker over Florida Atlantic. Cooper took over when Ron Turner was fired on September 25. The Panthers dominated the game, piling up 500 yards of total offense, while the Miners could manage only 330. FIU ran the ball better…

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Florida International gets first win of the season over Florida Atlantic

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The Florida International Golden Panthers finally walked off the field as winners. After a back and forth struggle on Saturday night at Ocean Bank Field, FIU came away with a 33-31 victory over the Florida Atlantic Owls. It was the Conference USA opener for both teams, which was a welcome sight after suffering some big losses during the non-conference portion of their schedules. Both teams had their chances to win. There were five lead changes throughout the game, along with…

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FIU falls short against UMass

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Something had to give. Both Florida International and Massachusetts entered Saturday’s game with 0-2 records. One of these teams had to come away with their first win of the season. In the end, it was the Minutemen, who topped the Golden Panthers 21-13 in Amherst, Massachusetts. After two blowout losses to Big 10 teams Indiana and Maryland, FIU was in this game to the end. But a key late turnover doomed their chances to win. Quarterback Alex McGough threw three…

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