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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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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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