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Saturday college sports action features high stakes matchups

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Plenty of Florida college sports is on tap throughout the Memorial Day weekend. Many of the games come with high stakes. The Florida Gators will play in the SEC semi-finals on Saturday against Arkansas. The top-seeded Gators will face the fourth-seeded Razorbacks in the second game of the day in Hoover, Ala. Second seed LSU meets 11th-seeded South Carolina in the first game at 1:00 p.m. Florida reached the semi-finals after an incredible rally against Mississippi State. The Gators trailed…

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FAU pulls out a dramatic victory over Texas-El Paso

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All that stood between the Florida Atlantic Owls and their second straight victory on Saturday night was 96 yards and a clock that said only 2:46 remained in the game. No problem. Quarterback Jason Driskel took his team down the field to come away with a thrilling 35-31 win over the Texas-El Paso Miners in Boca Raton. Driskel’s seven-yard toss to Nate Terry, who made a spectacular one-handed catch, gave FAU the go-ahead score with only 25 seconds left to…

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Western Kentucky smacks down FIU 49-21

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Sometimes there are those games that no matter what, you are not going to win. Such was the case for the Florida International Panthers on Saturday as they were steamrolled by the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 49-21 on Saturday in Bowling Green, Ky. Things got out of hand fairly quickly. After the Hilltoppers scored on their first two possessions, FAU got on the board when Maurice Alexander got into the end zone on a two-yard run. Alexander was starting at quarterback…

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FAU breaks long losing streak; defeats Rice 42-25

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Going into Saturday’s Conference USA game between Rice and Florida Atlantic, one thing was certain. The Owls were going to win this game and earn the first conference win of the season. As it turned out the Florida Atlantic Owls beat the Rice Owls 42-25 on Saturday in Houston, Texas to get that first conference win. FAU put on a rare offensive show. After spotting Rice an early 7-0 lead, FAU went into the halftime locker room with a 21-14…

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Late comeback leads FIU to third straight victory

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The Florida Atlantic Golden Panthers edged the Charlotte 49ers 27-26 in a thriller on Saturday night in Charlotte. The victory was FIU’s third consecutive win after opening the season at 0-4. FIU needed a dramatic comeback to earn the victory. Trailing by two touchdowns with only 7:12 to play, The Panthers scored 14 points in a span of six minutes to take a one-point lead. Charlotte took the ball on their own 30 and drove to the Panthers’ 32 with…

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Marshall, Connecticut accept bids to St. Petersburg Bowl

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The St. Petersburg Bowl has announced that the 2015 game will feature a matchup between the Connecticut Huskies and the Marshall Thundering Herd. The game features a Marshall program known for football success and tragedy, against a Connecticut program that has only played in Division 1-FBS since 2002. Marshall finished the season 9-3 in second place in the East Division of Conference USA. It won seven consecutive games during the middle part of the season before dropping two of its…

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