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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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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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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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Louisiana Tech snaps FIU’s winning streak, 44-24

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All good things must come to an end, including the three-game winning streak by the Florida International Panthers. Louisiana Tech came to Miami and knocked off FIU 44-24 in a Conference USA contest. The Bulldogs were two-touchdown favorites, but after taking a 27-10 lead at halftime, FIU had a chance to make it a game. A 99-yard drive early in the third quarter, capped by a 30-yard touchdown pass from Alex McGough to Thomas Owens, made it 27-17. After FIU…

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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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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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