FIU sets records in 63-45 win over UMass
MIAMI (AP) — Alex McGough passed for 296 yards and three touchdowns and added 108 rushing yards and another score, and FIU beat UMass 63-45 on Saturday to tie a program record for most wins in a season.
FIU (8-4), which also won eight games in 2011, set a program record with 674 total yards, topping 668 at Troy in 2010. The Golden Panthers gained 379 yards on the ground — with six touchdowns — for the third most rushing yards.
Lawry, Williams lead Old Dominion over FIU 37-30
MIAMI (AP) — Ray Lawry ran for 168 yards and accounted for three touchdowns, Steven Williams threw a pair of touchdown passes and Old Dominion beat Florida International 37-30 on Saturday night.
Lawry ran for a 40-yard touchdown, and Williams threw a 9-yard TD pass to Melvin Vaughn and an 11-yarder to Lawry to help Old Dominion build a 24-14 halftime lead.
FIU off to its best start, beats Marshall 41-30
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Alex McGough threw a pair of touchdown passes to Thomas Owens as Florida International jumped out early and held on to beat Marshall 41-30 on Saturday.
The Panthers (5-2, 3-1 Conference USA) are off to their best start in school history. It was also their second straight win against the Thundering Herd and their first at Marshall (6-2, 3-1).
FIU tops Alcorn State 17-10 for Butch Davis’ 1st program win
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alex McGough threw for 328 yards and had a go-ahead touchdown run with 1:12 remaining to help Florida International beat FCS Alcorn State 17-10 on Friday night for coach Butch Davis' first victory at the school.
Admission was free for the crowd of 5,017 at the game relocated from Miami to the historic Legion Field due to Hurricane Irma.
McGough throws for 3 TDs, FIU runs past UTEP 35-21
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Alex McGough threw for three touchdowns and Alex Gardner ran for another as Florida International picked up its second straight win, running past UTEP 35-21 on Saturday night.
McGough threw for 241 yards, Gardner rushed for 141, and Anthony Jones ran for 117 yards as the Golden Panthers (2-4, 2-0 Conference USA) amassed 488 yards while limiting UTEP (1-5, 0-3) to 276 total yards.
Ford throws 3TDs to lead UMass past FIU 21-13
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Andrew Ford threw three touchdown passes and Massachusetts held on beat Florida International 21-13 on Saturday night.
Massachusetts (1-2) led 14-3 at the half when Ford completed second quarter touchdown passes of 26 yards to Jalen Williams and 31 yards to Andy Isabella.
FIU (0-3) closed to 14-10 on Alex Gardner's 2-yard score, and Austin Taylor made a 35-yard field goal to reduce the deficit to one.