McGough leads FIU over UT San Antonio 14-7
UNIVERSITY PARK, Fla. (AP) — Alex McGough tossed two third-quarter touchdown passes and the Florida International defense did the rest in a 14-7 victory over Texas-San Antonio on Saturday.
After a scoreless first half, McGough led the Golden Panthers (6-2, 4-1 Conference USA) on a 15-play, 93-yard drive that ate up 8:26 of the clock. McGough capped the drive with a 13-yard TD pass to Thomas Owens.
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).
Borregales kicks 3 FGs, FIU beats Tulane 23-10
MIAMI (AP) — Jose Borregales kicked three field goals, Thomas Owens had six receptions for 152 yards and FIU beat Tulane 23-10 Saturday night.
Borregales, a freshman, connected from 22, 42 and 39 yards and has made 6 of 7 attempts this season. Alex McGough passed for 220 with one touchdown and added 42 yards rushing on three carries, but threw two interceptions.
Thomas has 3 TDs to lift Middle Tennessee past FIU 37-17
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Tavares Thomas had just six carries but punched in three of them for touchdowns Saturday to lift Middle Tennessee to a 37-17 win over Florida International.
Middle Tennessee (3-3, 1-1 Conference USA) also got a touchdown from Brad Anderson, who scored with a 29-yard throw from John Urzua and finished with a career-high 112 yards rushing on 11 carries.
McGough leads comeback as FIU tops Charlotte, 30-29
UNIVERSITY PARK, Fla. (AP) — Alex McGough threw for one touchdown and ran for two more to spark Florida International's come-from-behind, 30-29 victory over Charlotte Saturday night in a home opener delayed by Hurricane Irma.
The Panthers (3-1, 2-0 Conference USA) were forced to relocate their original, September 8 home opener with Alcorn State to Birmingham, Alabama because of the hurricane.
UCF routs FIU 61-17, spoiling Butch Davis’ return
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — McKenzie Milton threw for four touchdowns and 360 yards, and Central Florida routed Florida International 61-17 in Thursday night's season opener to spoil coach Butch Davis' return to the field for the first time since 2010.
Milton capped the opening drive with a 22-yard scoring pass to Jordan Atkins, and the Knights capitalized on an interception and a safety to lead 40-10 at halftime.
Louisiana Tech wins C-USA showdown with FIU, 44-24
MIAMI (AP) — Carlos Henderson's 92-yard kickoff return and a big interception by Xavier Woods helped Louisiana Tech blunt Florida International comebacks and take a 44-24 victory Saturday night.
After FIU's Alex McGough hit Thomas Owens for a 6-yard pass to get within 37-24 with 6:14 left, Henderson took the ensuing kickoff the distance. After FIU got within 10 in the third quarter, Woods' 45-yard return to the FIU 2 set up a score.
McGough’s 3 TDs help FIU rally to beat Charlotte 27-26
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Alex McGough accounted for three touchdowns, including a 9-yard scoring pass to Jonnu Smith with 1:05 to play, and Florida International beat Charlotte 27-26 on Saturday night for its third win in a row.
McGough completed 26 of 42 passes for 315 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions and added a 19-yard scoring run in the first quarter.
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.
McGough rallies FIU to 33-31 win over FAU
MIAMI (AP) — Alex McGough ran for two touchdowns and passed for another, Austin Taylor kicked the go-ahead field goal and Florida International beat Florida Atlantic 33-31 on Saturday in a game that featured five lead changes.
FAU (1-4, 0-1 Conference USA) led 24-14 after Azeez Al-Shaair intercepted McGough's pass on the first play of the second half and returned it 30 yards for a score.