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Pete Pelegrin
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FIU wraps up its 15th football season against Old Dominion in Norfolk, Virginia on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers (4-7, 4-3 Conference USA) look to add to their program-best in Conference USA wins if they can defeat the Monarchs. ODU (8-3, 6-1 C-USA) is playing for much more, specifically a possible... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU takes on Old Dominion in the 2016 season finale Saturday in Norfolk. The Monarchs (8-3, 6-1 Conference USA) are a much-improved team having already three more wins than last season and are headed to a bowl game. The Panthers had no trouble with the Monarchs last season defeating ODU... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Five years ago Marshall and FIU met in a bowl game for the first time. The Thundering Herd defeated the Panthers 20-10 in the St. Petersburg Bowl. Saturday night at FIU Stadium there will be no bowl berth on the line for either of these 3-7 teams. Instead MU and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU is down to its final two games of the 2016 season with Marshall coming to town Saturday and then the Panthers traveling to Norfolk, Virginia the day after Thanksgiving for a Saturday game against much-improved Old Dominion. This year's Thundering Herd is not your father's Thundering Herd. Marshall has... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU has the blueprint for dealing with a team with an explosive offense. After all the Panthers will be playing their third consecutive game against a powerful, high-scoring offense Saturday when they visit WKU. FIU hung in against Louisiana Tech and Middle Tennessee the last two weeks but with very... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU and WKU have been playing each other since they were Sun Belt Conference rivals. The Panthers visit the Hilltoppers Saturday for the first time since 2011 when FIU had its program-record eight-win season and went to the St. Petersburg Bowl. The Panthers (3-6) need to win their final three... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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The Conference USA gauntlet continues for FIU Saturday in Bowling Green, Kentucky when the Panthers take on another juggernaut offense in the WKU Hilltoppers. WKU averages 41.6 points per game and 506 yards of total offense per game. Another staunch test for the FIU defense. The last two weeks against... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Thanks to winning its first three Conference USA games this season FIU is in a good spot atop C-USA's East Division tied with WKU at 3-1. With four division games left in the regular season, the Panthers (3-5 overall) control whether they win the division and a spot in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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For the second straight week the top offense in Conference USA comes to FIU Stadium. Last week it was Louisiana Tech, which at the time had the most total yards per game in the league. That was until the FIU defense kept the Bulldogs under their average and allowed Middle... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Coming off facing one offensive juggernaut in Louisiana Tech last week, FIU gets another one this week when Middle Tennessee comes to town. The Blue Raiders are second in several offensive categories in Conference USA. However, Middle Tennessee now has the top offense in C-USA in total yards thanks to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Like many a college football games these days, Saturday's tilt between FIU and Louisiana Tech could be decided by which team has the football last, kind of like a basketball game. The Bulldogs come to Miami as the top offense in Conference USA averaging 41.6 points per game and 550... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Louisiana Tech brings the top offense in Conference USA to FIU on Saturday. The Bulldogs score the most points (41.6) per game and total the most yards (550) per game in the conference. Overall, the Bulldogs are eighth in total defense and second in rushing defense in C-USA. Of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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They say you need to win three games in a row for it to count as a winning streak. Well, consider FIU on a winning streak after its 27-26 comeback win against Charlotte last Saturday in the Tar Heel State. The Panthers (3-4, 3-0 Conference USA) are the current East... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU goes for three wins in a row Saturday when it visits Charlotte. The 49ers are coming off a big win at Florida Atlantic, their first Conference USA win in their short history. Despite Charlotte being in just its second season in C-USA this game is by no means a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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The Charlotte 49ers are in their second season as a Conference USA football team. The 49ers did not look like a second-year program last week going on the road and defeating Florida Atlantic. In that win the 49ers switched quarterbacks and it paid off with a more mobile and athletic... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU visits Charlotte for the first time in its football program history Saturday. The Panthers defeated the 49ers 48-31 last season at FIU Stadium. FIU (2-4, 2-0 Conference USA) comes into Saturday's game at Jerry Richardson Stadium having won its last two games. Charlotte (2-4, 1-1) defeated Florida Atlantic 28-23... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU will be dealing with the natural elements this weekend. First, the Panthers are leaving behind hurricane-soaked Miami and landing in El Paso on Friday afternoon. On Saturday, FIU will play at the historic Sun Bowl, which is 3,800 feet above sea level. The high altitude in El Paso could... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU makes its second visit to El Paso, Texas in the 14-plus year history of the program on Saturday to take on UTEP. The Miners (1-4) like the Panthers (1-4) had preseason bowl aspirations and like FIU still have plenty of season to play. The Panthers lost 33-10 at UTEP... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Like FIU, UTEP is 1-4 heading into Saturday's matchup at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. The Miners defeated New Mexico State, a former Sun Belt Conference foe of FIU, 38-22 to open the season and then lost four straight -- two against some of the better Conference USA... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Both Florida Atlantic and FIU begin Conference USA play Saturday when they meet in Don Shula Bowl XV. The Panthers will play their first game under interim head coach Ron Cooper as FIU seeks its first win of the season. FAU is 1-3 and looking to keep the Shula Bowl... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Don Shula Bowl XV will be played Saturday at FIU Stadium. Yes, it has been 15 years of the Shula Bowl -- the annual rivalry game between Florida Atlantic and FIU, schools separated by 57 miles and that started their football programs in 2001 and 2002, respectively. The Owls lead... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Saturday's fifth meeting between FIU and Central Florida (the intrastate series is tied 2-2) is likely to come down to who can control the tempo of the game. UCF, under first-year coach Scott Frost, employs a fast break, read-option system that Frost brought from Oregon where he was the offensive... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU defeated Central Florida last year 15-14 to open the 2015 season in Orlando. The Knights are a much different team now with first-year coach Scott Frost, who has brought the Oregon offense east to Florida. Frost was the Ducks offensive coordinator last season and has implemented a fast-paced, spread-option... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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FIU wraps up its non-conference schedule Saturday at home against UCF. The Panthers and the Knights know each other well from not only their intrastate series but many of the players on each side played with or against one another in high school. However, at this point that may be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl
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Either FIU or UMass will have its first win of the season by Saturday night in Amherst, Massachusetts. The Panthers and Minutemen enter Saturday's game each at 0-2. UMass earned its first win of 2015 against FIU, 24-14 in Amherst. However, as you might imagine these are different teams in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2016 at FIU Panthers Prowl