Separated by nine miles, Miami and FIU are natural rivals.
Richard Leonard returned a fumble 100 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter and Florida International beat Florida Atlantic 38-10 on Thursday night in a game delayed about two hours at halftime because of lightning.
There’s little chance that Louisville will overlook Florida International this week. And FIU can blame Virginia for that.
Miami and Florida International will meet again in football.
Florida International University’s home field has a new name after the university inked a deal with Ocean Bank.
Dennis Mavin turned a Jerome Frink steal into a three-point play with 39 seconds left as Florida International held on to defeat Florida Atlantic 66-57 Saturday.
Two Florida football teams going in the opposite directions will meet Friday afternoon, but it’s not Florida and Florida State. Instead it’s an upstart Florida Atlantic University Owls team battling a moribund Florida International University Panthers team.
Raymond Taylor had 18 points and seven assists to lead Florida International to 75-66 victory over Stetson Monday.
Shane Tucker rushed for 95 yards and two touchdowns, including a 48-yard breakaway sprint, to help drive Middle Tennessee to a 48-0 rout over Florida International on Saturday.
The Florida International University Panthers have won only one game this season and things don’t look any easier this weekend when the East Carolina Pirates come to South Florida to play at FIU.