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.
College football fans have sometimes joked about a mythical bowl game called the Toilet Bowl between the two worst teams in the country. This Saturday, two of the worst teams in the country will be on the same field and someone will walk away with its first victory of the year.
Florida International University’s football team is teetering on complete irrelevance as the worst team in college football and the men’s basketball team is ineligible for the NCAA tournament due to academics. But, according to FIU president Mark Rosenberg, the schools is not considering any change with regards to head football coach Ron Turner or athletic director Pete Garcia.
The Ron Turner-led Florida International University Panthers are looking for their first victory of the season, but won’t find it this weekend when they travel to Louisville to play the Cardinals.
A few years ago, Florida International University was the whipping boy of the Football Bowl Subdivision. They were scheduled for a guaranteed win. Head coach Mario Cristobal changed that, but after he was fired; FIU has once again sunk to the bottom of the FBS.
The wheels continue to fall off for the Florida International Panthers football team in 2013.