The FIU Panthers scored, UMass Minutemen did not

The FIU Panthers scored, UMass Minutemen did not

The UMass Minutemen football team is awful.

The Minutemen are not that bad; they visited the FIU Panthers after a win over Akron.

The Panthers were coming off a bye after a loss to Louisiana Tech.

That is all the suspense I will build up for this game.

Maurice Alexander returned a punt 90 yards for a touchdown ballooning their lead over the Minutemen 24-0, Alexander totaled 140 yards on two returns for FIU (2-3) as they routed the Minutemen 44-0.

“All week coach Butch Davis mentioned I might not get a return when I saw it bounce, I said to myself I have some action,” Alexander stated.

FIU Outgained UMass 541-115 on the night, as the Panthers earned their largest margin of victory of the season.

The shutout was just FIU’s second in program history, with the only other coming in a 42-0 victory over Butler in 2002.

Through three-quarters UMass (1-5) had 130 total yards with five first downs and trailed 44-0. The Minutemen finished at 115 total yards of offense.

The 115 total yards allowed on defense set a program record, beating the previous low of 154 yards allowed against FAMU in 2005.

James Morgan passed for 263 yards and two touchdowns, Anthony Jones rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown.

The beat goes on.

The Minutemen complete back to back road games when they visit Louisiana Tech.

The Panthers play host to Charlotte for their homecoming game.

 

 

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