The FIU Panthers entered the final game of a three-game homestand. Panthers are playing their best football up to this point coming off a solid win over Charlotte.
Quarterback James Morgan had an efficient game (13 of 16 for 160 yards and two touchdowns).
Morgan may have been rubbing his hands and should have more than enough opportunities against a UTEP pass rush that’s last in C-USA in sacks (5), and a pass defense ranked ninth in C-USA.
Morgan was 9 of 17 for 150 yards passing and a touchdown for Florida International.
Anthony Jones ran 15 times for 102 yards and a touchdown and caught one pass for 61 yards to help Florida International beat UTEP 32-17 on Saturday.
Jones’ 3-yard TD run made it 25-7 in the first minute of the fourth quarter, and Napoleon Maxwell stretched it 32-10 with a 10-yard TD run with 3:43 to go.
The Panthers (4-3, 2-2 Conference USA) trailed 7-3 after the first quarter before scoring 15 second-quarter points on a touchdown, two field goals, and a safety.
Shemar Thornton caught four passes for 50 yards and a score.
Kai Locksley ran 11 times for 66 yards, and Treyvon Hughes rushed 20 times for 48 yards and a touchdown for the Miners (1-5, 0-3).
The beat goes on in Conference USA.
UTEP will play host to Louisiana Tech.
The Panthers take their talents to Middle Tennessee.