FAU Owls defeated the FIU Panthers in annual Shula Bowl

FAU Owls defeated the FIU Panthers in annual Shula Bowl

The Florida Atlantic Owls have the “Lane train” moving full steam ahead.

The Owls played host to their in-state rival the Florida International University Panthers in the annual Shula Bowl, leading the Owls to put the steam boiler up to maximum pressure so the train can move faster.

Mama said there would be days like this for the Panthers.

Freshman Malcolm Davidson had 144 yards rushing and season-high three touchdowns on 17 carries, and Florida Atlantic rolled over the Panthers 37-7 on Saturday night.

The Owls remain undefeated, now 3-0 in the Shula Bowl under head coach Lane Kiffin.

“The second half was huge. Rivalry game. So, I’m proud of our players and happy for our fans,” Kiffin said. “The guys made a lot of significant plays in the game. There’s a lot of yards out there, but I think the story is really the defense.”

FAU currently leads the all-time series 13-4.

For the second time in three weeks, the FIU Panthers football team was badly outscored in the second half of an otherwise competitive game.

Chris Robison was 22-of-37 passing for 298 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown pass to Harrison Bryant, and Deangelo Antoine had nine receptions for 125 yards for FAU.

Tony Gaiter IV had seven receptions for 94 yards for the Panthers (5-5, 3-4).

FAU, which had 579 total yards and 30 first downs.

FIU is 0-4 in road games this season, getting outscored by a combined total of 172-69.

The marathon continues.

The Panthers play host to the University of Miami after a bye week at Marlins Park.

The Owls visit UTSA.

 

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