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Frank Nutile threw for 254 yards and a touchdown to lead Temple to a 28-3 victory over Florida International in the Gasparilla Bowl on Thursday night.
Alex McGough passed for 296 yards and three touchdowns and added 108 rushing yards and another score, and FIU beat UMass 63-45 on Saturday to tie a program record for most wins in a season.
D'Vonte Price returned a fumbled fake punt 38 yards for a TD during a surge of 28 unanswered points that shot FIU past Western Kentucky 41-17 Friday night.
Jason Driskel threw four touchdown passes, completing 18 of 25 for 239 yards, and Florida Atlantic cruised to a 52-24 victory over Florida International on Saturday night.
Ray Lawry ran for 168 yards and two touchdowns, Steven Williams threw a pair of touchdown passes and Old Dominion beat Florida International 37-30 on Saturday night.
Alex McGough tossed two third-quarter touchdown passes and the Florida International defense did the rest in a 14-7 victory over Texas-San Antonio on Saturday.
Alex McGough threw a pair of touchdown passes to Thomas Owens as Florida International jumped out early and held on to beat Marshall 41-30 on Saturday.
Jose Borregales kicked three field goals, Thomas Owens had six receptions for 152 yards and FIU beat Tulane 23-10 Saturday night.
Tavares Thomas had just six carries but punched in three of them for touchdowns Saturday to lift Middle Tennessee to a 37-17 win over Florida International.
Golden Panthers lead unlikely winners
FIU's win probability dropped as low as 6 percent before it rallied to win by one. North Texas and Utah State both overcame 13 percent odds to win, with Texas A&M right behind at 14 percent.
Alex McGough threw for one touchdown and ran for two more to spark Florida International's come-from-behind, 30-29 victory over Charlotte Saturday night in a home opener delayed by Hurricane Irma.
Jose Borregales kicked field goals from 37 and 44-yards out to help give Florida International a 13-7 win over Rice in its Conference USA opener Saturday night.
FIU has a full 12-game football schedule again after striking a deal to play host to UMass on Dec. 2.
FIU and Indiana have called off their football game in Bloomington on Saturday because of complications related to the effects of Hurricane Irma.
Alex McGough threw for 328 yards and had a go-ahead touchdown run with 1:12 remaining to help Florida International beat FCS Alcorn State 17-10 on Friday night for coach Butch Davis' first victory at the school.
McKenzie Milton threw for four touchdowns and 360 yards, and Central Florida routed Florida International 61-17 in Thursday night's season opener to spoil coach Butch Davis' return to the field for the first time since 2010.
ESPN Stats and Information
There are just 7 days until the start of college football's opening week. All 7 FBS coaches in the state of Florida have won a national title either as a head coach, assistant coach or as a player. New coaches to the state include USF's Charlie Strong, FAU's Lane Kiffin & FIU's Butch Davis.
Jonnu Smith is among them. The tight end looked good on the field and needs to impress off the field, too.
Time -- and wins and losses -- will ultimately tell if the hires during this coaching cycle made the dean's list, but it's not too early to review how the new 21 head coaches are doing so far.
Rich Skrosky resigned Tuesday after three seasons as Elon coach to join Butch Davis' staff at FIU. Skrosky was 7-27 while leading Elon's transition into CAA Football.