This week FIU had its best game so far this season.
There were so many things going for them, and with a killer mentality the Golden Panthers avenged last year’s loss to Old Dominion with a 41-12 beat down in 2015.
It was clear that this week they had enough of the big losses and the lack of execution. FIU looked like a top tier team, and was almost flawless on the offensive end.
Quarterback Alex McGough was nearly perfect, completing 31 of 39 passes for 390 yards and 3 touchdowns. The other key player of the game was running back Alex Gardner, who ran for 60 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.
The offense was clicking on all cylinders, and unlike usual, Alex Gardner did not leave the team in receiving yards. Tight end Jonnu Smith lead the team with 183 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, on 10 receptions.
The great offensive game is reflected in the scoring chart, with the Golden Panthers scoring in every quarter and starting the game with some very explosive play.
By half time the Golden Panthers were leading 17-6, and after a dominant second half performance FIU gained momentum going into next week’s game.