After last Saturday’s 28-21 loss to Louisville, the FIU defense got a big compliment from the quarterback who was trying to pick it apart.
Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, a Miami Northwestern High graduate, entered the game with an incredible 81.8 percent completion percentage. FIU held him to 53 percent on 19-of-36 passing.
Afterward, Bridgewater told several FIU players of their game plan and efforts, “I’ve never seen anything like that before.”
• Coach Mario Cristobal, in a manner of speaking, is telling his defense to keep its eyes open this week as the Panthers try to stop Louisiana-Lafayette’s option attack.
“Playing against option football is about vision first,” Cristobal said. “It’s discipline with your eyes. Identifying and then completing and finishing with your tackle.”