FIU doesn’t have a multitude of injuries, but the ones the Panthers have are serious.
That begins with starting quarterback Jake Medlock.
“We know Medlock is out,” coach Mario Cristobal said.
Also, running back Darian Mallary is doubtful for Saturday’s game at Louisiana-Lafayette.
“Mallary right now is still trying to figure out if he’ll play or not,” Cristobal said. “We’ll see if he can play; if not we’ll go with what we have.”
CONFERENCE PLAY begins
Cristobal was asked if his 1-3 Panthers were starting a second season — the Sun Belt Conference season.
He said he doesn’t try to separate it from the entire season, but added, “We know that there is a conference season. When you get into conference play, there is a connotation that it’s directly related to your postseason and conference championship. This is our first conference game. The results in the next couple of weeks really determine the posturing in the conference and postseason. We know that; we understand that.”