Here’s how FIU’s season has gone thus far — the team statistic in which it ranks highest nationally, punt returns (55th), also has brought it agony from three fumbles recovered by opponents who scored touchdowns on each ensuing drive.
The highest individual ranking is sophomore Richard Leonard’s 28th in kickoff returns, with his 26.43 yards per return average. Well, if you don’t count Jake Medlock being one of five FBS quarterbacks who haven’t thrown an interception this season.
This and that
• Several players, including senior safety Chuck Grace and junior wide receiver Willis Wright, are wearing pink mouthpieces to call attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
• In FIU’s last Sun Belt season before jumping to Conference USA, the Sun Belt has a 6-2 record vs. C-USA and is 11-5 over the past two years.