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FIU may have potentially long hold on Shula Bowl trophy

 

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A potentially long hold on trophy

FIU (2-8, 1-5 Sun Belt) travels to Florida Atlantic (3-7, 2-4) at 8 p.m. Friday to meet the Owls in the traditional Shula Bowl, which will be televised on ESPNU.

However, there is something special at stake. With FIU moving to Conference USA next season the two teams are not scheduled to play in 2013, and no future games have been scheduled.

Each year, the winner of the Shula Bowl gets to keep the emblematic winner’s trophy for a year. This time, it might be much more than a year.

“The winner keeps it,” FIU coach Mario Cristobal said, “and we absolutely want to keep it for a long while.”

Both teams are struggling, and Cristobal said that will make both teams “more hungry.” He added, “Everything else is blocked out. We have a chance to play our biggest rival on Friday night on national TV, and that’s great stuff.”

• FIU quarterback Jake Medlock needs only 22 passing yards to surpass Paul McCall’s school mark for yardage in a season set in 2009. McCall had 1,884 yards and Medlock, who missed more than two full games this season with an injury, has 1,863.

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