FIU notebook

FIU Panthers’ offense makes plays

In 11-on-11 drills that ended practice, the first-team offense actually had more success against the first-team defense than the second- or third- team defense. The offense drove 58 yards to a 5-yard Jake Medlock-to- Dominique Rhymes touchdown pass. Then, the first-team offense drove 28 yards, converting two fourth-downs, to a 47-yard field goal in a two-minute drill (actually 1:15).

Freshmen playing early

How young could FIU be? Eight freshmen took several snaps with the first or second teams Saturday. Freshman tight end Jonnu Smith and freshman wide receiver Shug Oyegunle took most of their snaps with the first team, the latter because sophomore DeAndre Jasper missed practice because of a family matter.

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