Senior defensive tackle Greg Hickman’s third forced fumble of the season Saturday put him fourth nationally in that category. Hickman also ranks 17th in tackles for loss. He leads Conference USA in both categories. Hickman’s seven career forced fumbles is an FIU record.
• Playing 0-5 Southern Mississippi meant FIU’s past FBS opponents are now 9-6 for the season, tied with Texas A&M, Kent State and the University of Miami for 29th toughest schedule so far in the nation.