The FIU Panthers, who helped send Alex McGough to the NFL Draft this past April and have Conference USA’s Newcomer of the Year James Morgan as their current quarterback, are set to sign Nashville pro-style passer Stone Norton on Dec. 19.
This entire season has been a leap of faith for FIU QB James Morgan, who left Bowling Green as a graduate transfer and landed at FIU this past summer. And James and FIU have been rewarded for his faith.
Florida International University would have set a school record for single-season wins and also made it to the Conference USA title game for the first time with a win Saturday. Instead they will play Toledo in the Bahamas Bowl Dec. 21 on ESPN.
FIU coach Butch Davis knows that if his Panthers can beat Charlotte and then come home and defeat Marshall in their regular-season finale, they will head to the C-USA title game for the first time in school history.
If the FIU Panthers win their remaining two scheduled games, they will set a school record for most victories in a season while also clinching a berth in the Conference USA championship for the first time.
If FIU wins its three games left, it will play for the Conference USA title. Of those three opponents remaining, only one has a winning record, Marshall (5-3, 3-2). But up next Saturday: Texas-San Antonio.