FIU quarterback James Morgan directed a late fourth-quarter drive, culminated by a 23-yard touchdown pass to C.J. Worton. And safety Olin Cushion’s interception in the end zone with 34 seconds remaining secured FIU’s victory.
If the Florida International University Panthers football team were to win its home game Saturday night against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, they would be the only team undefeated in league play in Conference USA’s East Division.
Florida Gators coach Dan Mullen, Florida State Seminoles coach Willie Taggart and Miami Hurricanes coach Mark Richt are among the 25 highest paid coaches in college football, according to a USA Today database.
Maurice Alexander, who was a dual-threat quarterback at Miami’s Booker T. Washington, switched to wide receiver after this year’s spring practices had ended, and he is now FIU’s second-leading pass-catcher.
Edwin Freeman, a graduate transfer from the Texas Longhorns who is now a starting outside linebacker for FIU, was home in Arlington, Texas, this past January when his football career suddenly changed directions because of an injury.