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FIU Panthers QB Alex McCough honored

Sophomore quarterback Alex McGough’s contribution to Saturday’s 41-12 rout of Old Dominion, completing 31 of 39 passes for 390 yards and three touchdowns, earned him his first Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week Award.

It’s also the first conference player of the week award for FIU this season. FIU nominated McGough, but could’ve also put forth junior tight end Jonnu Smith and his 10 catches for 183 yards and two touchdowns.

McGough’s yardage was the second highest game total in FIU history behind Paul McCall’s 400 in the 2008 overtime game against FAU. His completions tied Josh Patrick’s 2005 game against Troy for second behidn Wes Carroll’s 35 against Maryland in 2010. And the 79.5 completion percentage ranks third behind E.J. Hilliard’s 90 (nine of 10) against Louisville in 2012 and Carroll’s 84.2 percent against Louisiana-Lafayette in 2010.