Weekend Replay: Football beats UTEP, remains unbeaten in conference play


Sophomore running back Anthony Jones (#2) rushed for a career-best 128 yards on Oct. 8 against the UTEP Miners.

Sophomore running back Anthony Jones (#2) rushed for a career-best 128 yards on Oct. 8 against the UTEP Miners.

 

Running backs Alex Gardner and Anthony Jones led the FIU football team to its best offensive performance of the season and a 35-21 road victory over the UTEP Miners on Oct. 8.

The win is the second straight victory for the Panthers (2-4, 2-0 Conference USA), who currently sit tied atop the C-USA East Division standings.

Gardner tallied 141 yards rushing and a rushing touchdown while Jones added 128 rushing yards, marking just the second time in program history that FIU had two 100-yard rushers in the same game.

Quarterback Alex McGough turned in a terrific performance as well, finishing with three touchdown passes – two of them to wide receiver Thomas Owens – and 241 passing yards in the win.

With 499 total yards on offense, it was the best offensive output from the Panthers this season.

The Panthers will take on the Charlotte 49ers on the road Oct. 15 before returning to campus for the Homecoming Game against Louisiana Tech on Oct. 22.

For more information on FIU football, go to FIUSports.com.

FIU VOLLEYBALL

FIU volleyball suffered a frustrating 3-0 sweep (25-22, 25-23, 26-24) to the Rice Owls on Oct. 9 at FIU Arena.

Katie Hogan recorded a team-high 13 kills and Tia Clay added 10 kills in the loss.

A match against Marshall on Oct. 7 was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew and will be played on Oct. 11 in Huntington, West Virginia.

For more information on FIU volleyball, go to FIUSports.com.

FIU WOMEN’S SOCCER

Because of safety concerns surrounding Hurricane Matthew, the FIU women’s soccer contest against visiting Old Dominion, slated for Oct. 9, was postponed.

The Conference USA match has been rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 30, at the FIU Soccer Stadium.

For more information on FIU women’s soccer, go to FIUSports.com.

MEN’S SOCCER

The FIU men’s soccer team was also scheduled to play this weekend against South Carolina, but the game was postponed due to Hurricane Matthew.

The game will be played tonight (Oct. 10) at FIU Soccer Stadium, with the first touch slated for 7 p.m.

The Panthers (3-6-1, 1-2 C-USA) will be looking to snap a four-game losing streak against the Gamecocks, who enter the game with a seven-game winning streak.

For more information on FIU tennis, go to FIUSports.com.