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Florida International senior WR Thomas Owens will miss the school's bowl game due to a knee injury.

The same injury kept him out of the final three games of the regular season. Owens will now set his focus on the NFL after catching 59 passes for 887 yards and six touchdowns in 9 games, resulting in his best collegiate season. FIU faces Temple in the school's bowl game.
Dec 12 - 11:20 AM

FIU senior RB Alex Gardner rushed for 108 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries in the school's 63-45 win over UMass.

Garder's longest run went for 33 yards. This was just Gardner's second 100-plus rushing performance, the other in week two against Alcorn State.
Dec 2 - 3:51 PM

FIU freshman WR Bryce Singleton recorded six catches for 111 yards and three touchdowns in the school's 63-45 win over UMass.

Heading into this game, Singleton had 10 catches and 112 yards to his name, so this was truly a breakout performance. Singleton will hope to carry this game into next season.
Dec 2 - 3:42 PM

Florida International sophomore RB Shawndarrius Phillips scored twice and ran for 69yards on 17 carries in a 41-17 victory over Western Kentucky on Friday.

The carries, yardage and touchdowns were easily highs for the sophomore running back. His four-yard score in the second quarter tied the game at 10-10 in the middle of the second quarter, and his one-yard plunge into the end zone opened up a ten-point lead for the Golden Panthers at 27-17. Phillips hasn't been a consistent part of the FIU offense, but he should see more touches starting next year. He and the Panthers have one more game in the regular season next week against UMass.
Nov 24 - 10:22 PM

FIU senior WR Thomas Owens (undisclosed) will not play Saturday against Florida Atlantic.

It's unknown if Owens won't play because of injury or because of disciplinary reasons at this time. It's a huge loss for the Golden Panthers, as Owens is one of the best and most efficient route runners in the country. If/when we find out why the 6-foot-1, 196-pound receiver isn't playing we will provide another update.
Nov 18 - 7:46 PM

FIU senior RB Alex Gardner rushed for 95 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries while catching two passes for 26 yards in Saturday's 37-30 loss to Old Dominion.

Nice overall game for the 5-foot-9, 192-pound Gardner, who posted his best rushing effort since he went for 102 yards against Alcorn State in Week 2 of the campaign. We had some hopes for big things from the senior this year -- he had posted escalating yardage totals in every season leading up to this one -- but with just 579 yards rushing to his name currently, he'll most likely end up falling short of the 930 rushing yards he posted a year ago.
Nov 12 - 3:48 PM

FIU senior QB Alex McGough completed 35-of-50 passes for 323 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 37-30 loss to Old Dominion.

The final score technically shows a one-possession advantage for Old Dominion, but McGough's second touchdown pass of the game which drew the Golden Panthers to within 37-30 came with just 20 seconds remaining in the contest. This was the 6-foot-3, 215-pounder's first game with more than 220 yards passing since the second week of the season. More encouraging on the statistical front, he's now hit on two touchdown passes in each of his last three games.
Nov 11 - 11:22 PM

FIU senior WR Thomas Owens is the most efficient route-runner among draft-eligible wideouts in the FBS, according to Pro Football Focus

Surprised? You shouldn't be, assuming you've heard of Owens, which you may not have. The 6-foot-1, 196-pound wideout averages 4.20 yards-per-route run, which is just above Oklahoma State star James Washington (4.00). With an ability to beat defenders deep and also run effective routes, Owens could be a very effective third wide receiver -- perhaps even a starter -- at the NFL level.
Nov 9 - 11:48 PM

FIU senior WR Thomas Owens caught eight passes for 72 yards with a touchdown in a 14-7 victory over UTSA.

This was an ugly football game, but Owens and FIU moved the ball just enough to get the win. His touchdown was a 13-yarder with just under four minutes left to give the Panthers a 7-0 lead. This ends Owens (6'1/196) streak of 100 yard games at four, but it's another strong effort in terms of receptions, and he's clearly the best offensive player on the FIU roster. They get a date with Old Dominion next week.
Nov 4 - 10:03 PM

FIU senior WR Thomas Owens caught seven passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday in a 41-30 victory over Marshall.

Owens (6'1/196) struggled in the early going of the season, but he's now surpassed 100 yards receiving in four straight games. During that stretch, he's averaged nearly eight catches per game. FIU has turned into one of the season's best under-the-radar stories. Butch Davis' Panthers, 5-2, are one win from bowl eligibility. They host UTSA next week.
Oct 28 - 5:42 PM

FIU senior WR Thomas Owens caught six passes for 152 yards on Saturday in a 23-10 victory over Tulane.

Owens (6'1/196) didn't get in the end zone, but he pretty much set up every score in the game for the Panthers. It's the third straight game the senior wideout has gone over 100 yards, and the second straight he's gone over 150. He'll look to keep both streaks alive against Marshall in two weeks.
Oct 14 - 10:01 PM

FIU senior WR Thomas Owens caught 11 passes for 162 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 37-17 loss to Middle Tennessee.

Owens (6'1/196) scored on a little four-yard grab early in the fourth quarter. After failing to surpass 100 yards receiving in FIU's first three games of the campaign, the senior wideout has now blown by that mark in back-to-back contests. For the season as a whole, Owens has caught 27 passes for 462 yards and three touchdowns across five games played. He'll look to keep it going against Tulane next weekend.
Oct 7 - 6:41 PM

FIU senior WR Thomas Owens caught seven passes for 101 yards and a score in a 30-29 victory over Charlotte on Saturday.

Owens (6'1/196) was held in check in the previous two games, but he was back over 100 against a less-than-stellar 49ers secondary. His touchdown was a six-yard strike from Alex McGough to bring the Panthers to within 26-14 late in the second quarter. He'll look to go over 100 again next week against Middle Tennessee State.
Sep 30 - 10:25 PM

FIU redshirt junior WR Julian Williams caught five passes for 129 yards in Friday's 17-10 win over Alcorn State.

Williams (5'11/190) proved to be a true deep threat for the Panthers, here, averaging 25.8 yards per reception with a long-catch of 41 yards. This marks the second consecutive game in which the redshirt junior has notched at least five catches. Through two games, he has put in 11 catches for 178 yards. He and QB Alex McGough will look to continue to build on their early connection in next Saturday's showdown with Indiana.
Sep 8 - 10:12 PM

FIU senior QB Alex McGough completed 21-of-33 passes for 328 yards in Friday's 17-10 win over Alcorn State.

McGough (6'3/215) was throwing for chunk yardage in averaging a healthy 9.9 YPA, but was unable to come through with a touchdown pass. Through two games, the senior gunslinger has thrown for 529 yards with a 1/1 TD/INT ratio. The Panthers have scored just 34 points combined in those two contests. They'll try to rev up the offense against Indiana next weekend, but to this point, there has been little spark.
Sep 8 - 9:57 PM


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