Recap - Blue Raiders Defeat Florida International 28-27
|Recap - Blue Raiders Defeat Florida International 28-27|
The Blue Raiders grabbed a Week 14 victory over the Golden Panthers on Saturday, winning 28-27 at FIU Stadium.
Middle Tennessee won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 55.5.
Dwight Dasher completed 14 of 23 pass attempts for 244 yards for the Blue Raiders in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Golden Panthers defense.
Darrian Mallary rushed for 104 yards for Florida International, while Darriet Perry added 53 yards. Wesley Carroll threw for 141 yards for the Golden Panthers, while receivers Wayne Times and Darriet Perry had 45 and 30 yards respectively.
Middle Tennessee was outgained by Florida International 414-369 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 20-13 by the Golden Panthers.
Middle Tennessee lost the time of possession battle 36:33/23:27, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.