Blazers Down Florida International 27-24 - Match Report
Jordan Howard tore up the turf for 159 rushing yards on Saturday to lead the Blazers to a 27-24 win over the Golden Panthers at FIU Stadium.
UAB did not, however, defeat the Golden Panthers against the spread, which closed at 6 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 52.5.
Austin Brown completed 19 of 30 pass attempts for 188 yards for the Blazers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Silas Spearman rushed for 45 yards for Florida International, while Jake Medlock added 41 yards. Jake Medlock threw for 302 yards for the Golden Panthers, while receivers Rockey Vann and Ya'keem Griner had 88 and 65 yards respectively.
Florida International was outgained by UAB 405-396 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 25-22 by the Blazers.
The time of possession battle favored Florida International as their offense was on the field for 30:21, longer than the 29:39 of their opponents.
Next game, UAB takes its act on the road to face UTSA looking for another win. For Florida International, they head home to face Louisiana Tech.