NCAAF Game Recap - Miami (FL) at Florida International
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:00 PM EST

Ark
20
LSU
56
F
PSU
17
OHSt
28
F
TxAM
13
UGA
19
F
WCU
3
Ala
66
F
Oreg
28
AzSt
31
F
Utah
35
Ariz
7
F
TCU
24
Okla
28
F
Minn
38
NW
22
F
Mich
39
Ind
14
F
Tex
10
Bayl
24
F
Purd
24
Wisc
45
F
BC
7
ND
40
F
Sam
0
Aub
52
F
Temp
13
Cin
15
F
Mem
49
SoFL
10
F
Ill
10
Iowa
19
F
Boise
56
UtSt
21
F
SMU
28
Navy
35
F
OkSt
20
WVU
13
F
TxSt
13
App
35
F
Pitt
0
VaTec
28
F
E Mi
45
NIU
17
F
Ohio
66
BGSU
24
F
Akr
17
MiaOH
20
F
Toled
30
Buff
49
F
NCSt
26
GATec
28
F
ColSt
7
Wyo
17
F
Ball
38
Kent
41
F
UCF
34
Tul
31
F
ECU
31
UConn
24
F
Kans
31
IASt
41
F
Lib
27
UVA
55
F
MSU
27
Rut
0
F
BYU
56
UMass
24
F
SoAl
15
GASt
28
F
AF
44
NM
22
F
GaSo
33
ArkSt
38
F
UCLA
35
USC
52
F
ETenn
0
Vand
38
F
LaTec
14
UAB
20
F
W Ky
28
SMiss
10
F
NorTx
14
Rice
20
F
Mer
7
UNC
56
F
Neb
54
MD
7
F
UT-M
7
KY
50
F
Marsh
13
Char
24
F
SJSU
35
UNLV
38
F
Cal
24
Stan
20
F
UTEP
35
NMSt
44
F
Syr
34
Lou
56
F
OD
17
MidTN
38
F
CoCar
42
ULMon
45
F
Troy
3
ULLaf
53
F
FlAtl
40
UTSA
26
F
K St
30
TxTch
27
F
MiaFL
24
FLInt
30
F
Hou
24
Tuls
14
F
Tenn
24
Mizzu
20
F
Abil
7
MisSt
45
F
Duke
27
Wake
39
F
OreSt
53
WaSt
54
F
Wash
14
Colo
20
F
Nev
35
Fres
28
F
SDSU
11
Hawaii
14
F

Nov 23, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Miami (FL) (6-5)

0

0

3

21

24

Florida International (6-5)

10

3

3

14

30

A crosstown rivalry stunner: FIU defeats Miami, 30-24
Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:05 AM

MIAMI (AP) The last time Miami played at the Orange Bowl was a disaster.

The Hurricanes' return to the site might have been even worse.

Miami didn't just lose a football game on Saturday night - it lost to crosstown rival FIU, a relatively fledgling program that has been completely overshadowed by the Hurricanes since its inception two decades ago and barely registers a blip of notice.

That is, until now.

James Morgan threw a pair of touchdown passes, and FIU - a team mostly composed of Florida kids, many of whom grew up wanting to play for the Hurricanes - pulled off easily the most significant win in its program's history by stunning Miami 30-24 at Marlins Park, a stadium built on the soil where the five-time national champions were once the most unbeatable force in college football.

"That used to be our dream school," said FIU kicker Jose Borregales, who connected on three field goals - two of them from 50 yards or more. "Everybody knew Miami. Beating them today, it's like, yeah, we're here."

The Panthers were 20-point underdogs, were 0-3 all-time against Miami and hadn't even led the Hurricanes in any of those previous meetings.

But just like Miami's last game on those grounds, a 48-0 defeat to Virginia in 2007 in the team's Orange Bowl finale, this one will be remembered as an inexcusably bad night for the Hurricanes. Quarterback Jarren Williams was intercepted three times, running back Deejay Dallas departed early in the second half with what appeared to be a grotesque elbow injury, and the Hurricanes - who once won 58 consecutive games at the site - never led.

"Utter disappointment," Miami coach Manny Diaz said.

Miami was down 23-3 early in the fourth quarter, then got within 23-17 with 3:10 left on a 35-yard pass from Williams to Mark Pope. But FIU's Anthony Jones - who ran for a game-high 112 yards - sealed the win with a 37-yard touchdown run with 2:17 remaining.

Williams connected with Dee Wiggins for a 3-yard scoring pass with 31 seconds left. But FIU recovered the ensuing onside kick, ran out the clock and began celebrating.

"We've got to do a lot better job getting our guys prepared for this kind of game," Diaz said.

Shemar Thornton and Tony Gaiter IV caught touchdown passes for the Panthers (6-5), who are bowl eligible with the win. The Panthers started 1-3, got blown out in two of their three most recent games - by 33 points to Middle Tennessee State and by 30 to Florida Atlantic - and yet pulled this off.

"We did everything we can, when everybody says you can't," FIU coach Butch Davis said. "To be (three)-touchdown underdogs ... if you believe that you can, then you can."

Cam'ron Harris rushed for 83 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown for Miami (6-5), which came into the weekend with hopes of possibly getting into the Orange Bowl. Those chances are doomed now.

The Panthers were brash - 14 penalties for 144 yards - and not intimidated. They also weren't afraid to manipulate the rules a bit, with no fewer than five instances of players going down with what appeared to be injuries that just happened to come at times where slowing down Miami would be advantageous. The first two of those came in the second quarter with Miami going for it on fourth downs, and the Hurricanes came up empty on both including a fourth-and-goal from the 1.

Davis insisted the injuries were no ploy. This was not in doubt: Miami simply couldn't stop hurting itself at big times, and paid the price. And criticism from the Hurricanes' fan base has already started.

"The noise is deserved," Diaz said. "We need to get this fixed."

BIG PICTURE

Miami: Bye weeks were not kind to the Hurricanes this season. Miami fell to 0-3 out of bye weeks, after losses to North Carolina, Virginia Tech and now FIU. The Hurricanes were outscored 48-3 in the first quarters of those three games.

FIU: Borregales is the older brother of Miami commitment Andres Borregales - another kicker with big-time power. The FIU kicker was not recruited by the Hurricanes.

EARLY TROUBLE

This was the 10th time in the last six seasons that Miami trailed by double digits after the first quarter. The Hurricanes are 0-10 in those games. The last time they erased such a deficit after one quarter was in 2013, when they were down 17-7 to Georgia Tech after 15 minutes before prevailing.

MORGAN EFFECTIVE

Morgan didn't have big numbers - 13 for 27, 125 yards - yet managed the game perfectly. "This entire year, I feel like we've believed in ourselves," Morgan said. "Tonight, it finally came to fruition."

UP NEXT

Miami: Closes the regular season next Saturday at Duke.

FIU: Closes the regular season next Saturday at Marshall.

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Passing

MiaFL Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Williams 36 19 52.8 2 249 35 3 58.7
FLInt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Morgan 30 16 53.3 2 160 29 0 91.0

Rushing

MiaFL Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Harris 11 86 7.8 19 1
D. Dallas 9 50 5.6 14 0
FLInt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
A. Jones 16 112 7.0 37 1
N. Maxwell 7 35 5.0 24 0

Receiving

MiaFL Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
W. Mallory 4 71 17.8 29 0
M. Pope 2 49 24.5 35 1
FLInt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Scott 1 0 0.0 0 0
T. Gaiter IV 6 82 13.7 19 1

Fumbles

MiaFL F FL
J. Williams 1 0
FLInt F FL
J. Morgan 1 0

Returning

MiaFL KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Osborn 3 18.0 0 31 1 2.0 0 2
J. Thomas 1 22.0 0 22 0 - 0 0
FLInt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Gaiter IV 0 - 0 0 1 19.0 0 19
N. Maxwell 1 24.0 0 24 0 - 0 0

Punting

MiaFL Punt Yds Avg LgPu
L. Hedley 3 156 52.0 61
FLInt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. Heatherly 6 241 40.2 44

Takeaways

FLInt Int Yds InTD
J. Gates 1 16 0
S. Thomas-Oliver III 1 23 0

Team Stats Comparison

MiaFL FLInt
Points For 24 30
Total Yards 413 297
Rushing Yards 164 137
Passing Yards 249 160
Passing Completions / Attempts 19/36 16/30
Turnovers 3 0
Interceptions Thrown 3 0
Fumbles - Lost 2/0 1/0
First Downs 26 17
Penalties - Yards 6/65 14/144
Time Of Possession 47:47 13:13
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 1/10 6/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 3/5 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 3/52 6/40

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter MiaFL FLInt
FLInt 4:52 FG Jose Borregales 29 yd FG 0 3
FLInt 11:01 TD Shemar Thornton 29 yd pass from James Morgan (Jose Borregales kick) 0 10
2nd Quarter MiaFL FLInt
FLInt 14:58 FG Jose Borregales 50 yd FG 0 13
3rd Quarter MiaFL FLInt
FLInt 5:58 FG Jose Borregales 53 yd FG 0 16
MiaFL 13:08 FG Camden Price 22 yd FG 3 16
4th Quarter MiaFL FLInt
FLInt 3:56 TD Tony Gaiter IV 13 yd pass from James Morgan (Jose Borregales kick) 3 23
MiaFL 6:53 TD Cam'Ron Harris 14 yd run (Camden Price kick) 10 23
MiaFL 11:50 TD Mark Pope 35 yd pass from Jarren Williams (Camden Price kick) 17 23
FLInt 12:43 TD Anthony Jones 37 yd run (Jose Borregales kick) 17 30
MiaFL 14:29 TD Dee Wiggins 3 yd pass from Jarren Williams (Camden Price kick) 24 30

Game Information

Stadium: Marlins Park, Miami, Florida
Attendance: 27,339
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