The Florida International Panthers play for their first Sun Belt Conference win of the year as they travel to play the South Alabama Jaguars in Mobile, Ala. on Saturday.
After a school-best season in 2011, Florida International has struggled to a 1-8 record in its 2012 campaign and is 0-5 in Sun Belt play. Its most recent loss was a 14-6 defeat to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, a game the Panthers lost despite outgaining their opponent. Sophomore quarterback Jake Medlock leads the Panthers' offense, completing 59% of his passes while throwing nine touchdowns to two interceptions in seven games.
South Alabama is 2-6 in its provisional and inaugural season as an FBS team and Sun Belt member. Its first-ever Sun Belt win came on Oct. 20 as the Jaguars beat Florida Atlantic in double overtime. Quarterback Ross Metheny has averaged 211 passing yards with a 55% completion rate over his last three games. Sophomore Demetre Baker is the Jaguars' feature running back. Averaging five yards per carry, Baker rushed for a season-high 115 yards last week in a 38-24 loss to Louisiana-Monroe.
The meeting is the first-ever between the two schools.
Date/Time: Sat., Nov. 3, 3:30 p.m. ET
Odds: FIU by 3.5 points
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