Morgan throws for 2 TDs and FIU runs all over Umass, 63-24
MIAMI (AP) — James Morgan threw for 207 yards and two touchdowns and Shawndarrius Phillips and Napoleon Maxwell each ran for two more scores as Florida International thrashed UMass, 63-24 on Saturday night.
Phillips scored from four-yards out to open the scoring and scored again from 22-yards out to open the second quarter. Morgan threw both of his touchdown passes in the first half as the Golden Panthers built a 42-10 lead by intermission.
Maxwell scored from 3-yards out in the first quarter and capped the scoring with a 17-yard run in the fourth.
Morgan finished 16 of 23 passing with an interception. Phillips carried 16 times for 117 yards and Maxwell added 101 yards on 17 carries.
FIU (2-1) finished with 329 yard rushing and 536 yards of total offense.
Michael Curtis threw for 158 yards and a touchdown for the Minutemen (1-3), but was picked off twice.