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FIU sets records in 63-45 win over UMass

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FIU sets records in 63-45 win over UMass

MIAMI - Alex McGough passed for 296 yards and three touchdowns and added 108 rushing yards and another score, and FIU beat UMass 63-45 on Saturday to tie a program record for most wins in a season.

FIU (8-4), which also won eight games in 2011, set a program record with 674 total yards, topping 668 at Troy in 2010. The Golden Panthers gained 379 yards on the ground - with six touchdowns - for the third most rushing yards.

FIU scored on all seven trips to the red zone to set a program mark for points, besting a 55-point game in 2003.

Alex Gardner added 108 yards on the ground and two touchdowns for FIU. Napoleon Maxwell had 77 yards on 10 carries and two scores, and Bryce Singleton caught six passes for 111 yards and set a freshman record with three TDs.

McGough was 20-of-25 passing and carried it 11 times.

Andrew Ford completed 30 of 44 passes for 349 yards and four touchdowns with one interception for UMass (4-5).

UMass wins a game on the road, hands BYU its 9th loss, 16-10

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UMass wins a game on the road, hands BYU its 9th loss, 16-10

PROVO, Utah - Andrew Ford fired a 40-yard touchdown pass to Andy Isabella and Logan Laurent kicked three field goals to stake UMass to a 16-0 lead at BYU and the Minutemen held on to post a 16-10 victory Saturday - earning a fourth win for the first time as an FBS school.

UMass (4-7) started playing FBS football in 2012 and never won more than three games nor won a road game against a team outside of the Mid-American Conference.

The victory ended both streaks.

The loss gives BYU nine losses for the third time in school history, matching 1949 and 1955. The Cougars have one game remaining next week in Honolulu against Hawaii with the prospect of their first 10-loss season looming.

Rhett Almond got BYU on the board with a 40-yard field goal with 1:35 left in the third quarter and Joe Critchlow hit Matt Bushman with a 6-yard TD pass in the final minute.

Critchlow was 21 of 45 passing for 257 yards, but the Cougars managed just 42 net rushing yards.

UMass can't hold first-half lead, falls 34-23 to No. 21 Mississippi State

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UMass can't hold first-half lead, falls 34-23 to No. 21 Mississippi State

STARKVILLE, Miss. - Nick Fitzgerald ran for 135 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 21 Mississippi State over UMass 34-23 on Saturday.

No. 21 Mississippi State (7-2, CFP No. 16) trailed 20-13 at halftime, but scored two quick touchdowns in the third quarter to take a 27-20 advantage. UMass pulled within 27-23 on a short field goal in the fourth quarter, but couldn't move the ball in the final minutes. Click here for more.