McGough leads come­back as FIU tops Char­lotte, 30-29

South Florida Times - - SPORTS - As­so­ci­ated Press

UNIVER­SITY PARK, Fla. - Alex McGough threw for one touch­down and ran for two more to spark Florida In­ter­na­tional's come-from-be­hind, 30-29 vic­tory over Char­lotte Satur­day night in a home opener de­layed by Hur­ri­cane Irma.

The Pan­thers (3-1, 2-0 Con­fer­ence USA) were forced to re­lo­cate their orig­i­nal, Septem­ber 8 home opener with Al­corn State to Birm­ing­ham, Alabama be­cause of the hur­ri­cane.

Hasaan Klugh ran for three touch­downs and passed for a fourth to spark Char­lotte (0-5, 0-2) to a 26-7 lead with 2:51 left in the first half.

McGough started the come­back by hit­ting Thomas Owens from six yards out to make it 26-14 at in­ter­mis­sion. He scored from 8-yards out in the third quar­ter to make it 29-21 and scored on a 14-yard run to make it 29-27 after the Pan­ther's' two­point con­ver­sion failed.

McGough then en­gi­neered a six-play, 59-yard drive to set up Jose Bor­re­gales' 27-yard field goal with 7:22 left to se­cure the win.

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