FIU erases early deficit to beat Toledo 35-32 in Makers Wanted Bahamas BowlDec 21, 2018 / Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Communications
NASSAU, Bahamas – FIU erased a 10-0 first-quarter deficit by halftime, and the Panthers held on for a 35-32 victory over Toledo in the 2018 Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl on Friday afternoon at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. The bowl game was played in a strong tropical breeze between 15-20 MPH and near-perfect field conditions...
Toledo Postgame Quotes – December 21, 2018Dec 21, 2018 / Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Communications
Head Coach Jason Candle Opening Statement “We’re not going to let this thing ruin our spirit, ruin our confidence moving forward, but we eventually have to start learning lessons from games like this, whatever those lessons may be. As far as the week goes and the trip goes, it was good for our kids to...
FIU Postgame Quotes – December 21, 2018Dec 21, 2018 / Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Communications
Head Coach Butch Davis Opening statement… “It’s spectacular to have won this game. These kids, the things that our entire football team has done for the last 10 or 11 months have been amazing. The hard work, the dedication, the unselfishness – you don’t win nine football games and set a school record for the...
2018 Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Postgame NotesDec 21, 2018 / Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Communications
Superlatives • A 3-yard touchdown run by Toledo’s Bryant Koback just 23 seconds into the game was the fastest score in Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl history, surpassing the previous mark of 1:17 by Richie James of Middle Tennessee in 2015. • That drive covered only 3 yards, which is the shortest drive in Bahamas Bowl...
Rockets and Panthers meet with media one last time before gameDec 20, 2018 / Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Communications
NASSAU, Bahamas – Toledo and FIU each had their final practice of the season and met with the media at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium on Thursday in preparation for tomorrow’s Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl. The game is scheduled for 12:30 pm EST on ESPN. Photo Gallery – Press Conference Hearing from both head coaches and...
FIU Press Conference Quotes – December 20, 2018Dec 20, 2018 / Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Communications
Head Coach Butch Davis Opening statement… “First of all, it’s a great honor to be here. Our players are super excited. I think absolutely everybody associated with FIU, from President Mark Rosenberg, our athletic director Pete Garcia, and the student body is excited. Our band got off the plane today and was marching around the...
Toledo Press Conference Quotes – December 20, 2018Dec 20, 2018 / Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Communications
Head Coach Jason Candle Opening Statement “On behalf of our university, our athletic department, and certainly the whole city of Toledo, we want to say we appreciate all the hospitality that’s been given to us this week. It’s been a tremendous opportunity for our young people to get out of the country and see a...
Rockets and Panthers spend Wednesday giving back to Nassau communityDec 19, 2018 / Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Communications
NASSAU, Bahamas – Already splitting time between preparing for the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl and enjoying Atlantis, several players from FIU and Toledo added something else to the mix on Wednesday afternoon by giving back to some Nassau youth. The afternoon started with representatives from the Rockets and the Panthers spending time with kids of...
FIU and Toledo continue to prep for Friday’s gameDec 19, 2018 / Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Communications
NASSAU, Bahamas — With less than 48 hours remaining until kickoff at the 2018 Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl, the focus in the FIU and Toledo locker rooms is starting to shift from fun to football. “We got out here and relaxed a little bit, then started to pick up the intensity and get in a good...