With that came a much-needed 28-day layoff, giving the weary No. 10 ranked Canes a chance to recuperate physically and refresh mentally before taking on No. 6 Wisconsin Saturday at Hard Rock Stadium.
Still, the No. 3 Hurricanes overcame all those factors and rallied back from a 14-point third quarter deficit by scoring 30 straight points over the final 27 minutes to come away with a 44-28 win over the visiting Cavaliers Saturday – sending their upperclassmen out with a win on Senior Day and allowing the 63,415 fans at Hard Rock Stadium to breathe a sigh of relief.
Not only will FIU be making its fourth-ever appearance in a bowl game, but the Golden Panthers will also need to dust off their passports since they’ve been invited to play in the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl on December 21 at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.