2011 FIU Panthers football team
|2011 FIU Panthers football|
|Conference||Sun Belt Conference|
|2011 record||8–5 (5–3 Sun Belt)|
|Head coach||Mario Cristobal (5th year)|
|Offensive coordinator||Scott Satterfield|
|Defensive coordinator||Todd Orlando|
|2011 Sun Belt football standings|
|Arkansas State $||8||–||0||10||–||3|
As of October 12, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll
The 2011 FIU Panthers football team represented Florida International University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Golden Panthers were led by fifth-year head coach Mario Cristobal and played their home games at FIU Stadium in Miami, Florida. They are members of the Sun Belt Conference. They finished the season 8–5, 5–3 in Sun Belt play to finish in fourth place. They were invited to the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl where they were defeated by Marshall 10–20.
|September 1||7:00 p.m.||North Texas||FIU Stadium • Miami, FL||ESPN3||W 41–16||17,568|
|September 9||7:00 p.m.||at Louisville*||Papa John's Cardinal Stadium • Louisville, KY||ESPN||W 24–17||47,228|
|September 17||6:00 p.m.||UCF*||FIU Stadium • Miami, FL||ESPN3||W 17–10||20,205|
|September 24||6:00 p.m.||Louisiana–Lafayette||FIU Stadium • Miami, FL||ESPN3||L 31–36||16,780|
|October 1||7:00 p.m.||Duke*||FIU Stadium • Miami, FL||ESPNU||L 27–31||22,682|
|October 8||2:00 p.m.||at Akron*||InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field • Akron, OH||W 27–17||16,016|
|October 18||8:00 p.m.||at Arkansas State||ASU Stadium • Jonesboro, AR||ESPN2||L 16–34||15,573|
|October 25||8:00 p.m.||Troy||FIU Stadium • Miami, FL||ESPN2||W 23–20 OT||15,852|
|November 5||4:00 p.m.||at Western Kentucky||Houchens Industries – L. T. Smith Stadium • Bowling Green, KY||L 9–10||15,293|
|November 12||6:00 p.m.||Florida Atlantic||FIU Stadium • Miami, FL (Shula Bowl X)||W 41–7||17,378|
|November 19||4:00 p.m.||at Louisiana–Monroe||Malone Stadium • Monroe, LA||W 28–17||10,587|
|November 26||3:30 p.m.||at Middle Tennessee||Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium • Murfreesboro, TN||W 31–18||10,227|
|December 20||8:00 p.m.||vs. Marshall*||Tropicana Field • Saint Petersburg, FL (Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl)||ESPN||L 10–20||20,072|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.|
The UCF game broke attendance records at FIU Stadium with a crowd of 20,205. This record was again broken two weeks later at the FIU Homecoming game versus Duke University on October 1, 2011, with a crowd of 22,628. Additionally, the Goodyear Blimp made its first appearance at FIU Stadium, flying over the stadium throughout the Duke homecoming game. The iconic Miami Tower in Downtown Miami was lit in blue and gold throughout the week of September 26, 2011 to October 1, 2011 in honor of FIU's homecoming.
Marshall (Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl)
The Golden Panthers, going bowling for the second year in a row, are led by sophomore running back Kedrick Rhodes with 1,121 rushing yards in a season, ranks second in school history. Rhodes has also caught 26 passes for 248 yards in the passing game.
|T. Y. Hilton||3||92||Wide Receiver||Indianapolis Colts|
- "FIU Golden Panthers vs. Akron Zips Box Score". ESPN.com. October 8, 2011.
- "2012 NFL Draft". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 28, 2016.