#FIU Turner said he didn't request a running clock nor did officials talk to him about one— David Neal (@DavidJNeal) September 21, 2013
WOW. Charlie Strong says #UofL and FIU coaches did talk about a running clock. Ron Turner totally denied it.— Jonathan Lintner (@JonathanLintner) September 21, 2013
The clock was running, whether Ron Turner officially requested it or not. Not sure who else could've requested it.
Down 51-0 late in the third quarter, FIU head coach Ron Turner asked the officials for a running clock, and he got it.
FIU has officially requested a running clock for the remaining 19:40 of the Louisville game.— Mark Ennis (@Mengus22) September 21, 2013
Behold the running clock: Mike Dyer knocked out of bounds, the clock runs.— Mark Ennis (@Mengus22) September 21, 2013
Louisville made a team quit.— Mark Ennis (@Mengus22) September 21, 2013
The last time there was a running clock in a major college football game, it was when Florida State beat Savannah State 55-0 in 2012. The last time there was a running clock in a game between FBS teams was Oklahoma's 77-0 humiliation of Texas A&M in 2003, with 1988 Kansas' 56-7 loss against Auburn the last we know of before that.
Louisville mashed FIU to bits in the first half, building a 38-0 lead and holding the Panthers to only 33 yards of total offense and one first down. The beatdown would continue in the second half, as Louisville kept pouring on touchdown after touchdown to build their lead to 58-0 at the beginning of the fourth quarter. With less than 10 minutes left to play, FIU had gotten a second first down, but their total offense went down to only 28 yards, including one (ONE!) rushing yard.
Teddy Bridgewater went 17-22 for 212 yards and four touchdowns before being pulled in the second half. Dominique Brown, Sinorice Perry, and Michael Dyer each rushed for a touchdown, and DeVante Parker, Eli Rogers, and Gerald Christian each had touchdown receptions.