McGough had 233 total yards by the half, passing for 153 and rushing for 78. He finished with 319 total yards.
Florida International (2-1) racked up 490 yards while limiting North Carolina Central (1-2) to 38 rushing and 171 passing yards. The Golden Panthers picked off three North Carolina Central passes.
The Golden Panthers were up 26-14 at the half and stretched that to a 39-14 advantage in the third quarter.
Quinn Billerman led the Eagles, throwing for 149 yards.
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