Coral Gables took advantage of a depleted Southwest squad to defeat the Eagles, 32-6, Thursday night in front of a lively homecoming crowd at Tropical Stadium. Southwest (0-10) trailed, 6-0, after one quarter when quarterback Tyler Sandino found Kevin Rodriguez open for an 18-yard scoring pass. Unfortunately, the Eagles were called for holding on the play, nullifying the score. The Cavaliers got the ball back on downs and, five plays later, scored to take a 13-0 halftime lead. Trailing 19-0 in the third quarter, Luke Diaz thrilled the Southwest crowd when he recovered a fumble and raced 51 yards for a touchdown. The Eagles, who only dressed 19 players, were hampered by even more injuries in the game. Sandino, returning after missing a game with a clavicle injury, went down with a leg issue. Christian Melguizo, another major producer, also left the game and Rodriguez, playing his first game of the year after an injury, had to leave the contest as well.

Luke Diaz returned a fumble 51 yards for a touchdown