LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -- Rusty Smith passed for 308 yards and four touchdown, including the one that let Florida Atlantic tie a back-and-forth game at the buzzer, and Charles Pierre scored from one yard in overtime as the Owls beat Louisiana-Lafayette 39-32 Saturday night.
Louisiana-Lafayette (1-7, 1-3 in the Sun Belt Conference) had tied the game at 25-25 with 7:47 left, then went ahead 32-25 on Michael Desormeaux's 32-yard touchdown run with 1:03 left.
But Smith, who finished 26-of-45, hit Cortez Gent with the scoring pass. FAU (4-3, 3-0) considered a two-point conversion, but after a timeout kicked the extra point to send the game into overtime.
The Cajuns got the ball to the 3-yard line after Pierre's touchdown but a sack, false start and incomplete pass ended the game.
Pierre ran for 93 yards, including the game-winning score.
Desormeaux led all rushers with 145 yards, including two touchdown, and completed 14 of 22 passes for 121 yards. Derrick Smith had a game-high seven receptions totaling 75 yards.