Scores

Final/OT

Florida Atl 39

(4-3, 3-0 C-USA)

LA-Lafayette 32

(1-7, 1-3 Sun Belt)

5:00 PM ET, October 20, 2007

Cajun Field, Lafayette, LA

1 2 3 4 OT T
FAU 10 0 7 15 739
ULL 0 9 9 14 032

Top Performers

Passing: R. Smith (FAU) - 308 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: M. Desormeaux (ULL) - 23 CAR, 145 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Gent (FAU) - 5 REC, 82 YDS, 1 TD

Florida Atlantic 39, Louisiana-Lafayette 32, OT

Associated Press

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.

Smith's touchdown passes went to four receivers: 12 yards to Jason Harmon, 30 yards to Chris Bonner, 1 yard to Willie Rose and the final pass to Gent. On the ground, he lost 18 yards.

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FAU
ULL
1st Downs2521
Total Yards434438
Passing308121
Rushing126317
Penalties8-759-75
3rd Down Conversions9-1910-18
4th Down Conversions2-41-3
Turnovers03
Possession33:3026:30

Passing Leaders

Florida AtlanticC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith26/453086.840
Louisiana-LafayetteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Desormeaux14/221215.501

Rushing Leaders

Florida AtlanticCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pierre16935.8119
Rose7253.609
Louisiana-LafayetteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Desormeaux231456.3234
Fenroy19904.7022

Receiving Leaders

Florida AtlanticRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gent58216.4130
Bonner47518.8130
Louisiana-LafayetteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith77510.7019
Belton22713.5016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFAUULL
FG11:12Warley Leroy 33 Yd
Drive: 7 plays, 16 yds, 3:14
30
TD02:17Jason Harmon 12 Yd Pass From Rusty Smith (Warley Leroy Kick)
Drive: 1 plays, 12 yds, :06
100
SECOND QUARTERFAUULL
FG11:48Drew Edmiston 31 Yd
Drive: 13 plays, 63 yds, :00
103
TD00:19Michael Desormeaux 19 Yd Run (Pat Blocked)
Drive: 7 plays, 57 yds, 1:10
109
THIRD QUARTERFAUULL
TD09:20Chris Bonner 30 Yd Pass From Rusty Smith (Warley Leroy Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 80 yds, 2:17
179
FG05:47Drew Edmiston 27 Yd
Drive: 10 plays, 63 yds, 3:33
1712
TD03:19Jarrett Jones 53 Yd Return Of Blocked Field Goal (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1718
FOURTH QUARTERFAUULL
TD13:14William Rose 1 Yd Pass From Rusty Smith (Rusty Smith Pass To Diivory Edgecomb For Two-Point Conversion)
Drive: 12 plays, 86 yds, 5:05
3218
TD07:47Chancellor Roberson 1 Yd Run (Drew Edmiston Kick)
Drive: 13 plays, 72 yds, 5:27
3225
TD01:03Michael Desormeaux 32 Yd Run (Drew Edmiston Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 35 yds, 1:11
3232
TD00:07Cortez Gent 17 Yd Pass From Rusty Smith (Warley Leroy Kick)
Drive: 5 plays, 64 yds, :56
1832
OVERTIMEFAUULL
TDCharles Pierre 1 Yd Run (Warley Leroy Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 25 yds, :00
3932