Scores

Final

Florida Atl 55

(6-5, 5-1 C-USA)

FIU 23

(0-11, 0-6 C-USA)

7:00 PM ET, November 24, 2007

1 2 3 4 T
FAU 7 28 0 2055
FIU 0 3 0 2023

Top Performers

Passing: R. Smith (FAU) - 330 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Ned (FIU) - 10 CAR, 68 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Gent (FAU) - 4 REC, 145 YDS, 2 TD

Florida Atlantic 55, Fla. International 23

Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) -- Rusty Smith threw four touchdown passes and Florida Atlantic beat winless Florida International 55-23 on Saturday night.

DiIvory Edgecomb, Rob Housler and Jeff VanCamp scored rushing touchdowns for the Owls.

Florida Atlantic (6-5, 5-1 Sunbelt Conference) has a chance to win the conference title if it beats Troy on Dec. 1.

FIU (0-11, 0-6) has lost 23 consecutive games, the longest current skid in major college football. A'mod Ned scored two touchdowns and Reggie Thompson also scored a touchdown for the Golden Panthers in the fourth quarter.

Smith finished 20-for-30 for 330 yards with an interception.

Florida International starting quarterback Wayne Younger (5-for-10 for 73 yards) left the game in the second quarter with a collar bone injury and did not return. Paul McCall was 23-for-35 for 181 yards and two touchdowns and one interception.

Florida Atlantic took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on Smith's 16-yard touchdown pass to Conshario Johnson. Johnson bobbled the ball in the end zone but was able to hold on with his fingertips after he hit the ground.

Florida Atlantic scored a touchdown on each of its four possessions in the second quarter.

The Owls stretched their lead to 14-0 on Edgecomb's 9-yard touchdown run.

After the Golden Panthers kicked a 27-yard field goal, the Owls responded with a reverse that Housler ran 68 yards for a touchdown to make it 21-3. It was the longest rush in school history and Housler's first touchdown.

Smith tossed two touchdown passes in the second, a 14-yard touchdown pass to Chris Bonner and a 69-yard pass to Cortez Gent that made the score 35-3. Gent also caught a 44-yard touchdown pass in the fourth.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FAU
FIU
1st Downs2324
Total Yards571377
Passing343264
Rushing228113
Penalties10-949-75
3rd Down Conversions5-116-18
4th Down Conversions1-11-3
Turnovers11
Possession25:0434:56

Passing Leaders

Florida AtlanticC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Smith20/3033011.041
Florida InternationalC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McCall23/351815.221

Rushing Leaders

Florida AtlanticCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pierre11867.8020
Housler16868.0168
Florida InternationalCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ned10686.8132
Reams11272.5012

Receiving Leaders

Florida AtlanticRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gent414536.3269
Harmon57014.0021
Florida InternationalRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rucker6528.7015
Frierson5459.0017

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFAUFIU
TD08:46Conshario Johnson 16 Yd Pass From Rusty Smith (Warley Leroy Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERFAUFIU
TD14:55Diivory Edgecomb 9 Yd Run (Warley Leroy Kick) 140
FG08:25Dustin Rivest 27 Yd 143
TD07:29Rob Housler 68 Yd Run (Warley Leroy Kick) 213
TD02:09Chris Bonner 14 Yd Pass From Rusty Smith (Warley Leroy Kick) 283
TD01:18Cortez Gent 69 Yd Pass From Rusty Smith (Warley Leroy Kick) 353
FOURTH QUARTERFAUFIU
TD11:00A'Mod Ned 32 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 359
TD08:55Cortez Gent 44 Yd Pass From Rusty Smith (Warley Leroy Kick) 429
TD07:20Reggie Thompson 15 Yd Pass From Paul Mccall (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 4215
TD04:35Kyle Watkins 1 Yd Pass From Sean Clayton (Pat Failed) 4815
TD03:34Jeff Vancamp 1 Yd Run (Warley Leroy Kick) 5515
TD00:35A'Mod Ned 3 Yd Pass From Paul Mccall (Paul Mccall Pass To Malik Jones For Two-Point Conversion) 5523