Scores

Final

Toledo 41

(2-2, 1-1 away)

FIU 31

(0-3, 0-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 26, 2009

FIU Stadium, Miami, FL

1 2 3 4 T
TOL 14 3 7 1741
FIU 0 3 14 1431

Top Performers

Passing: A. Opelt (TOL) - 343 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Collins (TOL) - 19 CAR, 151 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: E. Page (TOL) - 5 REC, 113 YDS, 2 TD

Toledo 41, Fla. International 31

Associated Press

MIAMI -- Aaron Opelt threw for 343 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for another as Toledo defeated Florida International 41-31 on Saturday night.

FIU defeated the Rockets 35-16 on the road last year. But this time around, the visiting Rockets' 566 yards of total offense in the game -- 223 of those rushing -- led to five Toledo touchdowns.

Opelt, who was 18-for-32 with one interception, had a part in three of those.

The quarterback helped the Rockets (2-2) take a 7-0 lead on the opening drive when he scored on a 2-yard run with 11:05 left in the first quarter. He threw a 37-yard touchdown to Eric Page to put the Rockets ahead 38-17 with 8:50 left in the game.

Opelt and Page also hooked up in the third quarter on a 41-yard passing score.

Paul McCall was 19-for-42 with 224 yards and a score for FIU (0-3).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TOL
FIU
1st Downs2021
Total Yards566372
Passing343224
Rushing223148
Penalties10-786-73
3rd Down Conversions5-149-20
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers12
Possession31:3028:30

Passing Leaders

ToledoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Opelt18/3234310.721
Florida InternationalC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McCall19/422245.310

Rushing Leaders

ToledoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Collins191517.9272
Williams11635.7023
Florida InternationalCARYDSAVGTDLG
Perry16603.8015
Mallary10313.119

Receiving Leaders

ToledoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams611619.3028
Page511322.6241
Florida InternationalRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hilton912614.0143
Times23015.0025

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTOLFIU
TD11:05Aaron Opelt 2 Yd Run (Alex Steigerwald Kick) 70
TD05:01DaJuane Collins 72 Yd Run (Alex Steigerwald Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERTOLFIU
FG10:49Alex Steigerwald 36 Yd 170
FG00:10Dustin Rivest 23 Yd 173
THIRD QUARTERTOLFIU
TD12:00Darrian Mallary 4 Yd Run (Dustin Rivest Kick) 1710
TD05:09Eric Page 41 Yd Pass From Aaron Opelt (Alex Steigerwald Kick) 2410
TD02:26Paul McCall 1 Yd Run (Dustin Rivest Kick) 2417
FOURTH QUARTERTOLFIU
TD12:12DaJuane Collins 6 Yd Run (Alex Steigerwald Kick) 3117
TD08:50Eric Page 37 Yd Pass From Aaron Opelt (Alex Steigerwald Kick) 3817
TD06:26T.Y. Hilton 20 Yd Pass From Paul McCall (Dustin Rivest Kick) 3824
FG01:51Alex Steigerwald 24 Yd 4124
TD00:03Paul McCall 1 Yd Run (Dustin Rivest Kick) 4131