(0-5, 0-1 C-USA)
(1-4, 1-0 C-USA)
3:30 PM ET, October 9, 2010
FIU Stadium, Miami, FL
Passing: K. Jakes (WKU) - 193 YDS, 2 TD
Rushing: D. Mallary (FIU) - 9 CAR, 97 YDS, 1 TD
Receiving: D. Haynes (WKU) - 1 REC, 53 YDS, 1 TD
MIAMI -- Darian Mallary paced Florida International to a season-high 235 rushing yards and a 28-21 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday.
Mallary finished with 97 yards on nine carries as the Panthers (1-4, 1-0 Sun Belt Conference) extended Western Kentucky's losing streak to 25 games.
The Hilltoppers (0-5, 0-1) had the ball on the Florida International 18 late, but two defensive stops by the Panthers spoiled the would-be rally.
On third-and-4, Western Kentucky's Willie McNeal was tackled for a 4-yard loss by Anthony Gaitor, and Kawaun Jakes' pass to McNeal was broken up by Dezariah Johnson in the end zone on the next play.
Western Kentucky pulled to 28-21 on Jakes' 53-yard TD pass to Dexter Haynes with 5:47 remaining.
Jakes finished with two touchdowns and 193 yards on 14-for-31 passing.
Darriet Perry had 64 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries for the Panthers.