Scores

Final

W Kentucky 21

(0-5, 0-1 C-USA)

FIU 28

(1-4, 1-0 C-USA)

Coverage: GamePlan

3:30 PM ET, October 9, 2010

FIU Stadium, Miami, FL

1 2 3 4 T
WKU 0 7 7 721
FIU 7 14 0 728

Top Performers

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

Fla. International 28, W. Kentucky 21

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WKU
FIU
1st Downs2117
Total Yards299343
Passing193108
Rushing106235
Penalties8-5516-135
3rd Down Conversions9-183-9
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers11
Possession34:3725:23

Passing Leaders

Western KentuckyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jakes14/311936.220
Florida InternationalC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carroll12/191085.701

Rushing Leaders

Western KentuckyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rainey28943.4012
Jakes870.9111
Florida InternationalCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mallary99710.8137
Perry14644.6116

Receiving Leaders

Western KentuckyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Haynes15353.0153
McNeal24824.0028
Florida InternationalRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hilton33612.0033
Ellingson22311.5014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWKUFIU
TD09:23T.Y. Hilton 12 Yd Run (Jack Griffin Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERWKUFIU
TD12:24Darrian Mallary 5 Yd Run (Jack Griffin Kick) 014
TD08:09Darriet Perry 4 Yd Run (Jack Griffin Kick) 021
TD03:28Jack Doyle 6 Yd Pass From Kawaun Jakes (Casey Tinius Kick) 721
THIRD QUARTERWKUFIU
TD05:22Kawaun Jakes 1 Yd Run (Casey Tinius Kick) 1421
FOURTH QUARTERWKUFIU
TD13:19Wesley Carroll 1 Yd Run (Jack Griffin Kick) 1428
TD05:47Dexter Haynes 53 Yd Pass From Kawaun Jakes (Casey Tinius Kick) 2128