Scores

Final

Florida Atl 7

(0-9, 0-6 C-USA)

FIU 41

(6-4, 3-3 C-USA)

6:00 PM ET, November 12, 2011

FIU Stadium, Miami, FL

1 2 3 4 T
FAU 0 0 7 07
FIU 10 21 0 1041

Top Performers

Passing: J. Medlock (FIU) - 135 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: K. Rhodes (FIU) - 16 CAR, 122 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Cunningham (FAU) - 6 REC, 76 YDS, 1 TD

FIU 41, FAU 7

Associated Press

MIAMI -- T.Y. Hilton returned a punt 97 yards for a score as Florida International routed Florida Atlantic 41-7 on Saturday night.

Hilton's return, among the 31 unanswered points scored by FIU (6-4, 3-3 Sun Belt Conference) in the first half, helped the Panthers defeat the Owls for the first time since 2005 and become bowl eligible for the second year in a row. The win was only their second against Florida Atlantic (0-9, 0-6).

Quarterback Jake Medlock started in place of Wesley Carroll and threw for 135 yards on 18-of-24 passing. He gave the Panthers a 10-0 lead on a 2-yard touchdown run and later threw a 9-yard TD pass to Willis Wright.

Kedrick Rhodes rushed for 122 yards on 16 carries and scored on a 12-yard run with 11:36 left in the second quarter to make the score 17-0.

Alfred Morris led FAU with 110 yards on 21 carries.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FAU
FIU
1st Downs2121
Total Yards302354
Passing206135
Rushing96219
Penalties14-14210-97
3rd Down Conversions8-186-12
4th Down Conversions0-21-2
Turnovers31
Possession33:5226:08

Passing Leaders

Florida AtlanticC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wilbert17/301645.513
Florida InternationalC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Medlock18/241355.610

Rushing Leaders

Florida AtlanticCARYDSAVGTDLG
Morris211105.2024
Fortner2105.008
Florida InternationalCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rhodes161227.6130
Medlock7476.7115

Receiving Leaders

Florida AtlanticRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cunningham67612.7122
Moore33210.7017
Florida InternationalRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rhodes33612.0020
Rhymes23015.0021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFAUFIU
FG07:49Jack Griffin 28 Yd 03
TD01:40Jake Medlock 2 Yd Run (Jack Griffin Kick) 010
SECOND QUARTERFAUFIU
TD11:36Kedrick Rhodes 12 Yd Run (Jack Griffin Kick) 017
TD09:52Willis Wright 9 Yd Pass From Jake Medlock (Jack Griffin Kick) 024
TD02:58T.Y. Hilton 97 Yd Punt Return (Jack Griffin Kick) 031
THIRD QUARTERFAUFIU
TD09:43Marcus Cunningham 22 Yd Pass From Graham Wilbert (Vinny Zaccario Kick) 731
FOURTH QUARTERFAUFIU
FG13:44Jack Griffin 37 Yd 734
TD03:50Darriet Perry 2 Yd Run (Michael Cal Kick) 741