(0-2, 0-1 away)
(1-1, 1-0 home)
6:00 PM ET, September 8, 2012
FIU Stadium, Miami, FL
Passing: D. Williams (AKR) - 313 YDS, 5 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: J. Medlock (FIU) - 23 CAR, 141 YDS, 1 TD
Receiving: M. Suel (AKR) - 7 REC, 99 YDS, 2 TD
MIAMI -- Jake Medlock threw for 209 yards and rushed for 141 as Florida International defeated Akron 41-38 in overtime Saturday.
Medlock, who threw for 348 yards and two touchdowns in his debut last week, opened the scoring with a 29-yard touchdown run.
However, Akron's Dalton Williams threw three straight touchdowns to give the Zips (0-2) a 20-7 lead before Medlock's touchdown pass to Jairus Williams cut the deficit to 20-14 at halftime.
Williams threw his fifth touchdown to Marquelo Suel to give Akron a 38-35 lead with 1:53 to play but FIU's Jack Griffin connected from 30 yards out as time expired.
Griffin's 41-yarder in overtime sealed the victory for the Panthers (1-1).
Safety John Cyprien led the FIU defense with 11 tackles. The junior, who had nine tackles last week, now stands 10 tackles shy of tying the school-record of 302 total tackles.
Williams led Akron with 313 yards passing.