Scores

Final

North Texas 16

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

FIU 41

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

7:00 PM ET, September 1, 2011

FIU Stadium, MIAMI, FL

1 2 3 4 T
UNT 0 7 0 916
FIU 28 3 7 341

Top Performers

Passing: W. Carroll (FIU) - 193 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: D. Perry (FIU) - 15 CAR, 94 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Hilton (FIU) - 7 REC, 132 YDS, 1 TD

FIU 41, North Texas 16

Associated Press

MIAMI -- T.Y. Hilton gained 283 all-purpose yards as Florida International set school records and defeated North Texas 41-16 Thursday night in the season opener for the two Sun Belt Conference teams.

Warnings of lightning in the area forced the stadium to be cleared for about 30 minutes before the game. The Panthers weren't deterred, scoring 28 points in the first quarter and setting marks for most points in a first quarter and in a season opener.

Hilton had seven catches for 132 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown pass from Wesley Carroll with 10:58 left in the first quarter to give the Panthers a 14-0 lead.

The senior wide receiver also gained 49 yards on two carries, returned two kickoffs for 92 yards and two punts for 10 yards.

FIUs running game amassed 249 yards and four touchdowns -- two apiece by Darriet Perry and Kedrick Rhodes.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNT
FIU
1st Downs1722
Total Yards301401
Passing204193
Rushing97208
Penalties5-456-62
3rd Down Conversions4-163-11
4th Down Conversions0-30-0
Turnovers12
Possession32:4727:13

Passing Leaders

North TexasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thompson14/271676.200
Florida InternationalC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carroll16/221938.810

Rushing Leaders

North TexasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Byrd8465.8025
Dunbar18432.4014
Florida InternationalCARYDSAVGTDLG
Perry15946.3219
Rhodes16774.8219

Receiving Leaders

North TexasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Outlaw45914.8040
Chancellor35518.3025
Florida InternationalRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hilton713218.9160
Times5346.8013

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNTFIU
TD13:19Kedrick Rhodes 9 Yd Run (Jack Griffin Kick) 07
TD10:58T.Y. Hilton 60 Yd Pass From Wesley Carroll (Jack Griffin Kick) 014
TD02:16Kedrick Rhodes 19 Yd Run (Jack Griffin Kick) 021
TD00:47Darriet Perry 1 Yd Run (Jack Griffin Kick) 028
SECOND QUARTERUNTFIU
TD14:37Andrew Power Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Zach Olen Kick) 728
FG04:00Jack Griffin 23 Yd 731
THIRD QUARTERUNTFIU
TD08:31Darriet Perry 19 Yd Run (Jack Griffin Kick) 738
FOURTH QUARTERUNTFIU
TD13:53Ryan Downing Recovered Fumble In End Zone (Zach Olen Kick) 1438
FG09:17Jack Griffin 45 Yd 1441
SF00:40Jeremiah Harden Tackled By Terell Brooks In End Zone 1641