Scores

Final

FIU 23

(3-4, 2-3 away)

Troy 33

(4-2, 2-0 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

7:00 PM ET, October 18, 2008

Veterans Memorial Stadium (AL), Troy, AL

1 2 3 4 T
FIU 9 7 0 723
TROY 16 3 7 733

Top Performers

Passing: L. Brown (TROY) - 253 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Owens (FIU) - 14 CAR, 69 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Jernigan (TROY) - 5 REC, 131 YDS, 1 TD

Troy 33, Fla. International 23

Associated Press

Troy, Ala. -- Levi Brown and Jerrel Jernigan each scored two touchdowns to help Troy beat Florida International 33-23 on Saturday night.

Brown completed 18 of 28 passes for 253 yards with two touchdowns in his first start for the Trojans (4-2, 3-0 Sun Belt Conference), which moved into a first-place tie with UL-Lafayette in the conference. Jernigan added 131 yards receiving and a touchdown, rushed for 88 yards on 10 carries and completed his only pass for a 2-yard touchdown.

Paul McCall completed 22 of 33 passes for 266 yards with two touchdowns and an interception for the Golden Panthers (3-4, 2-1), which saw its three-game winning streak snapped.

Brown threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Cornelius Williams on Troy's first drive, and an 86-yard touchdown pass to Jernigan on the next to give Troy a 13-0 lead. McCall's 8-yard touchdown pass to Junior Mertile cut the Trojans' lead to 13-9 at the end of the first and, after Troy's Sam Glusman hit field goals of 20 and 44 yards, Daunte Owens' 1-yard run left the Golden Panthers trailing 19-16 at halftime.

But Jernigan's 2-yard pass to Justin Bray in the third and Dan Parker's 1-yard rush in the fourth put the game out of reach.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FIU
TROY
1st Downs1520
Total Yards349392
Passing266255
Rushing83137
Penalties10-7211-72
3rd Down Conversions7-170-11
4th Down Conversions0-20-0
Turnovers30
Possession29:4930:11

Passing Leaders

Florida InternationalC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McCall22/332668.121
TroyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown18/282539.020

Rushing Leaders

Florida InternationalCARYDSAVGTDLG
Owens14694.9135
Ned6142.305
TroyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jernigan10888.8035
Harris14342.4014

Receiving Leaders

Florida InternationalRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hilton611619.3040
Ellingson67512.5022
TroyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jernigan513126.2186
Williams45012.5120

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFIUTROY
TD11:14Cornelius Williams 15 Yd Pass From Levi Brown (Pat Failed) 06
TD08:52Jerrel Jernigan 86 Yd Pass From Levi Brown (Sam Glusman Kick) 013
SF07:03- Team Tackled By In End Zone 213
TD04:36Junior Mertile 8 Yd Pass From Paul Mccall (Dustin Rivest Kick) 913
FG01:35Sam Glusman 20 Yd 916
SECOND QUARTERFIUTROY
FG03:58Sam Glusman 44 Yd 919
TD00:20Daunte Owens 1 Yd Run (Dustin Rivest Kick) 1619
THIRD QUARTERFIUTROY
TD13:22Justin Bray 2 Yd Pass From Jerrel Jernigan (Sam Glusman Kick) 1626
FOURTH QUARTERFIUTROY
TD14:56Dan Parker 1 Yd Run (Sam Glusman Kick) 1633
TD09:27Jeremy Dickens 5 Yd Pass From Paul Mccall (Dustin Rivest Kick) 2333