Scores

Final

Arkansas State 21

(4-5, 1-4 away)

FIU 22

(4-5, 2-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, November 8, 2008

FIU Stadium, Miami, FL

1 2 3 4 T
ARST 0 7 7 721
FIU 0 6 6 1022

Top Performers

Passing: P. McCall (FIU) - 321 YDS

Rushing: R. Arnold (ARST) - 22 CAR, 113 YDS

Receiving: T. Hilton (FIU) - 6 REC, 199 YDS

Fla. International 22, Arkansas St. 21

Associated Press

MIAMI -- T.Y. Hilton caught a school record 199 yards and threw the game-deciding touchdown with 2:04 left to lift Florida International to a 22-21 win over Arkansas State on Saturday night.

Hilton's pass came off a broken play in which he fumbled on a reverse call, picked up the ball, scrambled and launched a wobbly pass to Junior Mertile for a 38-yard touchdown to for the Golden Panthers (4-5, 3-2 Sun Belt Conference).

Dustin Rivest, who put Florida International ahead with the extra point, also set the school's single-game record with five field goals of 42, 33, 43, 35, and 37 yards. He also missed two field goals.

The Red Wolves (4-5, 2-2) drove down to the Florida International 42-yard line on their final drive of the game, but Franklin Brown intercepted Arkansas State quarterback Corey Leonard with 1:13 in the fourth quarter to seal the victory.

Arkansas pulled ahead 21-12 early in the fourth on a 12-yard touchdown run by Derek Lawson with 13:31 on the clock that capped off a nine-play, 75-yard drive.

Leonard's only touchdown pass of the game -- 18 yards to Vernon Catlin with 8:50 left in the third quarter -- gave ASU a 14-9 lead. Leonard scored the game's first touchdown on a 1-yard run just before halftime.

Reggie Arnold rushed for 113 yards on 22 carries for Arkansas State. Leonard was 13-of-26 for 149 yards.

Paul McCall completed 15 of 33 passes for 321 yards for Florida International.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ARST
FIU
1st Downs2216
Total Yards371407
Passing149359
Rushing22248
Penalties8-9610-75
3rd Down Conversions7-162-12
4th Down Conversions1-30-1
Turnovers10
Possession37:3822:22

Passing Leaders

Arkansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Leonard13/261495.711
Florida InternationalC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McCall15/333219.700

Rushing Leaders

Arkansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Arnold221135.1029
Leonard18553.1118
Florida InternationalCARYDSAVGTDLG
Reams13251.908
McCall4174.309

Receiving Leaders

Arkansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson34515.0023
Thompkins23517.5032
Florida InternationalRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hilton619933.2084
Ellingson25728.5043

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERARSTFIU
FG12:22Dustin Rivest 43 Yd 03
FG04:33Dustin Rivest 32 Yd 06
TD00:59Corey Leonard 1 Yd Run (Josh Arauco Kick) 76
THIRD QUARTERARSTFIU
FG12:51Dustin Rivest 43 Yd 79
TD08:50Vernon Catlin 18 Yd Pass From Corey Leonard (Josh Arauco Kick) 149
FG06:22Dustin Rivest 35 Yd 1412
FOURTH QUARTERARSTFIU
TD13:31Derek Lawson 12 Yd Run (Josh Arauco Kick) 2112
FG11:28Dustin Rivest 37 Yd 2115
TD02:04Junior Mertile 38 Yd Pass From T.Y. Hilton (Dustin Rivest Kick) 2122