Scores

Final

Arkansas State 24

(4-8, 1-6 away)

FIU 31

(6-5, 3-1 home)

Coverage: GamePlan

3:30 PM ET, November 27, 2010

FIU Stadium, Miami, FL

1 2 3 4 T
ARST 3 14 0 724
FIU 3 14 3 1131

Top Performers

Passing: W. Carroll (FIU) - 266 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Perry (FIU) - 12 CAR, 43 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Hilton (FIU) - 11 REC, 140 YDS, 1 TD

Fla. International 31, Arkansas St. 24

Associated Press

MIAMI -- T.Y. Hilton caught a 42-yard touchdown from Wes Carroll with 1:42 left and Florida International rallied to beat Arkansas State 31-24 on Saturday to clinch the Sun Belt Conference.

Hilton finished with 11 catches for 140 yards for the Golden Panthers (6-5, 6-1), who also won the school's first football conference title. Carroll was 21-for-27 for 266 yards with one interception.

Hilton caught a pass on slant route -- surrounded by Arkansas State players -- but he evaded the four defenders and sped towards the right corner of the end zone. Wayne Times scored on a 2-point conversion off a bootleg play to give FIU a seven point cushion.

Jarvis Wilson broke up a pass by Arkansas State quarterback Phillip Butterfield with 49 seconds left to clinch the victory for FIU.

Ryan Aplin threw for 126 yards and two touchdowns for the Red Wolves (4-8, 4-4).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ARST
FIU
1st Downs2221
Total Yards308387
Passing154266
Rushing154121
Penalties6-6010-95
3rd Down Conversions3-105-12
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers01
Possession20:5139:09

Passing Leaders

Arkansas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Aplin8/191266.620
Florida InternationalC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carroll21/272669.911

Rushing Leaders

Arkansas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Butterfield6416.8028
Lawson6335.5015
Florida InternationalCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mallary19834.4013
Perry12433.628

Receiving Leaders

Arkansas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Muse48120.3135
Frampton23015.0017
Florida InternationalRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hilton1114012.7142
Ellingson23618.0021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERARSTFIU
FG08:51Jack Griffin 35 Yd 03
FG06:17Brian Davis 32 Yd 33
SECOND QUARTERARSTFIU
TD11:38Derek Lawson 12 Yd Pass From Ryan Aplin (Brian Davis Kick) 103
TD07:11Darriet Perry 5 Yd Run (Jack Griffin Kick) 1010
TD00:43Darriet Perry 1 Yd Run (Jack Griffin Kick) 1017
TD00:05Allen Muse 35 Yd Pass From Ryan Aplin (Brian Davis Kick) 1717
THIRD QUARTERARSTFIU
FG05:50Jack Griffin 23 Yd 1720
FOURTH QUARTERARSTFIU
TD14:48Phillip Butterfield 4 Yd Pass From Dwayne Frampton (Brian Davis Kick) 2420
FG12:46Jack Griffin 30 Yd 2423
TD01:42T.Y. Hilton 42 Yd Pass From Wesley Carroll (Wayne Times Run For Two-Point Conversion) 2431