Scores

Final

LA-Lafayette 36

(3-1, 2-1 away)

FIU 31

(3-1, 2-1 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 24, 2011

FIU Stadium, Miami, FL

1 2 3 4 T
ULL 5 10 14 736
FIU 7 7 7 1031

Top Performers

Passing: B. Gautier (ULL) - 221 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: K. Rhodes (WES) - 30 CAR, 157 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: J. Lawson (ULL) - 3 REC, 77 YDS, 1 TD

Louisiana-Lafayette 36, FIU 31

Associated Press

MIAMI -- Blaine Gautier threw three touchdown passes to help Louisiana-Lafayette upset Florida International 36-31 on Saturday night.

Jake Medlock threw an interception to Lionel Stokes on the final play of the game as the Panthers (3-1, 1-1 Sun Belt) attempted to come back. Medlock had replaced starter Wesley Carroll, who hurt his ankle in the first quarter.

Gautier's 307 yards of total offense came on 14 of 26 passing for 221 yards and 86 yards rushing on 15 carries. His passing kept the lead safe for the Ragin' Cajuns (3-1, 1-1), after they took an 8-7 lead early in the second quarter.

Gautier hit Javone Lawson for a 46-yard touchdown for a 36-24 lead with 12:40 left in the game. He found Darryl Surgent for a 22-yard score, and hit Ladarius Green for a 41-yard touchdown on 4th-and-1, giving the Ragin' Cajuns a 15-7 lead with :50 before halftime.

Alonzo Harris scored on a 13-yard run for Louisiana-Lafayette, which snapped a two-game losing streak to FIU and had 419 yards of total offense. Brett Baer hit field goals of 48 and 39 yards for the Ragin' Cajuns.

Kedrick Rhodes led FIU with 30 carries for 157 yards and three touchdowns and scored on runs of 43, 11, and 2 yards. Rhodes' third touchdown with 6:51 left in the game pulled the Panthers five points behind the Ragin' Cajuns.

Medlock went 17-of-27 for 216 yards for the Panthers and ran 10 times for 39 yards and a touchdown.

FIU finished the game with 414 yards of total offense. The Panthers' T.Y. Hilton, who got hurt in last week's victory against UCF, had just 3 catches for 32 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ULL
FIU
1st Downs1722
Total Yards419414
Passing232224
Rushing187190
Penalties11-1067-61
3rd Down Conversions3-152-12
4th Down Conversions2-20-2
Turnovers01
Possession28:1931:41

Passing Leaders

Louisiana-LafayetteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gautier14/262218.530
Florida InternationalC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Medlock17/272168.001

Rushing Leaders

Louisiana-LafayetteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gautier15865.7030
Harris10545.4118
Florida InternationalCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rhodes301575.2343
Medlock10393.9114

Receiving Leaders

Louisiana-LafayetteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lawson37725.7146
Green35618.7141
Florida InternationalRECYDSAVGTDLG
Times27537.5054
Younger44210.5013

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERULLFIU
TD13:04Kedrick Rhodes 43 Yd Run (Jack Griffin Kick) 07
SF07:18Penalty On Caylin Hauptmann In End Zone 27
FG05:07Brett Baer 48 Yd 57
SECOND QUARTERULLFIU
FG11:39Brett Baer 39 Yd 87
TD00:50Ladarius Green 41 Yd Pass From Blaine Gautier (Brett Baer Kick) 157
TD00:30Kedrick Rhodes 11 Yd Run (Jack Griffin Kick) 1514
THIRD QUARTERULLFIU
TD13:24Darryl Surgent 22 Yd Pass From Blaine Gautier (Brett Baer Kick) 2214
TD10:16Jake Medlock 2 Yd Run (Jack Griffin Kick) 2221
TD08:20Alonzo Harris 13 Yd Run (Brett Baer Kick) 2921
FOURTH QUARTERULLFIU
FG14:06Jack Griffin 20 Yd 2924
TD12:40Javone Lawson 46 Yd Pass From Blaine Gautier (Brett Baer Kick) 3624
TD06:51Kedrick Rhodes 2 Yd Run (Jack Griffin Kick) 3631