Scores

Final/OT

Troy 20

(2-5, 0-4 away)

FIU 23

(5-3, 3-2 home)

Coverage: ESPN2

8:00 PM ET, October 25, 2011

FIU Stadium, Miami, FL

1 2 3 4 OT T
TROY 7 0 13 0 020
FIU 0 3 14 3 323

Top Performers

Passing: W. Carroll (FIU) - 285 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Rhodes (WES) - 30 CAR, 172 YDS

Receiving: W. Times (FIU) - 6 REC, 97 YDS, 1 TD

FIU 23, Troy 20, OT

Associated Press

MIAMI -- Jack Griffin kicked a 22-yard field goal in the first overtime and as Florida International beat Troy 23-20 on Tuesday night.

Kedrick Rhodes rushed 30 times for 172 yards and Wesley Carrol was 20 of 37 for 286 yards and two touchdowns to lead FIU.

FIU (5-3, 2-2 Sun Belt) won only its second game ever against Troy (2-5, 1-3). Four turnovers hurt the Panthers' chances of taking control of the game after holding a 10-point lead late in the third quarter.

Tony Davis returned a fumble 30 yards for a touchdown that capped the Trojans' 13-0 run that gave them a 20-17 lead with 52 seconds left in the third quarter.

Griffin's 20-yard field goal with 3:31 left tied the game at 20.

FIU outgained Troy 522-299 in total yards and controlled time of possession, 36:39-23:21. However, the Panthers turned the ball over three times and trailed until two third-quarter touchdowns by Carroll gave them the lead.

Carroll connected with Wayne Times on a 76-yard touchdown pass play that gave the Panthers a 10-7 lead with 10:42 remaining. On a third-and-21, he hit a wide-open Jacob Younger for a 43-yard touchdown pass that gave the Panthers a 17-7 lead with 6:31 left in the third quarter.

Shawn Southward's 3-yard touchdown cut FIU's lead to 17-13. He finished with 52 yards rushing on eight carries.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TROY
FIU
1st Downs1226
Total Yards299521
Passing215285
Rushing84236
Penalties9-467-50
3rd Down Conversions3-148-20
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers24
Possession23:2136:39

Passing Leaders

TroyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Robinson17/312036.502
Florida InternationalC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Carroll20/372857.721

Rushing Leaders

TroyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Southward8526.5133
Taylor5438.6114
Florida InternationalCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rhodes301725.7018
Perry12605.0030

Receiving Leaders

TroyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Worthy26030.0030
Arukwe15151.0051
Florida InternationalRECYDSAVGTDLG
Times69716.2176
Hilton46215.5022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTROYFIU
TD05:24D.J. Taylor 14 Yd Run. (Michael Taylor Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERTROYFIU
FG11:10Jack Griffin 32 Yd 73
THIRD QUARTERTROYFIU
TD10:42Wayne Times 76 Yd Pass From Wesley Carroll. (Jack Griffin Kick) 710
TD06:31Jacob Younger 43 Yd Pass From Wesley Carroll. (Jack Griffin Kick) 717
TD02:21Shawn Southward 3 Yd Run. (Pat Failed) 1317
TD01:29Tony Davis 29 Yd Fumble Return. (Michael Taylor Kick) 2017
FOURTH QUARTERTROYFIU
FG03:31Jack Griffin 20 Yd 2020
OVERTIMETROYFIU
FGJack Griffin 22 Yd 2023