Scores

Final/OT

UL Monroe 23

(8-4, 6-2 Sun Belt)

FIU 17

(3-9, 2-6 C-USA)

6:00 PM ET, November 24, 2012

FIU Stadium, Miami, FL

1 2 3 4 OT T
ULM 7 3 7 0 623
FIU 0 7 3 7 017

Top Performers

Passing: E. Hilliard (FIU) - 226 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Mallary (FIU) - 8 CAR, 64 YDS

Receiving: B. Leonard (ULM) - 13 REC, 98 YDS, 1 TD

Louisiana-Monroe 23, FIU 17, OT

Associated Press

MIAMI -- Kolton Browning threw for 218 yards and a touchdown and added another rushing to help Louisiana-Monroe beat Florida International 23-17 in overtime Saturday in Sun Belt Conference action.

Browning, who completed 31 of 38 passes, put Louisiana-Monroe (8-4, 6-2) up 7-0 in the first quarter on his 2-yard run.

The teams exchanged scores until Louisiana-Monroe's R.J. Young returned an E.J. Hilliard fumble 36 yards for what looked like the game-winning touchdown. However, Hilliard completed a 58-yard Hail Mary at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime.

FIU (3-9, 2-6) got the ball first in overtime but Louisiana-Monroe blocked the Panthers' 41-yard field goal attempt after sacking Hilliard for an 8-yard loss.

From there, Browning completed two passes to Brent Leonard, then ran for 2 yards before connecting again with Leonard -- this time from 15 yards out -- for the game-winning touchdown.

Leonard finished with 13 catches.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ULM
FIU
1st Downs1517
Total Yards235362
Passing226226
Rushing9136
Penalties4-352-20
3rd Down Conversions6-169-19
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers12
Possession28:4131:19

Passing Leaders

Louisiana-MonroeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Browning31/382185.710
Florida InternationalC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hilliard22/312267.320

Rushing Leaders

Louisiana-MonroeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Washington571.403
Bailey331.002
Florida InternationalCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mallary8648.0059
Rhodes15573.8016

Receiving Leaders

Louisiana-MonroeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Leonard13987.5117
Hamm77811.1019
Florida InternationalRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wright27839.0158
Times11635.709

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERULMFIU
TD09:04Kolton Browning 2 Yd Run. (Justin Manton Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERULMFIU
TD01:08De'Andre Jasper 11 Yd Pass From E.J. Hilliard. (Jack Griffin Kick) 77
FG00:01Justin Manton 47 Yd 107
THIRD QUARTERULMFIU
FG01:58Jack Griffin 22 Yd 1010
TD00:08R.J. Young 36 Yd Fumble Return. (Justin Manton Kick) 1710
FOURTH QUARTERULMFIU
TD00:14Willis Wright 58 Yd Pass From E.J. Hilliard. (Jack Griffin Kick) 1717
OVERTIMEULMFIU
TDBrent Leonard 15 Yd Pass From Kolton Browning. 2317