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FIU wins double OT thriller

MIAMI — Darriet Perry scored on a 17-yard run in the second overtime, and Florida International then held off Louisiana-Monroe for a 42-35 win Saturday night.

Ashlyn Parker secured the win for the Golden Panthers (3-5, 3-1 Sun Belt) when he tackled receiver Luther Ambrose at the 8-yard line, 4 yards shy of a first down, on fourth and 12.

T.Y. Hilton scored four FIU touchdowns, two receiving, one rushing and one on a kickoff return. Hilton tied it in overtime at 35 when he scored on a 25-yard reverse. He returned a kickoff 95 yards for a 14-7 lead in the first quarter. He had four receptions for 96 yards, scoring on 20- and 67-yard passes.

Louisiana-Monroe (4-5, 3-3) had 482 yards total offense, 339 from quarterback Kolton Browning.

FAU 17, W. Kentucky 16: Ross Gornall's 26-yard field goal lifted the Owls past the host Hilltoppers. Bobby Rainey scored on a 1-yard run to put Western Kentucky (1-8, 1-4 Sun Belt) ahead 16-14 in the third quarter. But Gornall's kick 30 seconds into the fourth put Florida Atlantic (3-5, 2-4) ahead for good. Alfred Morris led FAU with 84 yards rushing and has 2,050 for his career, passing Doug Parker (2001-04), who had 1,981, for second in school history. The junior sits 1,019 behind Charles Pierre (2004-08). Jeff Van Camp passed for 140 yards and a 62-yard touchdown to Lester Jean.

FAMU 22, N.C A&T 19, OT: Running back Phil Sylvester's 14-yard run won it for the visiting Rattlers. Sylvester had 110 yards on 32 carries for Florida A&M (6-3, 5-1 MEAC), which tied it at 16 on Trevor Scott's 46-yard field goal in the third. The Aggies (1-9, 1-6) had the ball first in overtime and got Sullivan's Shidler 21-yard field goal.

Bethune-Cookman 23, Hampton 18: Running back Isidore Jackson scored two touchdowns for the visiting Wildcats, who are 9-0 for the first time since 2002. His 2-yard run early in the fourth quarter put the Wildcats (6-0 MEAC) up 23-18. It came soon after the Pirates (5-4, 4-2) went ahead on Steve Robinson's 51-yard run. It was the first time the Wildcats trailed in a game this season.

Jacksonville 24, Butler 16: Josh McGregor threw two touchdowns, including the go-ahead 27-yarder to Josh Philpart 3:24 into the fourth, for the visiting Dolphins. Jacksonville (9-1, 7-0 Pioneer League), which has won eight in a row, had scored 242 points over its past four games but struggled in temperatures that dipped into the 40s as Butler (4-6, 2-5) held it to 341 yards, 171 fewer than its average.

FIU 42

La.-Monroe 35


FIU wins double OT thriller 11/06/10 [Last modified: Sunday, November 7, 2010 12:26am]
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