FIU 31, Middle Tennessee 18

Wes Carroll threw two touchdown passes and Florida International

set a single-season program record for victories with a 31-18 win

over Middle Tennessee on Saturday.

FIU (8-4, 5-3 Sun Belt Conference) got off to a 7-0 lead on a

5-yard pass from Carroll to Jon Faucher. Carroll connected with

T.Y. Hilton on a 2-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter as the

lead grew to 21-6. Hilton’s touchdown catch tied him for the

single-season school record with seven.

Kendrick Rhodes rushed for 117 yards and a touchdown for FIU,

which ends the regular season on a three-game winning streak. .

Middle Tennessee outgained FIU in total yards 393-324. The Blue

Raiders (2-9, 1-6) passed for 291 yards – 147 by Logan Kilgore and

144 by Jeff Murphy.

The Blue Raiders, who end the season Dec. 3 against North Texas,

have lost five in a row.