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.