Fla. International 31, Arkansas St. 24
T.Y. Hilton caught a 42-yard touchdown from Wes Carroll with
1:42 left and Florida International rallied to beat Arkansas State
31-24 on Saturday to clinch the Sun Belt Conference.
Hilton finished with 11 catches for 140 yards for the Golden
Panthers (6-5, 6-1), who also won the school’s first football
conference title. Carroll was 21-for-27 for 266 yards with one
Hilton caught a pass on slant route – surrounded by Arkansas
State players – but he evaded the four defenders and sped towards
the right corner of the end zone. Wayne Times scored on a 2-point
conversion off a bootleg play to give FIU a seven point
Jarvis Wilson broke up a pass by Arkansas State quarterback
Phillip Butterfield with 49 seconds left to clinch the victory for
Ryan Aplin threw for 126 yards and two touchdowns for the Red
Wolves (4-8, 4-4).