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

interception.

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

cushion.

Jarvis Wilson broke up a pass by Arkansas State quarterback

Phillip Butterfield with 49 seconds left to clinch the victory for

FIU.

Ryan Aplin threw for 126 yards and two touchdowns for the Red

Wolves (4-8, 4-4).