Football Drops Shootout With FIU
Senior quarterback Graham Wilbert threw for 403 yards in Friday's loss to FIU


Senior quarterback Graham Wilbert threw for 403 yards in Friday's loss to FIU

Nov. 16, 2012

Final Stats

Boca Raton, FL -

The Florida Atlantic University football team found itself on the losing end of an offensive shootout against rival FIU, falling 34-24 in a nationally televised contest Friday at the FAU Stadium.

Senior quarterback Graham Wilbert threw for 403 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.

FIU (3-8, 2-5 Sun Belt) held a 14-10 halftime advantage. Then, FAU’s Jonathan Wallace capped a six play, 61-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown run. The score gave the host a 17-14 lead with 6:43 left in the third quarter.

The lead did not last long. FIU’s Richard Leonard returned the ensuing kickoff 100 yards for a score. The Panthers would take a 27-17 lead in the final minute of the third quarter on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Jake Medlock to Wayne Times.

FAU (3-8, 2-5 Sun Belt) answered on the first drive of the fourth quarter as Wilbert found Jenson Stoshak for a 60-yard touchdown pass.

The offensive fireworks continued on FIU’s next drive. Kedrick Rhodes scored on a one-yard rush at the 10:45 mark of the fourth quarter.

FAU’s William Dukes caught six passes for 116 yards. Daniel McKinney had a team-high seven receptions and Stoshak recorded 108 receiving yards. Nexon Dorvilus caught a first quarter touchdown pass.

The Owls will close the 2012 season at home against the University of Louisiana on December 1, at 3 p.m. The program will honor its seniors prior to the game.

Live statistics and audio of the game can be found here. For tickets contact the FAU Ticket Office at 1-866-FAU-OWLS.


 

 

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