Nov. 16, 2012
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.
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.