Jared Allen capped an eight play, 57-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run against Florida International.
Nov 23, 2002
The game was the initial meeting between the Division 1AA South Florida schools, which are the two newest programs in the country. Florida International (5-6) completed its inaugural season and Florida Atlantic (2-9) is in its second season.
Florida International quarterback David Tabor threw touchdown passes to Cory McKinney and Harold Leath. Tabor started the second half in place of Jamie Burke, who suffered a dislocated left shoulder.
Florida Atlantic scored in the first quarter on an eight play, 57-yard drive capped by a 1-yard run by quarterback Jared Allen to give the Owls a 7-0 lead.
In the second quarter, Florida Atlantic scored two touchdowns in ten seconds. A 27-yard run by Sanchez gave Florida Atlantic a first-and-goal at the 6-yard line. Then Harper ran for a touchdown that made the score 14-0.
On the ensuing kickoff, Florida International's Lagrant Perry fumbled while
returning the kickoff. Pasick scooped up the ball and ran 14 yards for a
touchdown and a 21-0 score.