NCAA Game Summary - FIU at North Texas|
(Saturday, October 16th)
Final Score: FIU 34, North Texas 10
Denton, TX (Sports Network) - Wesley Carroll threw for 288 yards and two
touchdowns as he helped lead the FIU Panthers to a 34-10 win over the North
Texas Mean Green in a Sun Belt Conference clash at Fouts Field.
Carroll converted 17-of-31 passes and shook off four sacks for the Panthers
(2-4, 2-0 SBC) as they won their second straight outing after opening the 2010
campaign with four consecutive setbacks.
The Mean Green (1-6, 1-3) was paced by Chase Baine who converted 13-of-28
passes for 142 yards, but he too was taken down four times behind the line of
scrimmage as his team lost for the third straight game.
FIU put the first points on the board, taking the opening possession 78 yards
in just five plays, capped by a 50-yard TD pass from Carroll to Greg Ellingson.
UNT cut the deficit to 7-3 just 1:17 later when kicker Zach Olen knocked
through a 38-yard effort, but Panthers kicker Jack Griffin was quick to
respond with a 30-yard field goal of his own to make the score 10-3 midway
through the first.
Towards the end of the opening frame Wayne Times added a 10-yard TD run for
the Panthers, giving the visitors a 17-3 edge.
Carroll combined with T.Y. Hilton on a 43-yard TD play early in the second
quarter and Griffin converted a 33-yard field goal to provide FIU with a
substantial 27-3 advantage at the break.
The only scoring of the third frame came courtesy of a two-yard TD run by
Kedrick Rhodes for the Panthers, while a Lance Dunbar nine-yard TD run in the
fourth marked the one and only time the Mean Green was able to get into the
end zone in the 24-point decision.
FIU rolled up 479 yards of total offense, converting 9-of-18 on third-down
plays, compared to just 4-of-17 for North Texas on the night.
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