Scores

Final/OT

Akron 38

(0-2, 0-1 away)

FIU 41

(1-1, 1-0 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 8, 2012

FIU Stadium, MIAMI, FL

1 2 3 4 OT T
AKR 7 13 0 18 038
FIU 7 7 7 17 341

Top Performers

Passing: D. Williams (AKR) - 313 YDS, 5 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Medlock (FIU) - 23 CAR, 141 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Suel (AKR) - 7 REC, 99 YDS, 2 TD

FIU 41, Akron 38, OT

Associated Press

MIAMI -- Jake Medlock threw for 209 yards and rushed for 141 as Florida International defeated Akron 41-38 in overtime Saturday.

Medlock, who threw for 348 yards and two touchdowns in his debut last week, opened the scoring with a 29-yard touchdown run.

However, Akron's Dalton Williams threw three straight touchdowns to give the Zips (0-2) a 20-7 lead before Medlock's touchdown pass to Jairus Williams cut the deficit to 20-14 at halftime.

Williams threw his fifth touchdown to Marquelo Suel to give Akron a 38-35 lead with 1:53 to play but FIU's Jack Griffin connected from 30 yards out as time expired.

Griffin's 41-yarder in overtime sealed the victory for the Panthers (1-1).

Safety John Cyprien led the FIU defense with 11 tackles. The junior, who had nine tackles last week, now stands 10 tackles shy of tying the school-record of 302 total tackles.

Williams led Akron with 313 yards passing.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
AKR
FIU
1st Downs2223
Total Yards411441
Passing313209
Rushing98232
Penalties12-1099-82
3rd Down Conversions7-214-18
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers12
Possession31:4828:12

Passing Leaders

AkronC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Williams27/543135.851
Florida InternationalC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Medlock19/302097.010

Rushing Leaders

AkronCARYDSAVGTDLG
Chisholm12433.6015
Hundley8313.9012
Florida InternationalCARYDSAVGTDLG
Medlock231416.1144
Mallary14604.3232

Receiving Leaders

AkronRECYDSAVGTDLG
Suel79914.1224
Sconiers46416.0024
Florida InternationalRECYDSAVGTDLG
Younger46817.0021
Times55611.2022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERAKRFIU
TD14:27Jake Medlock 29 Yd Run. (Jack Griffin Kick) 07
TD03:23Marquelo Suel 15 Yd Pass From Dalton Williams. (Robert Stein Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERAKRFIU
TD05:45Jawon Chisholm 11 Yd Pass From Dalton Williams. (Pat Failed) 137
TD01:14L.T. Smith 5 Yd Pass From Dalton Williams. (Robert Stein Kick) 207
TD00:33Jairus Williams 7 Yd Pass From Jake Medlock. (Jack Griffin Kick) 2014
THIRD QUARTERAKRFIU
TD01:09Darian Mallary 5 Yd Run. (Jack Griffin Kick) 2021
FOURTH QUARTERAKRFIU
TD14:08Richard Leonard 49 Yd Punt Return. (Jack Griffin Kick) 2028
FG12:16Robert Stein 41 Yd 2328
TD08:25Jawon Chisholm 21 Yd Pass From Dalton Williams. (Dalton Williams Pass To Dee Frieson For Two-Point Conversion) 3128
TD06:54Darian Mallary 32 Yd Run. (Jack Griffin Kick) 3135
TD01:53Marquelo Suel 15 Yd Pass From Dalton Williams. (Robert Stein Kick) 3835
FG00:00Jack Griffin 30 Yd 3838
OVERTIMEAKRFIU
FGJack Griffin 29 Yd 3841