MIAMI -- Reggie Whatley scored on a 7-yard TD rush with 36 seconds to go as Middle Tennessee rallied to defeat FIU 34-30 on Saturday night.
Jake Medlock had just thrown a 30-yard TD pass to Willis Wright to put the Golden Panthers up 30-27 with one minute left in the game when the Blue Raiders (4-2, 2-1 Sun Belt Conference) answered 24 seconds later on Watley's score.
Whatley helped set up his own game-winning score after FIU (1-6, 0-3) had taken the lead, returning the ensuing kickoff 43 yards to set up Middle Tennessee at the FIU 40-yard line in the game's final minute.
Medlock was 24 of 38 for 380 yards with two touchdowns to lead the Golden Panthers.
Nick Arbuckle pass complete to Keith Rucker for 25 yds to the Troy 14 for a 1ST down
Greg Ward Jr. pass complete to Demarcus Ayers for 62 yds for a TD
Nick Arbuckle pass complete to Keith Rucker for 21 yds to the Troy 45 for a 1ST down
Darrin Hall run for 35 yds for a TD (Chris Blewitt KICK)
Cooper Rush pass complete to Ben McCord for 38 yds to the EMich 20 for a 1ST down
Cooper Rush pass intercepted for a TD Kyle Rachwal return for 35 yds for a TD