Scores

Final

FIU 6

(1-11, 1-7 C-USA)

Florida Atl 21

(6-6, 4-4 C-USA)

Coverage: FOX Sports 1

3:00 PM ET, November 29, 2013

FAU Football Stadium, BOCA RATON, FL

1 2 3 4 T
FIU 3 0 0 36
FAU 14 0 7 021

Top Performers

Passing: J. Johnson (FAU) - 218 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Fortner (FAU) - 19 CAR, 100 YDS

Receiving: W. Dukes (FAU) - 1 REC, 59 YDS, 1 TD

Florida Atlantic bests Florida International 21-6

Associated Press

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Jaquez Johnson threw three touchdown passes to lead Florida Atlantic over Florida International 21-6 on Friday.

Johnson finished 10-for-19 for 218 yards and the Owls (6-6, 4-4 Conference USA) won the 12th Annual Shula Bowl trophy, named after former NFL head coach Don Shula.

Florida Atlantic's six wins makes it eligible for a possible bowl game.

Jake Medlock was 7-for-21 for 56 yards for FIU (1-11, 1-7) before leaving in the final quarter due to injury. E.J. Hilliard was 4-for-6 for 33 yards after replacing Medlock. The Panthers offense was anemic, managing just 132 total yards. FIU's only win this season came against Southern Miss.

Florida Atlantic coach Brian Wright has won all four of his games since he took over as interim coach on Oct. 30, following the resignation of former coach Carl Pelini amid allegations of drug use.

Johnson's third touchdown pass of the game, a 23-yard strike to Alex Deleon, gave Florida Atlantic a 21-3 lead.

The Owls took a 7-0 lead on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Johnson to Nexus Dorvilus in the first quarter. Dorvilus one-handed the ball in the corner of the end zone.

The Owls stretched their lead to 14-3 on a 59-yard touchdown pass from Johnson to William Dukes.

Two field goals by Austin Taylor were the only scores for FIU.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FIU
FAU
1st Downs1322
Total Yards132431
Passing89252
Rushing43179
Penalties5-357-80
3rd Down Conversions1-156-13
4th Down Conversions2-30-0
Turnovers03
Possession29:5430:06

Passing Leaders

Florida InternationalC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Medlock7/21562.700
Florida AtlanticC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Johnson10/1921811.531

Rushing Leaders

Florida InternationalCARYDSAVGTDLG
Spearman III11363.309
Caldwell9171.906
Florida AtlanticCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fortner191005.3014
Johnson17643.8017

Receiving Leaders

Florida InternationalRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith5448.8010
Lowder3175.707
Florida AtlanticRECYDSAVGTDLG
McKinney47518.8027
Dukes15959.0159

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFIUFAU
TD09:28Nexon Dorvilus 11 Yd Pass From Jaquez Johnson (Mitch Anderson Kick) 07
FG07:14Austin Taylor 35 Yd 37
TD00:41William Dukes 59 Yd Pass From Jaquez Johnson (Mitch Anderson Kick) 314
THIRD QUARTERFIUFAU
TD08:10Alex Deleon 23 Yd Pass From Jaquez Johnson (Mitch Anderson Kick) 321
FOURTH QUARTERFIUFAU
FG11:02Austin Taylor 43 Yd 621