FIU
WKU
37 - 20 Final
  for this game

Fla. International beats Western Kentucky 37-20

Oct 11, 2009 - 3:27 AM BOWLING GREEN, Ky.(AP) -- Paul McCall threw two touchdown passes and Florida International scored 20 unanswered second-half points to beat Western Kentucky 37-20 Saturday night for its first win of the season.

McCall was 6-for-6 for 121 yards and a touchdown in the first quarter for the Golden Panthers (1-4, 1-1 Sun Belt Conference) and finished 14-for-22 for 280 yards.

The loss extends the Hilltoppers' losing streak to 12 games dating to last season. The streak is the longest active streak in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

In the second quarter, the Hilltoppers scored on a 16-yard run by running back Bobby Rainey. FIU added another score before halftime, thanks to an 8-yard run by Daunte Owens.

FIU led 17-7 at halftime before the Hilltoppers (0-5, 0-1) scored a touchdown on quarterback Kawaun Jakes' 8-yard run to begin the third quarter.

McCall hit Jason Frierson for a 40-yard touchdown on FIU's ensuing drive to begin the streak of 20 straight points.

Dustin Rivest tacked on two field goals to extend the Golden Panthers' lead.

Greg Ellingson added five catches for 132 yards and a touchdown for the Golden Panthers.

Jakes went 16-for-26 with an interception and two rushing touchdowns.

Rainey's 103 yards rushing was the Hilltoppers' first 100-yard performance since David Wolke went for 178 yards and Tyrell Hayden ran for 117 yards against North Texas on Nov. 1, 2008.

Owens led the Golden Panthers with 86 yards on 17 carries and two touchdowns with Darriet Perry balancing the FIU's rushing attack with 85 yards on 21 carries.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    FIU 10 7 13 7 37
    WKU 0 7 7 6 20 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: FIU - TD, GREG ELLINGSON 19 YD
    PASS FROM PAUL MCCALL (DUSTIN
    RIVEST KICK), 2:53. FIU 7-0
    FIU - FG, DUSTIN RIVEST 30 YD,
    11:07. FIU 10-0
    2ND QUARTER: WKU - TD, BOBBY RAINEY 16 YD RUN
    (CASEY TINIUS KICK), 3:

    Oct 10 10:03 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD WKU
    KAWAUN JAKES 4 YD RUN
    (TWO-POINT PASS CONVERSION FAILED)
    FIU 37
    WKU 20 3:50 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    FIU 37, WKU 20  4th - 3:50Oct 10 9:58 PM


  • NCAAF
    FIU 37
    WKU 14 13:40 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    FIU 37, WKU 14  4th - 13:40Oct 10 9:28 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    FIU 10 7 13 30
    WKU 0 7 7 14 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: FIU - TD, GREG ELLINGSON 19 YD
    PASS FROM PAUL MCCALL (DUSTIN
    RIVEST KICK), 2:53. FIU 7-0
    FIU - FG, DUSTIN RIVEST 30 YD,
    11:07. FIU 10-0
    2ND QUARTER: WKU - TD, BOBBY RAINEY 16 YD RUN
    (CASEY TI

    FIU 30, WKU 14  End of 3rdOct 10 9:28 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD FIU
    DAUNTE OWENS 16 YD RUN
    (DUSTIN RIVEST KICK)
    FIU 37
    WKU 14 13:40 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    FIU 37, WKU 14  4th - 13:40Oct 10 9:28 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG FIU
    DUSTIN RIVEST 39 YD
    FIU 30
    WKU 14 0:47 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    FIU 30, WKU 14  3rd - 0:47Oct 10 9:18 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG FIU
    DUSTIN RIVEST 39 YD
    FIU 27
    WKU 14 4:57 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    FIU 27, WKU 14  3rd - 4:57Oct 10 9:08 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD FIU
    JASON FRIERSON 40 YD PASS FROM PAUL MCCALL
    (DUSTIN RIVEST KICK)
    FIU 24
    WKU 14 10:12 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    FIU 24, WKU 14  3rd - 10:12Oct 10 8:58 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD WKU
    KAWAUN JAKES 10 YD RUN
    (CASEY TINIUS KICK)
    FIU 17
    WKU 14 11:36 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    FIU 17, WKU 14  3rd - 11:36Oct 10 8:53 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    FIU 10 7 17
    WKU 0 7 7 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: FIU - TD, GREG ELLINGSON 19 YD
    PASS FROM PAUL MCCALL (DUSTIN
    RIVEST KICK), 2:53. FIU 7-0
    FIU - FG, DUSTIN RIVEST 30 YD,
    11:07. FIU 10-0
    2ND QUARTER: WKU - TD, BOBBY RAINEY 16 YD RUN
    (CASEY TINIUS KIC

    Oct 10 8:43 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD FIU
    DAUNTE OWENS 8 YD RUN
    (DUSTIN RIVEST KICK)
    FIU 17
    WKU 7 1:31 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    FIU 17, WKU 7  2nd - 1:31Oct 10 8:17 PM


  • NCAAF
    FIU 10
    WKU 7 11:59 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    FIU 10, WKU 7  2nd - 11:59Oct 10 7:52 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    FIU 10 10
    WKU 0 0 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: FIU - TD, GREG ELLINGSON 19 YD
    PASS FROM PAUL MCCALL (DUSTIN
    RIVEST KICK), 2:53. FIU 7-0
    FIU - FG, DUSTIN RIVEST 30 YD,
    11:07. FIU 10-0

    FIU 10, WKU 0  End of 1stOct 10 7:52 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD WKU
    BOBBY RAINEY 16 YD RUN
    (CASEY TINIUS KICK)
    FIU 10
    WKU 7 11:59 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    FIU 10, WKU 7  2nd - 11:59Oct 10 7:52 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG FIU
    DUSTIN RIVEST 30 YD
    FIU 10
    WKU 0 3:53 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    FIU 10, WKU 0  1st - 3:53Oct 10 7:32 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD FIU
    GREG ELLINGSON 19 YD PASS FROM PAUL MCCALL
    (DUSTIN RIVEST KICK)
    FIU 7
    WKU 0 12:07 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    FIU 7, WKU 0  1st - 12:07Oct 10 7:12 PM