Arkansas State at Florida International

Fla. International 31, Arkansas St. 24


MIAMI (AP) -T.Y. Hilton caught a 42-yard touchdown from Wes Carroll with 1:42 left and Florida International rallied to beat Arkansas State 31-24 on Saturday to clinch the Sun Belt Conference.

Hilton finished with 11 catches for 140 yards for the Golden Panthers (6-5, 6-1), who also won the school's first football conference title. Carroll was 21-for-27 for 266 yards with one interception.

Hilton caught a pass on slant route - surrounded by Arkansas State players - but he evaded the four defenders and sped towards the right corner of the end zone. Wayne Times scored on a 2-point conversion off a bootleg play to give FIU a seven point cushion.

Jarvis Wilson broke up a pass by Arkansas State quarterback Phillip Butterfield with 49 seconds left to clinch the victory for FIU.

Ryan Aplin threw for 126 yards and two touchdowns for the Red Wolves (4-8, 4-4).

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Scoring Summary
FIUJack Griffin 35 yd FG
ARSTBrian Davis 32 yd FG
ARSTDerek Lawson 12 yd pass from Ryan Aplin (Brian Davis kick)
FIUDarriet Perry 5 yd run (Jack Griffin kick)
FIUDarriet Perry 1 yd run (Jack Griffin kick)
ARSTAllen Muse 35 yd pass from Ryan Aplin (Brian Davis kick)
FIUJack Griffin 23 yd FG
ARSTPhillip Butterfield 4 yd pass from Dwayne Frampton (Brian Davis kick)
FIUJack Griffin 30 yd FG
FIUT.Y. Hilton 42 yd pass from Wesley Carroll (WAYNE TIMES 2pt run)
Team Stats
First Downs2221
Third Down Efficiency3-105-12
Fourth Down Efficiency0-11-1
Plays-Net Yards59-30870-387
Passing Yds154266
Kick Return Yds133101
Punt Return Yds0-3
Time of Poss.20:5139:9
Individual Stats
ARST: Phillip Butterfield 6-41, Derek Lawson 6-33, Ryan Aplin 6-30, Sirgregory Thornton 5-28, Lucious Henderson 1-17, Dwayne Frampton 1-4, Allen Muse 1-2, Jermaine Robertson 1--1
FIU: Darrian Mallary 19-83, Darriet Perry 12-43, T.Y. Hilton 1-8, Kedrick Rhodes 2-4, Wesley Carroll 5--1, Wayne Younger 1--6, Team 2--10
ARST: Ryan Aplin 8-19-126-0, Phillip Butterfield 3-12-24-0, Dwayne Frampton 1-1-4-0
FIU: Wesley Carroll 21-27-266-1, Wayne Times 0-1-0-0
ARST: Allen Muse 4-81, Dwayne Frampton 2-30, Taylor Stockemer 2-18, Derek Lawson 1-12, Kedric Murry 1-6, Phillip Butterfield 1-4, Anthony Robinson 1-3
FIU: T.Y. Hilton 11-140, Jason Frierson 3-29, Greg Ellingson 2-36, Wayne Times 2-28, Darriet Perry 2-28, Darrian Mallary 1-5

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