Akron at Florida International

FIU 41, Akron 38, OT


MIAMI (AP) - 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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Scoring Summary
FIUJake Medlock 29 yd run (Jack Griffin kick)
AKRONMarquelo Suel 15 yd pass from Dalton Williams (Robert Stein kick)
AKRONJawon Chisholm 11 yd pass from Dalton Williams (missed kick)
AKRONL.T. Smith 5 yd pass from Dalton Williams (Robert Stein kick)
FIUJairus Williams 7 yd pass from Jake Medlock (Jack Griffin kick)
FIUDarian Mallary 5 yd run (Jack Griffin kick)
FIURichard Leonard 49 yd punt return (Jack Griffin kick)
AKRONRobert Stein 41 yd FG
AKRONJawon Chisholm 21 yd pass from Dalton Williams (Dee Frieson 2pt pass from Dalton Williams)
FIUDarian Mallary 32 yd run (Jack Griffin kick)
AKRONMarquelo Suel 15 yd pass from Dalton Williams (Robert Stein kick)
FIUJack Griffin 30 yd FG
FIUJack Griffin 29 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs2223
Third Down Efficiency7-214-18
Fourth Down Efficiency0-11-1
Plays-Net Yards88-41180-441
Passing Yds313209
Kick Return Yds16103
Punt Return Yds10792
Time of Poss.31:4843:12
Individual Stats
AKRON: Jawon Chisholm 12-43, Conor Hundley 8-31, Hakeem Lawrence 7-30, Quentin Hines 2-2, Dalton Williams 4--3, Team 1--5
FIU: Jake Medlock 23-141, Darian Mallary 14-60, Kedrick Rhodes 11-47, Loranzo Hammonds 1-7, Team 1--23
AKRON: Dalton Williams 27-54-313-1
FIU: Jake Medlock 19-30-209-0
AKRON: Marquelo Suel 7-99, L.T. Smith 5-23, Keith Sconiers 4-64, Zach D'Orazio 3-54, Tyrell Goodman 3-32, Dee Frieson 3-9, Jawon Chisholm 2-32
FIU: Wayne Times 5-56, Jacob Younger 4-68, Jairus Williams 4-36, Akil Dan-Fodio 3-28, Kedrick Rhodes 2-10, Darian Mallary 1-11
Akron3rd Mid American East3-55-7
Florida International4th Conference USA East4-44-8

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