Florida Atlantic at South Alabama

South Alabama 37, FAU 34, OT


MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Demetre Baker and Ross Metheny scored late touchdowns and Michel Chapuseaux made three field goals to help South Alabama rally and beat Florida Atlantic 37-34 Saturday in two overtimes.

Mitch Anderson kicked a 23-yard field goal to give FAU (1-6, 0-4 Sun Belt Conference) a 17-14 lead at halftime and the Owls pushed that lead to 31-17 in the fourth quarter behind two touchdown passes from Graham Wilbert.

South Alabama (2-5, 1-2) rallied however, as Baker scored on a 1-yard run and Metheny connected with Gabe Loper from 16-yards out to even the score with 1:09 to play.

Chapuseaux and Mitch Anderson both connected on 37-yard field goal attempts in the first overtime period, but after Pat Moore blocked Anderson's 44-yard attempt in the second overtime, Chapuseaux converted from 35 yards to seal the win.

Anderson converted just 2 of 5 field goal attempts with three blocked kicks.

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Scoring Summary
FAUJonathan Wallace 1 yd run (Mitch Anderson kick)
SALADemetre Baker 4 yd run (Michel Chapuseaux kick)
FAUMartese Jackson 14 yd run (Mitch Anderson kick)
SALARoss Metheny 5 yd run (Michel Chapuseaux kick)
FAUMitch Anderson 23 yd FG
FAUWilliam Dukes 50 yd pass from Graham Wilbert (Mitch Anderson kick)
SALAMichel Chapuseaux 32 yd FG
FAUNexon Dorvilus 6 yd pass from Graham Wilbert (Mitch Anderson kick)
SALADemetre Baker 1 yd run (Michel Chapuseaux kick)
SALAGabe Loper 16 yd pass from Ross Metheny (Michel Chapuseaux kick)
SALAMichel Chapuseaux 37 yd FG
FAUMitch Anderson 37 yd FG
SALAMichel Chapuseaux 35 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs2524
Third Down Efficiency8-194-16
Fourth Down Efficiency0-00-1
Plays-Net Yards80-46180-359
Passing Yds303179
Kick Return Yds7255
Punt Return Yds271
Time of Poss.29:3230:28
Individual Stats
FAU: Jonathan Wallace 21-101, Martese Jackson 7-24, Graham Wilbert 7-22, Travis Jones 1-21, Damian Fortner 2-5, Team 1--15
SALA: Demetre Baker 16-73, Terrance Timmons 11-36, Ross Metheny 13-34, T.J. Glover 6-29, Jereme Jones 1-4, Trey Fetner 4-3, Kendall Houston 2-1
FAU: Graham Wilbert 27-41-303-0
SALA: Ross Metheny 13-27-179-0
FAU: Daniel McKinney 6-57, William Dukes 5-119, Nexon Dorvilus 4-52, Alex Deleon 4-23, Travis Jones 3-9, Byron Hankerson 2-35, Jonathan Wallace 2-4, Terrell Mitchell 1-4
SALA: Gabe Loper 4-91, Jereme Jones 3-19, Greg Hollinger 2-34, Bryant Lavender 1-17, Desmond Jones 1-11, Corey Besteda 1-6, Jared Palmer 1-1
Florida Atlantic6th Conference USA East2-63-9
South Alabama8th Sun Belt 2-66-7

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