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.
|FAU||Jonathan Wallace 1 yd run (Mitch Anderson kick)|
|SALA||Demetre Baker 4 yd run (Michel Chapuseaux kick)|
|FAU||Martese Jackson 14 yd run (Mitch Anderson kick)|
|SALA||Ross Metheny 5 yd run (Michel Chapuseaux kick)|
|FAU||Mitch Anderson 23 yd FG|
|FAU||William Dukes 50 yd pass from Graham Wilbert (Mitch Anderson kick)|
|SALA||Michel Chapuseaux 32 yd FG|
|FAU||Nexon Dorvilus 6 yd pass from Graham Wilbert (Mitch Anderson kick)|
|SALA||Demetre Baker 1 yd run (Michel Chapuseaux kick)|
|SALA||Gabe Loper 16 yd pass from Ross Metheny (Michel Chapuseaux kick)|
|SALA||Michel Chapuseaux 37 yd FG|
|FAU||Mitch Anderson 37 yd FG|
|SALA||Michel Chapuseaux 35 yd FG|
|Third Down Efficiency||8-19||4-16|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||0-0||0-1|
|Kick Return Yds||72||55|
|Punt Return Yds||27||1|
|Time of Poss.||29:32||30:28|
|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 Atlantic||4th Conference USA East||4-4||6-6|
|South Alabama||3rd Sun Belt||4-3||6-6|