BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Graham Wilbert's fourth touchdown pass, a 22-yarder to William Dukes with 17 seconds remaining, lifted Florida Atlantic to a 34-27 victory over Troy on Saturday night.
Wilbert, who then completed a two-point conversion pass, drove the Owls (2-6, 1-4 Sun Belt Conference) 74 yards in nine plays after the Trojans (4-4, 3-3) went ahead 27-26 on Shawn Southward's 31-yard run with 1:49 remaining.
The victory ended a six-game skid for the Owls, who lost 37-34 in double overtime to South Alabama last week. It also ended their streak of 14 conference losses, dating to 2010.
FAU led 17-0, but Troy tied it after scoring two touchdowns in the final two minutes of the first half. The second was set up by an Owls fumble at their 29.
Mitch Anderson's 47-yard field goal broke the tie and Wilbert's third touchdown pass made it 26-17 with 3:49 left in the third quarter.
|FAU||Nexon Dorvilus 11 yd pass from Graham Wilbert (Mitch Anderson kick)|
|FAU||Nexon Dorvilus 9 yd pass from Graham Wilbert (Mitch Anderson kick)|
|FAU||Mitch Anderson 35 yd FG|
|TROY||Will Scott 52 yd FG|
|TROY||Jaquon Robinson 20 yd pass from Corey Robinson (Will Scott kick)|
|TROY||Shawn Southward 1 yd run (Will Scott kick)|
|FAU||Mitch Anderson 47 yd FG|
|FAU||Jenson Stoshak 7 yd pass from Graham Wilbert (failed 2pt pass)|
|TROY||Will Scott 17 yd FG|
|TROY||Shawn Southward 31 yd run (Will Scott kick)|
|FAU||William Dukes 22 yd pass from Graham Wilbert (Jonathan Wallace 2pt pass from Graham Wilbert)|
|Third Down Efficiency||4-16||7-16|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||2-2||0-0|
|Kick Return Yds||26||26|
|Punt Return Yds||11||1|
|Time of Poss.||23:59||36:1|
|TROY: Shawn Southward 11-68, Deon Anthony 10-36, D.J. Taylor 8-26, Justin Albert 4-26, Corey Robinson 2-4, Chandler Worthy 1-4|
|FAU: Jonathan Wallace 24-87, Martese Jackson 8-58, Graham Wilbert 5-11, Daniel McKinney 1-7, William Dukes 1--1, Erik Hansen 1--2|
|TROY: Corey Robinson 15-32-211-1, Deon Anthony 2-3-6-0|
|FAU: Graham Wilbert 26-40-261-0|
|TROY: Chip Reeves 5-88, Eric Thomas 3-15, Shawn Southward 2-44, D.J. Taylor 2-30, Chandler Worthy 2-11, Justin Albert 2-9, Jaquon Robinson 1-20|
|FAU: Nexon Dorvilus 6-78, William Dukes 6-41, Byron Hankerson 5-56, Daniel McKinney 4-61, Jenson Stoshak 2-22, Alex Deleon 1-2, Jonathan Wallace 1-1, Martese Jackson 1-0|
|Troy||3rd Sun Belt||4-3||6-6|
|Florida Atlantic||4th Conference USA East||4-4||6-6|