MIAMI (AP) - Antonio Andrews rushed for a 3-yard score with 2:24 remaining, and the Western Kentucky defense forced its fourth turnover of the contest on the final play in a 14-6 win over FIU Saturday night.
After the Hilltoppers (6-2, 3-1 Sun Belt Conference) went up, the Golden Panthers (1-8, 0-5) drove to their 33 in the waning seconds. One play after being sacked, Jake Medlock hit Willis Wright for a 14-yards on fourth-and-12 to give FIU one more chance. After the play, Medlock collapsed to the ground and left the game.
His backup E.J. Hilliard, the freshman who subbed for Medlock for parts of three games when he broke his foot against Louisville, came in for his only play with eight seconds left. He fumbled the snap, picked it up and then fumbled it away while rolling out to his right as Western Kentucky's Jamichael Payne recovered to end the game.
|FIU||Jack Griffin 29 yd FG|
|WKY||Kadeem Jones 1 yd run (Garrett Schwettman kick)|
|FIU||Jack Griffin 39 yd FG|
|WKY||Antonio Andrews 3 yd run (Garrett Schwettman kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||6-14||7-14|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||0-2||1-2|
|Kick Return Yds||29||68|
|Punt Return Yds||0||2|
|Time of Poss.||33:21||26:39|
|WKY: Antonio Andrews 27-158, Willie McNeal 1-4, Leon Allen 1-2, Kadeem Jones 2-1, Kawaun Jakes 8--4|
|FIU: Darian Mallary 7-43, Kedrick Rhodes 12-39, Jake Medlock 12-17, De'Andre Jasper 1-1, E.J. Hilliard 1--2, Team 2--12|
|WKY: Kawaun Jakes 14-21-128-1|
|FIU: Jake Medlock 15-30-187-1, Wayne Times 1-1-69-0, Team 0-1-0-0|
|WKY: Jack Doyle 4-63, Willie McNeal 3-27, Marcus Vasquez 3-22, Antonio Andrews 2-3, Rico Brown 1-8, Boe Brand 1-5|
|FIU: Willis Wright 5-128, Wayne Times 5-54, Zach Schaubhut 2-29, Glenn Coleman 2-14, Kedrick Rhodes 1-27, T.J. Lowder 1-4|
|Western Kentucky||3rd Sun Belt||4-3||8-4|
|Florida International||5th Conference USA East||1-7||1-11|