MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Jake Medlock threw two touchdowns and ran for another as Florida International snapped a seven-game losing streak, beating South Alabama 28-20 Saturday in a Sun Belt Conference showdown.
South Alabama (2-7, 1-4) got on the board first when T.J. Glover scored from 15 yards out. But South Alabama would not see the lead again, as FIU rattled off 28-straight points to take a 28-7 advantage into halftime.
Medlock threw touchdowns of 26 and 27 yards and ran one in from 19 yards during the run. Kedrick Rhodes' 2-yard touchdown capped the scoring burst.
South Alabama scored 13 unanswered points in the second half but Ross Metheny's second interception of the day ended the Jaguars' final possession.
Ross led the Jaguars with 270 yards through the air and added 56 on the ground.
South Alabama outgained FIU (2-8, 1-5) 458-334 but scored a touchdown on just 1 of 4 red-zone attempts.
|SALA||T.J. Glover 15 yd run (Michel Chapuseaux kick)|
|FIU||Willis Wright 26 yd pass from Jake Medlock (Jack Griffin kick)|
|FIU||Jacob Younger 27 yd pass from Jake Medlock (Jack Griffin kick)|
|FIU||Jake Medlock 19 yd run (Jack Griffin kick)|
|FIU||Kedrick Rhodes 2 yd run (Jack Griffin kick)|
|SALA||Corey Besteda 75 yd pass from Ross Metheny (Michel Chapuseaux kick)|
|SALA||Michel Chapuseaux 39 yd FG|
|SALA||Michel Chapuseaux 23 yd FG|
|Third Down Efficiency||2-11||5-16|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||1-1||1-3|
|Kick Return Yds||122||35|
|Punt Return Yds||14||36|
|Time of Poss.||29:53||30:7|
|FIU: Kedrick Rhodes 27-149, Darian Mallary 8-23, Jake Medlock 9-9, T.J. Lowder 1-2, Team 1--2|
|SALA: Demetre Baker 15-74, Ross Metheny 8-56, T.J. Glover 4-30, Terrance Timmons 8-24, Trey Fetner 1-3, Kendall Houston 2-1|
|FIU: Jake Medlock 9-19-153-0|
|SALA: Ross Metheny 19-37-270-2, Team 0-1-0-0|
|FIU: Jacob Younger 2-62, Kedrick Rhodes 2-15, Willis Wright 1-26, De'Andre Jasper 1-22, Wayne Times 1-15, Darian Mallary 1-7, Jairus Williams 1-6|
|SALA: Wes Saxton 6-92, Bryant Lavender 4-26, Corey Besteda 3-96, Jereme Jones 3-34, Corey Waldon 1-16, T.J. Glover 1-3, Demetre Baker 1-3|
|Florida International||8th Sun Belt||2-6||3-9|
|South Alabama||10th Sun Belt||1-7||2-11|