Florida International at South Alabama

FIU 28, South Alabama 20

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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.

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Scoring Summary
SALAT.J. Glover 15 yd run (Michel Chapuseaux kick)
FIUWillis Wright 26 yd pass from Jake Medlock (Jack Griffin kick)
FIUJacob Younger 27 yd pass from Jake Medlock (Jack Griffin kick)
FIUJake Medlock 19 yd run (Jack Griffin kick)
FIUKedrick Rhodes 2 yd run (Jack Griffin kick)
SALACorey Besteda 75 yd pass from Ross Metheny (Michel Chapuseaux kick)
SALAMichel Chapuseaux 39 yd FG
SALAMichel Chapuseaux 23 yd FG
 
Team Stats
 FIUSALA
First Downs2022
Third Down Efficiency2-115-16
Fourth Down Efficiency1-11-3
Plays-Net Yards65-33476-458
Rushes-Yds46-18138-188
Passing Yds153270
Kick Return Yds12235
Punt Return Yds1436
Passes9-19-019-38-2
Punts8-3124-142
Fumbles-Lost1-12-2
Penalties-Yds4-335-49
Time of Poss.29:5330:7
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
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
PASSING
FIU: Jake Medlock 9-19-153-0
SALA: Ross Metheny 19-37-270-2, Team 0-1-0-0
RECEIVING
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
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Florida International6th Conference USA East3-54-8
South Alabama4th Sun Belt 5-36-7