FIU pulls out overtime win
Jake Medlock threw for 209 yards and rushed for 141 as Florida International defeated Akron 41-38 in overtime Saturday.
Medlock, who threw for 348 yards and two touchdowns in his debut last week, opened the scoring with a 29-yard touchdown run.
However, Akron's Dalton Williams threw three straight touchdowns to give the Zips (0-2) a 20-7 lead before Medlock's touchdown pass to Jairus Williams cut the deficit to 20-14 at halftime.
Williams threw his fifth touchdown to Marquelo Suel to give Akron a 38-35 lead with 1:53 to play but FIU's Jack Griffin connected from 30 yards out as time expired.
Griffin's 41-yarder in overtime sealed the victory for the Panthers (1-1).
Safety John Cyprien led the FIU defense with 11 tackles. The junior, who had nine tackles last week, now stands 10 tackles shy of tying the school-record of 302 total tackles.
Williams led Akron with 313 yards passing.
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