Recap - Golden Panthers Defeat Western Kentucky 28-21
|Recap - Golden Panthers Defeat Western Kentucky 28-21|
Florida International earned a 28-21 victory over Western Kentucky on Saturday in Week 6 action at FIU Stadium.
Florida International won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 9-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 55.5.
Wesley Carroll completed 12 of 19 pass attempts for 108 yards for the Golden Panthers in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Hilltoppers defense.
Bobby Rainey rushed for 94 yards for Western Kentucky, while Kawaun Jakes added 7 yards. Kawaun Jakes threw for 193 yards for the Hilltoppers, while receivers Dexter Haynes and Willie McNeal had 53 and 48 yards respectively.
Western Kentucky was outgained by Florida International 343-299 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 21-17 by the Hilltoppers.
The time of possession battle favored Western Kentucky as their offense was on the field for 34:37, longer than the 25:23 of their opponents.
Florida International looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against North Texas. Western Kentucky will aim to get back on the winning track vs Louisiana-Monroe.