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NCAA Game Summary - Troy at Florida International



(Saturday, October 6th)

Final Score: Troy 34, Florida International 16

Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Omar Haugabook threw for one touchdown and ran for another as he led the Troy Trojans to a 34-16 win over the Golden Panthers of Florida International in Sun Belt Conference action at the Orange Bowl.

Haugabook finished the night 24-of-34 for 195 yards through the air for the Trojans (4-2, 3-0 SBC) and also posted 64 yards rushing on 14 attempts. Posting a career effort was Kenny Cattouse who gained 205 yards and scored once on 14 carries in the victory.

FIU (0-6, 0-2) was paced by Wayne Younger who produced 248 yards and a touchdown on 19-of-40 passing, but he was also sacked two times and intercepted twice in the setback. With the loss the Golden Panthers extend the nation's longest losing streak to 18 games in a row.

The only scoring of the first quarter came from FIU and Younger when he carried the ball into the end zone on a four-yard scamper.

Troy then reeled off 17 unanswered points, beginning with a 39-yard field goal by Greg Whibbs. A two-yard touchdown run by Haugabook was followed by an exciting 84-yard punt return by Leodis McKelvin to make the score 17-7.

A 39-yard field goal by FIU's Chris Abed cut the home team's deficit to seven points, but with just three seconds remaining in the first half Whibbs and the Trojans responded with a 20-yard field goal to make the score 20-10 at the break.

The third period saw Haugabook connect with Andrew Davis on a three-yard touchdown pass at the 6:38 mark, with an 88-yard TD run by Cattouse coming three and a half minutes later to give Troy a 34-10 advantage.

The Golden Panthers added an insignificant touchdown with under a minute to play in the fourth, with Younger finding James Rucker with a nine-yard TD strike, but by that point it didn't matter that FIU failed on a two-point conversion.

With their fourth straight victory the Trojans generated 494 yards of total offense, compared to just 329 yards for an FIU program that converted a mere 3- of-15 on third down on the night.

10/06 23:54:16 ET


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