NCAA Game Summary - F-I-U at Louisiana|
(Saturday, November 20th)
Final Score: F-I-U 38, Louisiana 17
Lafayette, LA (Sports Network) - Darriet Perry scored three touchdowns as the
FIU Golden Panthers downed the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns, 38-17, in a Sun Belt
Perry picked up 77 rushing yards on 20 carries, while Wesley Carroll was 16-
of-19 through the air for the Golden Panthers (5-5, 4-2 Sun Belt) for 162
yards and a touchdown.
Blaine Gautier had a huge night for the Ragin' Cajuns (2-9, 2-5), who have
lost seven straight. He ran for 112 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries, and
was 13-of-29 through the air for 186 yards and a score. He was sacked seven
FIU got on the board when Wesley Carroll hit Jon Faucher with a six-yard
touchdown pass with 11:30 left in the first half.
The Ragin Cajuns picked up their first points on Brett Baer's 25-yard field
goal with 7:20 left until halftime.
The Golden Panthers extended their lead when Perry scored on a five-yard run
with 13:50 left in the third quarter.
Jack Griffin added a 25-yard field goal to give the Golden Panthers a 17-3
lead with 9:47 left in the period.
Louisiana got on a big play when Gautier hit Ladarius Green with a 50-yard
touchdown pass at the 8:36 mark.
FIU scored on a turnover when Junior Mertile picked off a Gautier pass and
returned it 26 yards to the end zone with 4:05 remaining.
Gautier responded exactly one minute later with a 55-yard touchdown run to cut
the Golden Panthers' lead to 24-17.
Perry put the game out of reach for FIU with a pair of fourth-quarter
touchdowns, the first from three yards out with 5:52 left in the game and a
seven-yard burst exactly two minutes later.
FIU was 6-of-12 on third-down conversions and scored all five times it reached
the red zone.
11/21 01:53:09 ET