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FIU Panthers Defeat Akron In Overtime

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MIAMI (AP) — 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.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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