MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – Florida International came into Tuesday night’s game looking to even their conference record and move to 5-3 on the season, but the Troy Trojans wouldn’t go quietly into the night.
FIU needed a 22-yard field goal from Jack Griffin to edge Troy 23-20 in overtime Tuesday. The Panthers were led by running back Kedrick Rhodes who ran for 172 yards on 30 carries in the game.READ MORE: Inter Miami CF Unveils 'La Palma' 2021 Secondary Jersey, As Team Gets Ready For 2021 MLS Season
Panthers quarterback Wesley Carrol chipped in by going 20-37 for 286 yards and two touchdowns to help FIU reach their fifth win on the season.READ MORE: Precautionary Boil Water Notice In Effect For Section Of Victoria Park
The victory was only FIU’s second win against Troy all-time.
Going strictly by the numbers, FIU should have blown Troy off the field. The Panthers outgained the Trojans 522-299 and held the ball for 36:39. But FIU’s self-inflicted problems of penalties and three turnovers almost cost them the game.MORE NEWS: Biden's $1.9 Trillion Relief Bill Passes House, But Faces Senate Hurdle
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