MIAMI ( – 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.

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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.

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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.

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