Boxscore
Florida International 34, Toledo 32
Sunday, December 26, 2010 8:30 PM
Location - Ford Field
Attendance - 32431

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Florida International 0 7 14 13 34
Toledo 7 14 3 8 32

Recap


Jack Griffin’s 34-yard field goal as time expired lifted Florida International to a thrilling 34-32 win over Toledo in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit Sunday.

The Golden Panthers (7-6), making their first-ever bowl appearance, converted 4th-and-17 on a hook-and-ladder to set up the game-winning kick.

Toledo (8-5) grabbed a 32-31 lead with 1:14 left on Terrance Owens’ 2-point conversion pass to Eric Page. Owens had run for a 14-yard score to pull the Rockets within one, and Rockets coach Tim Beckman opted to go for the win. Page caught a dart over the middle.

But the Rockets left too much time.

T.Y. Hilton barely got the first down on the hook-and-ladder, capping a great game by the Sun Belt Player of the Year. He returned a kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown, sparking FIU’s comeback from a 24-7 deficit in the third quarter, and caught a 10-yard scoring pass in the fourth.

Toledo lost despite 193 rushing yards and two touchdowns from Adonis Thomas. FIU's Darriet Perry ran for 132 yards and two scores.

This was the third straight season the teams met. FIU won 35-16 in 2008, and Toledo prevailed 41-31 last season.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 5:40
Toledo   TD  Toledo 7 - Florida International 0
2nd Quarter - 10:45
Toledo   TD  Toledo 14 - Florida International 0
2nd Quarter - 6:25
Florida International   TD  Toledo 14 - Florida International 7
2nd Quarter - 2:56
Toledo   TD  Toledo 21 - Florida International 7
3rd Quarter - 9:44
Toledo   FG  Toledo 24 - Florida International 7
3rd Quarter - 9:32
Florida International   TD  Toledo 24 - Florida International 14
3rd Quarter - 6:45
Florida International   TD  Toledo 24 - Florida International 21
4th Quarter - 7:34
Florida International   TD  Toledo 24 - Florida International 28
4th Quarter - 3:18
Florida International   FG  Toledo 24 - Florida International 31
4th Quarter - 1:14
Toledo   TD  Toledo 32 - Florida International 31
4th Quarter - 0:00
Florida International   FG  Toledo 32 - Florida International 34
TEAMS

Team Records

  Florida International Toledo
W/L 7 - 6 - 0 8 - 5 - 0
Conference 6 - 2 - 0 7 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Florida International Toledo
Score 34 32
First Downs 15 24
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-13
15%
4-for-13
31%
4th Down Efficiency 3-for-4
75%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 308 436
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 37-168 43-304
Average/Rush 4.5 7.1
Passing
Comp-Att 16-28 15-27
Passing Yards 140 132
Average/Pass Play 4.7 4.6
Penalties-Yards 4-44 9-57
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 1 3
Time of Possession 28:38 31:22

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
W. Carroll 16/27 140 1 1
J. Younger 0/1 0 0 0
Toledo (8 - 5)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Owens 15/27 132 1 3
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Perry 16 132 8.2 2
J. Harden 7 26 3.7 0
D. Mallary 4 10 2.5 0
T. Hilton 4 4 1.0 0
W. Carroll 6 -4 -0.7 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Thomas 24 193 8.0 2
T. Owens 10 65 6.5 1
D. Fluellen 7 56 8.0 0
M. Williams 1 2 2.0 0
E. Page 1 -12 -12.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
G. Ellingson 7 66 9.4 0
T. Hilton 3 32 10.7 1
W. Times 2 21 10.5 0
J. Younger 3 19 6.3 0
J. Harden 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Cortazzo 4 55 13.8 0
D. Noble 2 25 12.5 1
K. Stafford 2 24 12.0 0
E. Page 5 24 4.8 0
A. Thomas 2 4 2.0 0
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