Sight

GAMEDAY College Football

Middle Tennessee 33, Florida International 28

Associated Press

MIAMI - Jakobe Thomas returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to give Middle Tennessee a 33-28 victory over Florida International.

Thomas stepped in front of Rivaldo Fairweather, who had caught three touchdown passes, and ran untouched for the go-ahead score with 2:50 remaining. FIU drove to the Middle Tennesse 22-yard line on its final drive, but Haden Carlson threw his fourth interception on fourth-and-10 with 27 seconds left.

Chase Cunningham completed 29 of 42 passes for 279 yards and added 32 yards rushing with a pair of touchdown runs for Middle Tennessee (7-5, 4-4 Conference USA).

Carlson was 29-of-52 passing for 414 yards and threw four touchdown passes to go with his four picks for FIU (4-8, 2-6). Trailing 27-7 midway through the third quarter, Carlson and Fairweather connected on a 75-yard touchdown to pull to 27-14, and again for a 3-yard score that gave the Panthers a 28-27 lead with 10:51 remaining.

November 26, 2022


Scoring Summary
First Quarter MiddTnFIU
MiddTn FG 9:03 Zeke Rankin 31 yd FG 3 0
MiddTn FG 1:29 Zeke Rankin 25 yd FG 6 0
Second Quarter MiddTnFIU
MiddTn TD 9:30 Darius Bracy 1 yd run (Zeke Rankin kick) 13 0
MiddTn TD 1:40 Chase Cunningham 16 yd run (Zeke Rankin kick) 20 0
FIU TD 0:20 Rivaldo Fairweather 6 yd pass from Haden Carlson (Chase Gabriel kick) 20 7
Third Quarter MiddTnFIU
MiddTn TD 8:48 Chase Cunningham 2 yd run (Zeke Rankin kick) 27 7
FIU TD 8:39 Rivaldo Fairweather 75 yd pass from Haden Carlson (Chase Gabriel kick) 27 14
FIU TD 6:05 Josiah Miamen 21 yd pass from Haden Carlson (Chase Gabriel kick) 27 21
Fourth Quarter MiddTnFIU
FIU TD 10:51 Rivaldo Fairweather 3 yd pass from Haden Carlson (Chase Gabriel kick) 27 28
MiddTn TD 2:50 Jakobe Thomas 28 yd interception return (failed 2pt pass) 33 28
Team Stats
  Middle Tennessee FIU
First downs 26 24
  Rushing 10 3
  Passing 15 20
  Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Efficiency 9-19, 47% 4-12, 33%
4th down efficiency 2-2, 100% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 41-168 19-83
Passing Yards 279 414
Return Yards 98 79
Completions-Attempts-Int 29-42-0 29-53-4
Sacks-Yards Lost 3--17 2--15
Punts 5 5
Punts-Average 47.4 38.6
Fumbles Lost 1-0 1-0
Penalties - Yards 7-70 5-32
Time of Possession 34:36 25:24
Middle Tennessee Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Cunningham 29 42 279 0 0
FIU Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
H. Carlson 29 52 414 4 4
Middle Tennessee Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Bracy 20 91 4.6 1
F. Peasant 9 55 6.1 0
C. Cunningham 10 32 3.2 2
FIU Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
E. Wilson Jr. 6 32 5.3 0
H. Carlson 5 21 4.2 0
L. Joseph 6 18 3.0 0
D. Patterson 2 12 6.0 0
Middle Tennessee Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
I. Gathings 7 77 11.0 0
J. Lane 5 60 12.0 0
Y. Ali 6 55 9.2 0
D. England-Chisolm 6 37 6.2 0
F. Peasant 1 26 26.0 0
D. Bracy 2 13 6.5 0
E. Metcalf 2 11 5.5 0
FIU Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. Fairweather 8 152 19.0 3
D. Patterson 5 100 20.0 0
J. Miamen 7 65 9.3 1
K. Mitchell 3 55 18.3 0
A. Hooker 2 20 10.0 0
J. Bracey 2 15 7.5 0
L. Joseph 2 7 3.5 0
Middle Tennessee Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Thomas 2 87
D. Patterson 2 9
FIU Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Middle Tennessee Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
K. Ulbrich 5 237 47.4
FIU Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
D. Montiel 5 193 38.6
Middle Tennessee Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Lane 1 2 2.0
FIU Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Patterson 3 3 1.0
Middle Tennessee Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
FIU Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
L. Joseph 4 76 19.0
Middle Tennessee Missed FG
Player Length
Z. Rankin 43
FIU Missed FG
Player Length
C. Gabriel 54




Bedrosians Tile & Stone
D1SportsNet