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Florida International vs Louisiana Tech

Associated Press

MIAMI - Grayson James threw three touchdown passes, Lexington Joseph had a 1-yard touchdown run in the second overtime and Florida International beat Louisiana Tech 42-34.

Louisiana Tech's Landry Lyddy threw an incomplete pass on fourth-and-10 to end it.

FIU (4-4, 2-2 Conference USA), which beat Charlotte 34-15 last week, has won consecutive games for the first time since 2019 and ended a four-game losing streak to Louisiana Tech (2-6, 1-3).

James was 31-of-48 passing for 321 yards and connected with three separate receivers for scores. Joseph finished with 41 yards rushing and also had a 1-yard TD run in the first overtime.

Chase Gabriel's 28-yard field goal pulled FIU even at 27 with 16 seconds remaining in regulation.

Lyddy threw for 256 yards and was 28-of-40 passing for Louisiana Tech. Marquis Crosby had 115 yards rushing and a pair of touchdown runs.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter LaTechFIU
LaTech TD 10:40 Landry Lyddy 1 yard TD run (Jacob Barnes Extra Point) 7 0
LaTech FG 3:54 Jacob Barnes 36 yard field goal 10 0
FIU TD 0:46 Kris Mitchell 34 yard TD pass from Grayson James (Chase Gabriel Extra Point) 10 7
Second Quarter LaTechFIU
LaTech TD 13:18 Marquis Crosby 29 yard TD run (Jacob Barnes Extra Point) 17 7
FIU TD 7:19 Jalen Bracey 16 yard TD pass from Grayson James (Chase Gabriel Extra Point) 17 14
FIU TD 6:41 Tyrese Chambers 18 yard TD pass from Grayson James (Chase Gabriel Extra Point) 17 21
Third Quarter LaTechFIU
FIU FG 4:25 Chase Gabriel 45 yard field goal 17 24
Fourth Quarter LaTechFIU
LaTech TD 13:01 Charvis Thornton 9 yard TD run (Jacob Barnes Extra Point) 24 24
LaTech FG 5:31 Jacob Barnes 32 yard field goal 27 24
FIU FG 0:16 Chase Gabriel 28 yard field goal 27 27
OT LaTechFIU
LaTech TD   Marquis Crosby 5 yard TD run (Jacob Barnes Extra Point) 34 27
FIU TD   Lexington Joseph 1 yard TD run (Chase Gabriel Extra Point) 34 34
2nd OT LaTechFIU
FIU TD   Lexington Joseph 1 yard TD run (Kris Mitchell 2pt conversion attempt is GOOD) 34 42
Team Stats
  Louisiana Tech FIU
First downs 21 23
  Rushing 8 5
  Passing 10 16
  Penalty 3 2
3rd Down Efficiency 10-19, 53% 7-15, 47%
4th down efficiency 0-2, 0% 0-1, 0%
Rushes-Yards 41-184 25-57
Passing Yards 256 321
Return Yards 56 92
Completions-Attempts-Int 28-40-0 31-48-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 2-8 1-6
Punts 3 5
Fumbles Lost 0-0 2-0
Penalties - Yards 5-42 8-54
Louisiana Tech Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
L. Lyddy 28 40 256 0 0
FIU Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
G. James 31 48 321 3 0
Louisiana Tech Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
M. Crosby 21 115 5.5 2
C. Thornton 12 53 4.4 1
P. McNeil 1 15 15.0 0
S. Lewis 1 5 5.0 0
G. Garner 2 5 2.5 0
L. Lyddy 3 -7 -2.3 1
FIU Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
L. Joseph 12 37 3.1 2
E. Wilson Jr. 7 18 2.6 0
G. James 5 3 0.6 0
Louisiana Tech Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
N. Jones 4 72 18.0 0
S. Harris 9 56 6.2 0
C. Allen 4 55 13.8 0
T. Harris 3 49 16.3 0
K. Maxwell 2 14 7.0 0
G. Garner 1 8 8.0 0
J. Lewis 2 3 1.5 0
C. Thornton 2 0 0.0
0
M. Crosby 1 -1 -1.0 0
FIU Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. Fairweather 6 89 14.8 0
T. Chambers 7 81 11.6 1
J. Bracey 6 47 7.8 1
K. Mitchell 3 47 15.7 1
J. Miamen 3 30 10.0 0
L. Joseph 4 27 6.8 0
E. Wilson Jr. 2 0 0.0
0
Louisiana Tech Interceptions
Player Int Yards
FIU Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Louisiana Tech Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
P. Rea 2 94 47.0
A. McCready 1 17 17.0
FIU Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
D. Montiel 5 185 37.0
Louisiana Tech Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
FIU Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Louisiana Tech Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Locke 1 24 24.0
S. Harris 1 32 32.0
FIU Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
L. Joseph 3 59 19.7
E. Wilson Jr. 1 33 33.0
Louisiana Tech Missed FG
Player Length
J. Barnes 29
FIU Missed FG
Player Length




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