(Saturday, December 6th)
Final Score: Florida International 27, Western Kentucky 3
Miami, FL (Sports Network) - Paul McCall threw for 292 yards and a touchdown, as the Florida International Golden Panthers downed the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, 27-3, in non-conference play.
McCall connected on 20-of-34 pass attempts and he also rushed for 28 yards for FIU (5-7). Greg Ellingson was his main target, pulling down six balls for 104 yards.
David Wolke struggled for WKU (2-10), completing just 13-of-36 tosses for 138 yards and two picks.
The Toppers scored the only points of the first quarter on a 26-yard field goal by Tanner Siewert.
FIU grabbed a 7-3 lead just before the intermission, as T.Y. Hilton rumbled three yards to paydirt.
The Panthers extended their lead in the third quarter behind a pair of field goals by Dustin Rivest.
Early in the fourth period, McCall tossed a three-yard touchdown pass to Jason Frierson.
The Panthers put the game away for good when Anthony Gaitor returned an interception 78 yards for a touchdown late in the final quarter.
FIU's defense limited WKU to just 180 total yards and only a 2-of-16 effort on third down chances.
12/06 23:59:27 ET