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South Alabama outlasts FAU 37-34 in 2OTs
Saturday, Oct 20, 2012

MOBILE, Ala. (AP)—Demetre Baker and Ross Metheny scored late touchdowns and Michel Chapuseaux made three field goals to help South Alabama rally and beat Florida Atlantic 37-34 Saturday in two overtimes.

Mitch Anderson kicked a 23-yard field goal to give FAU (1-6, 0-4 Sun Belt Conference) a 17-14 lead at halftime and the Owls pushed that lead to 31-17 in the fourth quarter behind two touchdown passes from Graham Wilbert.

South Alabama (2-5, 1-2) rallied however, as Baker scored on a 1-yard run and Metheny connected with Gabe Loper from 16-yards out to even the score with 1:09 to play.

Chapuseaux and Mitch Anderson both connected on 37-yard field goal attempts in the first overtime period, but after Pat Moore blocked Anderson’s 44-yard attempt in the second overtime, Chapuseaux converted from 35 yards to seal the win.

Anderson converted just 2 of 5 field goal attempts with three blocked kicks.

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