AMHERST, Mass. (AP) – Blake Frohnapfel threw three touchdown passes to lead Massachusetts to a 24-14 victory over Florida International on Saturday.

Frohnapfel was 32 of 42 for 363 yards passing. He threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Marken Michel early in the game, and connected with Michel again on an 5-yard scoring throw with 7:11 remaining to cap the scoring.

Tajae Sharpe had 15 catches for 159 yards with one touchdown for Massachusetts (1-3), which snapped a five-game losing streak dating back to last season.

Alex McGough threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Thomas Owens for FIU (2-3) late in the second quarter. Massachusetts answered on the ensuing series when Logan Laurent kicked a 48-yard field goal to give the Minutemen a 17-7 halftime lead.

Alex Gardner bullied in from the 1-yard line with 20 seconds left in the third quarter to pull FIU to 17-14.

It was the first meeting between the schools.

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