Scores

Final

Florida Atl 17

(1-1, 0-1 C-USA)

Middle Tennessee 31

(1-1, 1-0 C-USA)

7:00 PM ET, September 8, 2012

Floyd Stadium, MURFREESBORO, TN

1 2 3 4 T
FAU 0 0 3 1417
MTU 0 7 17 731

Top Performers

Passing: G. Wilbert (FAU) - 260 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Calhoun (MTU) - 14 CAR, 104 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Amos (MTU) - 4 REC, 102 YDS, 2 TD

Middle Tennessee 31, FAU 17

Associated Press

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- Logan Kilgore threw two touchdown passes to Anthony Amos and Middle Tennessee dominated the ground game in a 31-17 Sun Belt Conference win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday night.

The Blue Raiders (1-1, 1-0) had two 100-yard rushers in a game for the first time since 2009. Freshman Jordan Parker finished with 117 yards on 17 carries and Drayton Calhoun rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown on 14 attempts.

Middle Tennessee amassed 302 of its 480 yards on the ground while the Owls (1-1, 0-1) finished with 96 yards rushing.

Kilgore hit Amos with a 38-yard TD with 16 seconds elapsed in the second quarter, then found him again for a 26-yard score to make it 24-3 with 29 seconds left in the third. Amos finished with a career-high 102 yards on four catches.

Florida Atlantic's Graham Wilbert was 25 of 32 for 260 yards and two touchdowns.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FAU
MTU
1st Downs1924
Total Yards356480
Passing260178
Rushing96302
Penalties2-267-61
3rd Down Conversions5-116-13
4th Down Conversions0-12-2
Turnovers22
Possession28:0331:57

Passing Leaders

Florida AtlanticC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wilbert25/322608.120
Middle TennesseeC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kilgore10/1417812.720

Rushing Leaders

Florida AtlanticCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fortner13423.2010
Wallace4276.8012
Middle TennesseeCARYDSAVGTDLG
Parker171176.9027
Calhoun141047.4129

Receiving Leaders

Florida AtlanticRECYDSAVGTDLG
McKinney57515.0022
Dukes66010.0018
Middle TennesseeRECYDSAVGTDLG
Amos410225.5238
Griswould22412.0023

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERFAUMTU
TD14:44Anthony Amos 38 Yd Pass From Logan Kilgore (Carlos Lopez Kick) 07
THIRD QUARTERFAUMTU
TD09:31Kyle Griswould 3 Yd Run (Carlos Lopez Kick) 014
FG06:02Vinny Zaccario 39 Yd 314
FG03:06Carlos Lopez 36 Yd 317
TD00:29Anthony Amos 26 Yd Pass From Logan Kilgore (Carlos Lopez Kick) 324
FOURTH QUARTERFAUMTU
TD11:10Damian Fortner 4 Yd Pass From Graham Wilbert (Vinny Zaccario Kick) 1024
TD07:40Drayton Calhoun 29 Yd Run (Carlos Lopez Kick) 1031
TD05:12Byron Hankerson 8 Yd Pass From Graham Wilbert (Vinny Zaccario Kick) 1731